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Who Wants This Torpado Tool Pouch..?

Old 08-23-19, 02:39 AM
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Who Wants This Torpado Tool Pouch..?

Show me the bike that you own and would use this tool pouch on. Price is free (might have to ask for shipping cost, though) This is not a first come first served offer. I will choose who to give the pouch to and the decision will be based on the bike you show me...


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That would look great on my 1972 ItalVega Gran rally that I resurrected. The bike was left for dead in a field in Morro Bay California .I bought it off a bike flipper in Santa Maria who bought it cheap and realized he was over his head. This was not going to be a "quick Flip" . He sold it to me for $100 and I spent a year on cleaning and polishing. I left the original paint with all of the patina and I am glad I did. I rode it at the last Eroica California event and it rides very well. I am told it was built at the Torpado factory in Italy.
As Found and prior to any work


After MANY hours of cleaning and polishing
This bike had some interesting upgrades making it closer to a Nuovo Record model. The seat post is a Zeus and it sports a Campy SR crank at 175 mm length. The small chain ring is a 41 Avocet. Joe joesvintageroadbikes.wordpress
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Might look cool w/ the maroon saddle?
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The tool pouch came attached to this early seventies Torpado...
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Um . . . how ‘bout you keep the tool pouch and send me the Torpado?
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I have this one. Admittedly it is too big for me, and I am not as competent a mechanic as many of you on the forums. It was my entry to the 2018 clunker challenge. I put 27" aluminum rims on it now but am not currently riding it as I am still looking around for a sidepull rear brake that is neither too short nor too long. Or failing that a cable hanger for a rear centre pull. Haven't had much luck with either at the coop.

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Old 08-24-19, 09:43 AM
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Here is my bike. Please send pouch. Address: Ohio
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Old 08-28-19, 12:16 PM
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Well, offering a bit of a warning. Two more days and I will choose the recipient.
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Old 08-28-19, 03:11 PM
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That would match my Mk 13 exquisitely!

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my univega needs a seat pouch!

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Old 08-28-19, 04:47 PM
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Just a heads up, guys and gals. The pouch is for a Torpado not a torpedo. I do not say that to offend. When I found my first Torpado, I, too, thought it to be a Torpedo. And, for what it is worth, many people, who have seen my Torpados have misread the name, once again seeing torpedo...
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Old 08-28-19, 05:41 PM
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I can read that as "Tornado" quite easily.


Or "Cornado", even.

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Id like to use the Torpado pouch as a fanny pack.
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I also know it's Torpado... How? Well, because I know how to read. But perhaps we should discuss what a joke is as well, since it's apparently lecture time!
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A later Torpado, but I feel like it would be at home with mine.
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I actually found that exact same bag on eBay and gave it to @Sestese for his late 60’s - early 70’s brown Torpado Gran Premio, painted almost exactly like my Italvega Super Speciale shown below:
I have probably 5 Italvega bikes or frames in that same root beer metallic brown which as you know were also built by Torpado.

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I also know it's Torpado... How? Well, because I know how to read. But perhaps we should discuss what a joke is as well, since it's apparently lecture time!
I included the lecture and explained why in post #11 . More than one person has made the mistake, including Google and Ebay search, of reading torpedo rather than Torpado. The information was not intended to offend, only to help me find a bike that I think the pouch would best suit so that I can do something nice for someone. Anyway...

At today's end, I will choose and ask the intended recipient to send me a shipping address so that I can send him or her the pouch.
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Sadly, the only branded Torpado I have is this early 80ís Torpado Italia which was abused by meth-heads in its former life and rattle-canned to death. It was purchased 3 years ago also for the Clunker challenge but never built up, definitely needs work before it could be worthy.



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I included the lecture and explained why in post #11 . More than one person has made the mistake, including Google and Ebay search, of reading torpedo rather than Torpado. The information was not intended to offend...
No one here used the word torpedo. Even I didn't in my post with a photo of a torpedo, and I was obviously making a joke.

It's wise not to lecture people about their inability to read words correctly unless if they're actually doing so - you might not mean to offend, but that's more than likely what you're going to end up doing.
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No one here used the word torpedo. Even I didn't in my post with a photo of a torpedo, and I was obviously making a joke.

It's wise not to lecture people about their inability to read words correctly unless if they're actually doing so - you might not mean to offend, but that's more than likely what you're going to end up doing.
I did not say that anyone here used the word torpedo, so you are right there. Though I did it poorly, I was trying to explain what confusion I have seen others experience when dealing with the word Torpado. With respect to your posting a picture of a torpedo, I did realize that it was a joke.

If you consider my attempts to reduce the possibility for confusion an attempt to lecture others, then you are welcome to go with that opinion. But my intention was only to reduce or eliminate what has proved confusing to others.

Perhaps I am lecturing and, if so, so be it. And, if someone gets offended, as some do then bringing their opinion to my attention, I appreciate the feedback. Thanks.
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No one here used the word torpedo. Even I didn't in my post with a photo of a torpedo, and I was obviously making a joke.

It's wise not to lecture people about their inability to read words correctly unless if they're actually doing so - you might not mean to offend, but that's more than likely what you're going to end up doing.
Randy, clearly, was striving for clarity and trying to point out that "guys and gals" in general have made the mistake in the past, even him.

You are misinterpreting tone and intent, and taking his comment in post 11 personally when it was directed toward all. This makes the advice you tried to give ironic. In all likelihood, your "joke" probably reminded him of the mistake that he has seen as common.

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