From: Jordan on
Before the racer, there was the British motorway system, and the coffee.
In the '50s fast motorways were built, and there was a boom in roadside
coffee shops. The Italians had recently invented the method of making
espresso using mechanical pressure rather than steam. The British firm
Cona also had their own system based on vacuum. These machines created a
increase in coffee consumption in the UK, previously more keen on tea.
The practice of meeting your buddies at one layby, then riding up to the
next along the motorway naturally led to the "cafe racer".

Jordan
From: Lars Chance on
VTR250 wrote:

> At least Brad's gloves are new... your's were probably new in 1928 -
> you old goat!
>
> BTW - The bike looks very different from the side. Here are some more
> pics:
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1223085/Brad-Pitt-knocked-motorbike-Hollywood-crash.html
>
> --
> Rigger's gloves $19 from Mitre 10
>
http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2009/01/pitt-helmet/brad-pitt-motorcycle-helmet-02.jpg
(I'm betting the "Rigger's gloves" are genuine organic Italian
calf-foreskin Delucapelli Milano designer-gloves.....)

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Elsie.
From: Diogenes on
On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:05:02 GMT, Lars Chance
<lars.chance(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

>VTR250 wrote:
>
>> At least Brad's gloves are new... your's were probably new in 1928 -
>> you old goat!
>>
>> BTW - The bike looks very different from the side. Here are some more
>> pics:
>> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1223085/Brad-Pitt-knocked-motorbike-Hollywood-crash.html
>>
>> --
>> Rigger's gloves $19 from Mitre 10
> >
>http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2009/01/pitt-helmet/brad-pitt-motorcycle-helmet-02.jpg
>(I'm betting the "Rigger's gloves" are genuine organic Italian
>calf-foreskin Delucapelli Milano designer-gloves.....)

Oh yeah, that'd be the de rigueur gloves, right?


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Onya bike

Gerry
From: atec 7 7 "atec on
VTR250 wrote:
> On Oct 28, 9:27 am, "George W. Frost" <georgewfr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> and back into my Hummer where I feel safe -
>>> LA can be a dangerous place!
>
> I know the expression 'caf´┐Ż racer' was first used in the 1950's and a
> big part of the cafe racer style is derived from post-war lack of
> money (hand made parts etc). I agree that the term was in use for
> over a decade and probably was more popular in the 60's, by which time
> the financial effects of WWII must have faded.
>
> Also, I spotted the handlebar mounter mirror - that's why I said
> "removed a mirror." However, I feel you are missing my point a bit,
> George.
>
> It was not intended to be a serious post, so I didn't expect the
> details to be disected to the extent they have been. If I had
> realised that was going to happen, I would have taken more care over
> the minutiae and probably not posted anything at all.
How veru niave after all this IS aus.moto
>
> At least Brad's gloves are new... your's were probably new in 1928 -
> you old goat!
>
> BTW - The bike looks very different from the side. Here are some more
> pics:
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1223085/Brad-Pitt-knocked-motorbike-Hollywood-crash.html
>
> --
>
> Perhaps this is what I should've put:
> Cotton top $75 by Giovanni, Tracey Ross Clothing Boutique, 8595
> Sunset Blvd. (www.traceyross.com)
> Shoes $270 from Carwashkim: Vintage & Designer
> Rigger's gloves $19 from Mitre 10
> Plastic surgery $47K by the same guy that did Michael Jackson
From: Diogenes on
On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 21:21:03 GMT, "George W. Frost"
<georgewfrost(a)gmail.com> wrote:


>Since when has any post in this newsgroup been serious??

What !?!?!?

Are you telling me that Knobdribble and Infarct Kneetrembler weren't
being serious?

Bwahahahahaha...

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Onya bike

Gerry