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Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 03:17 AM
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Posted By R85/8
Ann-Margret (http://youtu.be/DNk53UnF408) riding...

Ann-Margret (http://youtu.be/DNk53UnF408) riding a Guzzi.

http://www.rippin-kitten.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/am_duo.jpg

Taking a police bike for a ride
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
And still can be seen with a bike ...

And still can be seen with a bike

http://www.ann-margret.com/images/home_006a.jpg

A bit earlier

http://www.ann-margret.com/images/home_0011a.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,570
Posted By R85/8
There was a model sold in Australia with the...

There was a model sold in Australia with the Concentric and coil ignition. It wasn't called a Thruxton though. I should remember it more clearly, I agonised over whether to buy the last one for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
It's great when the poseurs get keen on a good...

It's great when the poseurs get keen on a good bike. That means in 2 years time when it is no longer the hot item, there will be heaps of barely used ones available for pennies.

Long live the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 08:07 AM
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Posted By R85/8
I thought so too. They have gone to some lengths...

I thought so too. They have gone to some lengths to exactly reproduce the original poses, so it's highly likely it is the exact same location as well.

Cool pic, cool ladies.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
At a guess very late 1950s or early 1960s judging...

At a guess very late 1950s or early 1960s judging by dangly bits on handlebars.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
She's local to here. Lovely lass :)

She's local to here. Lovely lass :)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
That was too easy. It's a Boobley Dribblesome

That was too easy.

It's a Boobley Dribblesome
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
I've heard the expression "fur coat and no...

I've heard the expression "fur coat and no knickers", but I've never seen one for "fur knickers and no coat"... :)
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,782
Posted By R85/8
That's the first thing I thought too (and I had a...

That's the first thing I thought too (and I had a red K1 :2cry )
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
That's one of my favourites. She's riding a bike,...

That's one of my favourites. She's riding a bike, looks cool and in control.

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/600761_10151467025218165_1013396158_n.jpg

Probably hitting...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 02:11 PM
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Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
Nah, Cruella De Ville's younger sister... :)

Nah, Cruella De Ville's younger sister... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
Is that the the female equivalent of an...

Is that the the female equivalent of an oxymoron... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
I had an early Bond. Rolled it in front of my...

I had an early Bond. Rolled it in front of my mother. I lay under it pissing myself laughing, meanwhile my mother was going hysterical because it was on fire...

No big deal, it only weighed about...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
Nah, it's a Triumph. Won't hear the exhaust for...

Nah, it's a Triumph. Won't hear the exhaust for the noise of the tappets... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
She was pretty hot in her day ...

She was pretty hot in her day

http://www.morethings.com/music/marianne_faithfull/marianne-faithfull-172.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 75,406
Posted By R85/8
Reminds me of my BMW K1 that I bought in a fit of...

Reminds me of my BMW K1 that I bought in a fit of enthusiasm and spent the next 2 years regretting. :)

(Nothing wrong with it, just the wrong bike for me)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By R85/8
Great to see these bikes still being used...

Great to see these bikes still being used properly.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,898
Posted By R85/8
I always liked those but could never find one...

I always liked those but could never find one when I was in Oz.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 67,212
Posted By R85/8
Is that Eric Oliver? I like the bum...

Is that Eric Oliver?


I like the bum slider.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,641
Views: 1,283,438
Posted By R85/8
That would be correct. If I remember right this...

That would be correct. If I remember right this model was introduced at the 1967 Earls Court Show. I couldn't see the point in it because there also was the P11 on offer, and if I wanted a dirt...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2,641
Views: 1,283,438
Posted By R85/8
Although I've sworn I would never have another...

Although I've sworn I would never have another Norton, I could justify that one.

After all, Matchless frame, and Matchless badge makes it a Matchless. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15,068
Views: 8,469,321
Posted By R85/8
Just a reality reminder for us as to how those...

Just a reality reminder for us as to how those hot young things see us... :)

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/ItXKGyO6cRA?rel=0
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,733
Posted By R85/8
Check the clutch pushrod is not bent. That can...

Check the clutch pushrod is not bent. That can cause it to stick.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2,916
Views: 806,316
Posted By R85/8
I've lived out west and ridden a hand change HD...

I've lived out west and ridden a hand change HD through some that country that Bowers & Smith went through. They had to be tough to do a ride like that. About half a day used to do me in, and that's...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By R85/8
My other vice - fat bicycles.

My other vice - fat bicycles.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 206,270
Posted By R85/8
That's what I thought too. I had a slightly...

That's what I thought too.

I had a slightly earlier one. Nice cruiser, much nicer than the more tuned models IMO.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By R85/8
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,001
Posted By R85/8
I was too busy recoiling in horror to notice...

I was too busy recoiling in horror to notice details like that... :)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 179,116
Posted By R85/8
You're wrong about him, he's a genius! That...

You're wrong about him, he's a genius!

That advert is carefully crafted to cause all intelligent and careful consumers to deselect themselves.

So what's he left with?

Dumb suckers with money...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By R85/8
My thinking is pretty similar. The "Brough"...

My thinking is pretty similar.

The "Brough" has the makings of an interesting bike, but first it needs to drop all the retro designer bits and be the bike George Brough would have built - a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By R85/8
The twin wheeled and the car engine bike was...

The twin wheeled and the car engine bike was intended for heavy duty sidecar use. A solution to a problem that doesn't exist these days - the solo bike user who put the sidecar on to take the family...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 3,241,737
Posted By R85/8
It's got potential though.

It's got potential though.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By R85/8
If you're comparing a Brough to a Vincent, then...

If you're comparing a Brough to a Vincent, then do it for the same period.

Vincent filled the gap left by Brough postwar.

For example, this shaft drive 4 cylinder twin rear wheel motorcycle...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By R85/8
Really?

Really?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,857
Posted By R85/8
It's a fail. Brough would have built a...

It's a fail.

Brough would have built a modern bike that would smoke the wheels of the opposition and it would have looked nothing like that.

His sports bikes were built to be hammered by people...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,001
Posted By R85/8
I've had plenty in line V-twins. They were...

I've had plenty in line V-twins. They were designed that way, so it's not a problem for them. They've done the R&D.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,001
Posted By R85/8
I can see you admire this guy, and I don't really...

I can see you admire this guy, and I don't really want to rain on your parade. I look on this bike as an ornamental toy, not a proper motorbike.

That doesn't mean it isn't built well, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,001
Posted By R85/8
Well it's good that it rides well. As for what...

Well it's good that it rides well. As for what sort of artist he is, I rely on my eyes for that.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,001
Posted By R85/8
I'm not sure what sort of artist he is, but using...

I'm not sure what sort of artist he is, but using Braille to construct a replica 1930s bike is innovative. That truly is a mish-mash...

However, bikes are for riding, not posturing on, so if that...
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