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Offline Warren Ellwood

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« on: September 11, 2008, 12:09:44 pm »
Recently at Canal Walk, Paperweight had a display in the main "arena" where they had a huge amount of books, magazines etc for sale at really bargain prices. I don't usually buy the American and English bike mags from Exclusive books for instance as R100.00 for a mag is alot of beer money.

But I did find a magazine amongst the Paperweight bargains called TBM. It is an English publication aimed at DS, trailbikes, enduro and dirt junkies, and what a mag. 150 pages of excellent articles, tests etc even some about SA, and it sold for R10.00. Okay it was the May issue in August.

Has anyone else seen this mag around as I wouldn't mind lashing out for a mag like this every now and then. But since then I havn't seen it anywhere again and the lady at Paperweight did not really know how they came to have 50 copies. A real pity.
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Re: TBM
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 12:36:40 pm »

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Re: TBM
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 03:32:14 pm »
I have a few copies

only really read them once I got my xr250 but now I'm obsessed! really cool mag

did they have more than 1 copy??
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Re: TBM
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 03:45:04 pm »
an here i thought this was a thread about the tunnel boring machine...
 

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Re: TBM
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008, 03:53:42 pm »
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Re: TBM
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008, 03:53:59 pm »
an here i thought this was a thread about the tunnel boring machine...

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I have to agree that the british motoring/motorcycling mags have an amazing amount of content!
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Re: TBM
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008, 04:11:48 pm »
Latest issue has the BM450X and some nice rides in Morocco. I like the mag but paying R80 is a bit steap (CNA).
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Re: TBM
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008, 07:32:58 am »
For years I had a subscription to Dirt Bike Rider (USA). A 2 year subscriptions cost me $ 45 x 8 = R360 for 24 months =  R15 a mag! Cheaper than any SA mag. And I received the mags months before CNA.
I have sent TBM a message asking about an international subscription. Will post their answer.
Interestingly I was in Germany earlier in the year. I counted at least 5 different adventure bike magazines. Definitely growth trend world wide.
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Re: TBM
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008, 08:00:28 am »
TBM :thumleft:
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Re: TBM
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008, 08:11:59 am »
an here i thought this was a thread about the tunnel boring machine...

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Offline Warren Ellwood

Re: TBM
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 09:49:29 am »
No they only had the one issue, but about 50 copies were lying on the table.

CNA is probably the only shop I haven't checked for some reason.

It will be interesting to see if they will do overseas subcriptions. Look forward to their answer.
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Re: TBM
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2008, 06:04:36 pm »
an here i thought this was a thread about the tunnel boring machine...

Ding-dong - step away from the beer :mwink:
 

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Re: TBM
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2008, 03:11:22 pm »
Haven't had an answer yet. Will follow up on Monday.
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