From: thefathippy on 28 Oct 2009 19:37
On Oct 28, 10:51 pm, VTR250 <goo...(a)m-streeter.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> BTW - The bike looks very different from the side. Here are some more
<looks at video>
I'm not sure how anyone came to the conclusion the photographer
knocked him off. It appears to me that he was lanesplitting (badly)
between stationary vehicles. Boofhead.
From: theo on 28 Oct 2009 22:22
On Oct 28, 5:40 pm, "George W. Frost" <georgewfr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> "theo" <theodo...(a)bigpond.com.au> wrote in message
> On Oct 28, 9:31 am, Zebee Johnstone <zeb...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > In aus.motorcycles on Tue, 27 Oct 2009 22:27:22 GMT
> > George W. Frost <georgewfr...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > > There were no cafe racers in the 1950's
> > > they didn't come into vogue till the early 1970's when the Japanese
> > > bikes
> > > hit the market
> > Umm... eh?
> That was my reaction.
> There were the few boy racers around before this, but the majority of cafe
> racers didn't eventuate till later on
> In the 1950's, it was the Triumph, BSA, AJS, and others with standard bars
> which were on the road
> then the japs came in around 1967 with cheaper and better lasting bikes,
> then the urge to change the styling of them started, with the bars changed
> along with other things.
> If you could get a Harley, it was usually a Sporty, because the Glides were
> too expensive, then if you got a Gilde, the first things to go were the
> garbage bags and standard bars, replaced with ape hangers
> I thought you were old enough to remember those things Theo
I was thinking about Brit Cafe bikes. something tarty and tasty, like
a Triton or Norvin, not some Japanese factory made 'caff' bike.
People were riding those before anyone heard of Jap bikes.
From: hippo on 29 Oct 2009 01:25
> On Oct 28, 10:51�pm, VTR250 <goo...(a)m-streeter.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > BTW - The bike looks very different from the side. �Here are some more
> > pics:
> > �http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1223085/Brad-Pitt-knocke...
> <looks at video>
> I'm not sure how anyone came to the conclusion the photographer
> knocked him off. It appears to me that he was lanesplitting (badly)
> between stationary vehicles. Boofhead.
> Tony F
Agreed - nothing else was moving! Did he actually hit the mirror or catch
the out-turned tyre on the parked car? Oh well, I suppose most of us have
done something vaguely similar... :)
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From: Jordan on 29 Oct 2009 23:29
atec 7 7 wrote:
> riding sprung hubs and rigid pommie bikes taught me that hard tails
> slide to easily
OK for racey types like yourself, but timid people like me who just want
to get around at legal speeds find rigid frames just fine.
From: atec 7 7 "atec on 30 Oct 2009 00:35
> atec 7 7 wrote:
>> riding sprung hubs and rigid pommie bikes taught me that hard tails
>> slide to easily
> OK for racey types like yourself, but timid people like me who just want
> to get around at legal speeds find rigid frames just fine.
I take it then your inbuilt padding provides the missing suspension as I
find rigids knock my chronic back problem for 6 hence the desire for
suspension , yes the rigid looks cool but the compromise aint worth it
when a monoshock works far better and still looks cool
My tt500 is mono shocked for a cafe' and handles very well .