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Old 10-03-2010, 11:14 AM   #16
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Holy shit, just caught a commercial for it on discovery HD. Was not paying attention and reconized the music. Its called Mother of the Bride by an atlanta band called cigar store indians. Guys I know. Then looked up some more stuff and the singer is the narrator for the show!

Check out the band here (they are no longer together)

The Cigar Store Indians


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Old 10-03-2010, 05:30 PM   #17
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Better than the excuse for motorcycle shows they have on SPEED. I'll gladly watch it...all while protesting the evolution of cafe racers from a small gathering of enthusiasts into the new chopper era.

All the while I'll watch the value of my CB750 take off...again.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:29 PM   #18
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Remember when cafe racers used to race from cafe to cafe?
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:43 PM   #19
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Better than the excuse for motorcycle shows they have on SPEED. I'll gladly watch it...all while protesting the evolution of cafe racers from a small gathering of enthusiasts into the new chopper era.

All the while I'll watch the value of my CB750 take off...again.
I hear ya. Same here. It's too bad they couldn't make it about the bikes instead of focusing on all the costumes and fucking lame ass gimmicks. Oh well.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:23 PM   #20
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Remember when cafe racers used to race from cafe to cafe?
No. (but then I dont remember a lot of cafes around in the US either)

Starbucks racer?
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:26 PM   #21
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I'm excited and worried at the same time.
I grabbed my project this summer and have been patiently waiting to work on it over the winter.

I hope I do not finish up in time for the OCC-CR scene
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:40 PM   #22
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No. (but then I dont remember a lot of cafes around in the US either)

Starbucks racer?
It's 1974!

Back then, there were two crazes the bike companies were counting on; Trials and Cafe Racers.

Trials never went anywhere. Wasn't much fun picking yourself up after the 30th crash in the last hour. And that was somebody that was pretty good. Most gave up after the first half hour and just used it for a pit bike.

Took about 11 years before the CR did. Original GSXR 750 and decendents would be the first. Cruisers are what saved the bike biz into the 80's and 90's.

I'm gonna watch it, I was in HS when that was popular. Best way to connect with the past.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:42 PM   #23
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Cafes are going to be the new "choppa'" for the masses.
Please dear deities ... make it so!
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:43 PM   #24
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True, but he also did a cafe CB as well...so he is even steven.
Hahaha, Love the name drop. I HAD to do the cafe CB to see what the appeal was. You can see how quickly I came to my senses, sold it and went for a true classic bike and restoration.
To each his own. It's going to blow up like choppers. Come to atlanta, all you see are CB's in cafe "dress." None of them are actually modified to get to point A from B faster...just clubman bars, some daring enough to fit a cowl on the rear.
I thought cafe was cool for a minute but I don't like following the masses (says the trendiest dresser you'll meet )
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:08 PM   #25
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No. (but then I dont remember a lot of cafes around in the US either)
Not around the US but here in Seattle and Portland there are so many damn cafes that you can't get out of second gear before hitting the next cafe.

Heck, we've even got a cafe called Cafe Racer. All praise to the niche market.

http://www.caferacerseattle.com/home.html

And no, a Starbucks is not a cafe. It's a crap hole that serves lousy coffee and egg mcmuffins.

Be back just after I get these clubmans bolted to my cafe GS.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:34 AM   #26
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Come to atlanta, all you see are CB's in cafe "dress." None of them are actually modified to get to point )
Down here I dont see anything on the road other than harleys and sport bikes with the occasional DS thrown in. I dont ever see classics, much less something in any sort of cafe dress. Heck the greasers down here dont even do cafes. Few old indians, harleys, but thats about it.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:33 AM   #27
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I was going to 'cafe' my new (old) scooter, but there were a few defining factors, I didn't want to come across as the poseur that riding such a styled bike can imply. I wouldn't be riding it like it was meant to, so why do it? The bike was all there, and more, as some of you kind folk offered to buy parts from it!

But then again there are butt loads of folk out there getting in on the retro hype that exists in our current lifestyle, for example, people riding bicycles built for the velodrome (fixies) on the street, ala no brakes, one gear, and quite alot without the skill to control it! or there's the single and twin fin revolution of surfing, many not able to flick these old girls around like they think they can, (me included, so I stuck to fatter, flatter thrusters and a 10' mal)

So what's the "pirate on a tough harley" equivalent moniker of a pilot aboard his/her cafe?

I'm not completely dissing the style as I take my hat off to the lads who said they'd make it back before the track ended, and those who keep that flame alive should rock that to the end. If your going to take on the style then ride like it was meant to be. I'll need extended tracks to follow this theme!!
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:27 AM   #28
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So what's the "pirate on a tough harley" equivalent moniker of a pilot aboard his/her cafe?
Great question!
I'm not completely dissing the style as I take my hat off to the lads who said they'd make it back before the track ended, and those who keep that flame alive should rock that to the end. If your going to take on the style then ride like it was meant to be. I'll need extended tracks to follow this theme!!
I wouldn't diss it either. There's going to be a lot of money made on making and engineering components, assembling bikes, and making show quality bikes that are never cranked and actually Starbucked.

I know I already have 4 bikes that I've earmarked for cafe bikes so I can get in front of the curve and cash in on the next "me too" thing.
Wait'll you guys see the Luftwaffe themed R100 I'm doing.
(Sportster ADV conversion is still on...)
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:31 AM   #29
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You can see me in the background in a couple of shots. I ride my cafe'd R90/6 pretty hard and am always down for a good burn. Now to figure out how to get more power.

Thankfully this is on Discovery HD which most people do not have.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:54 AM   #30
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Old film footage that will be shown over and over with no explanation or interpretation, possibly with fake motor sound soundtrack like they do with old WWII footage, interviews with brain dead survivors of the era, then switch to snobby builders doing perfect powder coated recreations for rich assholes.

But I could be wrong, I'll watch it if I remember to.
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