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« on: 12 February, 2008, 06:19:28 PM »

Being as we have strayed to bikes /mopeds and 2 wheeled things in general, i thought i would start a new thread. I will start off by saying i have always had british motorcycles for years, and still have 1, a 1998 Triumph thunderbird sports, which is great, that is in MY shed. Sorry for the pun about BSA, I got it wrong, it should have said .Bits Stuck Anywhere. Grin Grin Just kidding. Lets see how many bike related things get posted, I know some people will say its a Lancia forum , but when it comes down to it we do all share the passion for the marque, but in my book there is nothing wrong with a diversion now and then.P.S. How can I add an image on here?
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« Reply #1 on: 12 February, 2008, 06:27:23 PM »

Just to show how tastes vary, my father made a downpayment on a black shadow (plumbers nightmare) and took it back and bought a (2nd) Gold Flash instead because he didn't enjoy riding it...But everyone would still want the vinnie if asked now...We're all suckers for claimed high top speeds.I don't know if the shadow could really hit more than 115 but the flash (in tuned form) could also wind up to not much less.

Anything much over a ton is ...... frightening on any bike in my experience.
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« Reply #2 on: 12 February, 2008, 06:38:48 PM »

First reply. Peter Gerish is your Vincent man, my father had a series D rapide i think it was a series d, you know, the one with the huge speedo with 150mph on it, also acted as a fairing Wink
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1958 VELOCETTE MAC
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1968 MGC ROADSTER
1958 Series 2 Appia berlina
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« Reply #3 on: 12 February, 2008, 07:12:23 PM »

I'm sure  I saw a picture of a Lancia bike on one of the forums

Geoff (never got into bikes - never wanted to - me like big heater and drinks tray)
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« Reply #4 on: 12 February, 2008, 07:40:39 PM »

You need to ride in the sidecar old chap.Nice blanket and a flask of rum....
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« Reply #5 on: 12 February, 2008, 08:14:18 PM »

To post a picture look bottom left of the text window for "additional options".  Click that and it opens up box tp attach a file.   I click on the "browse" button and select a file on my PC, then the bit that says "more attachments" to get another box, and another.

Photoshop Elements is where I resize to 600 wide, and "save for web".  On most pictures doing a resize and save and upload is quicker than waiting for a large file to uuuuuuuuuuuuuplooooooooooad whatever the savings at the server end...

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My bike experiance was a hard tail BSA Bantam - great fun off road - lethal on the road.  It belonged to a school friend and having messed about with it as kids I later restored it in the kitchen - as you do - with the long term loan of it as payment.   HOWEVER after three near misses in the first week gave it up.  I think the problem was being treated "as a motorbike" when it really only had the performance of peddles, at least with peddles you are taller and more "in the way".  I say near misses, that's three near misses from death - it was actual contact from cars cutting in.   

A fast bike - and been on several pillion - is able to get itself out the way of danger.  I never got to the fast bike stage - I went for the safer option of racing a self restored / built car with no roof or roll cage.   A Bantam or Rudge on the trailer as well was a good idea for something to fix should the car behave itself and we get bored.

An autocycle is a different prospect altogeather - looks like a bike - goes like a bike - gets treated like a bike - it just takes more energy.   A friend said it took him more energy doing a cross London commute in a TVR than on a peddle bike and a similar equation comes to play on an autocycle.  Maybe its the buttock clenching that exhausts in the same way that skiing looks so easy "just standing on two planks" but in practice is about as bad as running.  Its a very smug way to travel when its working - and a four stroke - with two speeds...   Must confess I did ebay for it after google.  One day.

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« Reply #6 on: 12 February, 2008, 10:36:35 PM »

I must admit I always had a liking for one of those funny little French things
a basic push bike with a tiny motor strapped on top of the front wheel.
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« Reply #7 on: 12 February, 2008, 11:51:48 PM »

Some pics off the web.

http://www.thebuzzingclub.co.uk/

NACC is a lovely club, and their magasine "Buzzing" used to be such a treat.

Here's that Bugatti motor:-

http://www.thebuzzingclub.co.uk/archive/arc0393.htm

...and stumbled on this rocket bike...

http://www.thebuzzingclub.co.uk/archive/arc0250.htm

Don't make them like that anymore?   Go google "Ron Patrick" and also "jet kart".   

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« Reply #8 on: 13 February, 2008, 12:14:33 AM »

I'm sure  I saw a picture of a Lancia bike on one of the forums

Geoff (never got into bikes - never wanted to - me like big heater and drinks tray)

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I put it on here 4th October, & Scarpia, good man that he is translated it for me.Grin

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« Reply #9 on: 13 February, 2008, 01:10:30 PM »

I have to say this is a bit of a DIVERSION (Yamaha) from the normal but that said it is what I ride!!

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« Reply #10 on: 13 February, 2008, 01:20:51 PM »

Very Good. Wink I am triumphant Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: 13 February, 2008, 06:44:37 PM »

Well I'm  Super Tenere'd then....

sounds like a superhero with special opera powers now I think of it.(which suits me fine)
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« Reply #12 on: 21 March, 2008, 01:40:46 AM »

There's nothing new, it's all been done before Grin part of the Shuttleworth Collection Old Warden. http://www.shuttleworth.org/

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« Reply #13 on: 03 October, 2008, 04:35:24 PM »

At last I've had a ride on a Raleigh RM9, not mine but one loaned for a 30 mile ride last sunday, great, can't wait to get mine on the road as I've now got the old registration number back, even it's non- transferrable.

Forgotten how much fun you can still have a 30mph Grin

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« Reply #14 on: 03 October, 2008, 07:10:10 PM »

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Forgotten how much fun you can still have a 30mph

are we talking about the fulvia saloon or the Raleigh moped Brian??  Grin

I last road my BSA bantam in 1981; it's languishing at the back of the garage under a load of junk.I sometimes get an irrational urge to tidy it up and get it back on the road but perhaps somethings are best kept as fond memories.I think "downhill in a hurricane" it would top out at about 45 mph and the brakes on my mountain bike are much more powerful but it was a dream come true when I first rode it... Smiley
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