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Tyres 05-01-22 04:57 AM

Great posters!
 
it,s a shame it's ended. I only attended a few over the years. Was it's demise Covid related. Is there chance for resurrection?

Ballenxj 05-01-22 05:49 AM


Originally Posted by Tyres (Post 22490764)
it,s a shame it's ended. I only attended a few over the years. Was it's demise Covid related. Is there chance for resurrection?

I love and will miss all of these old posters. It would be nice if this event were resurrected. It would also be nice to see similar events in the U.S.

gster 05-01-22 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by Tyres (Post 22490764)
it,s a shame it's ended. I only attended a few over the years. Was it's demise Covid related. Is there chance for resurrection?

Yeah..
Covid shut it down.
I've thought of reviving it but haven't made any steps.

thumpism 05-01-22 03:29 PM

Older ladies' Sports for $85 in NH.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...53494928717873

https://scontent.fric1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...5w&oe=62734C69

thumpism 05-02-22 09:48 AM

A Tourist and a Sports in MA; $60 each or BOTH FOR $100.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...15150769994781

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...9Q&oe=62740630

gster 05-03-22 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 22492117)

Shows that there are still some good deals out there.

swampyankee2 05-03-22 12:39 PM

BSA in decent shape for $50 near me.
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3032996995348/

I might rather have the Humber though, a bit further away
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...1927706405510/

gster 05-03-22 06:45 PM

The BSA would be my choice.
I would think it to be rarer,

swampyankee2 05-04-22 05:44 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22494210)
The BSA would be my choice.
I would think it to be rarer,

But the kind of BSAs I prefer have twin cylinders. Besides, the Humber has that awesome, arcane logo

gster 05-04-22 06:41 AM


Originally Posted by swampyankee2 (Post 22494562)
But the kind of BSAs I prefer have twin cylinders. Besides, the Humber has that awesome, arcane logo

Me too...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...787ddd9db4.jpg
I'm waiting on a couple of carb rebuild kits.

swampyankee2 05-04-22 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22494628)
Me too...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...787ddd9db4.jpg
I'm waiting on a couple of carb rebuild kits.

That's got to be a '70? Newer side cover marking and front fender

gster 05-04-22 07:49 AM


Originally Posted by swampyankee2 (Post 22494696)
That's got to be a '70? Newer side cover marking and front fender

1969
I've had it since 1987 or so.

swampyankee2 05-04-22 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22494697)
1969
I've had it since 1987 or so.

I've had a few over the years. Last Brit was a 250 Starfire and a 72 Triumph Triple. I've gone Italian, and Spanish
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2bec39f5a3.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ecff274cad.jpg

gster 05-04-22 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by swampyankee2 (Post 22494703)
I've had a few over the years. Last Brit was a 250 Starfire and a 72 Triumph Triple. I've gone Italian, and Spanish
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2bec39f5a3.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ecff274cad.jpg

I really like the black one.
Benelli?

swampyankee2 05-04-22 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22494941)
I really like the black one.
Benelli?

Yes. '65 Benelli 250. Barracuda in the US but called a Sprite elsewhere. It's a twin to the Sprite I had in my youth which unfortunately suffered from my abuse and subsequent neglect in storage under the care of a friend. Still in pieces at this point but one day it will be Motogiro USA worthy.

markk900 05-04-22 05:28 PM

At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle thread, gster I had a 70 A65T which I thought was cool but not a keeper; swampyankee2 i learned to ride on an Ossa…. Still have a couple Ducatis but they don’t see much use these days.

gster 05-04-22 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by markk900 (Post 22495419)
At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle thread, gster I had a 70 A65T which I thought was cool but not a keeper; swampyankee2 i learned to ride on an Ossa…. Still have a couple Ducatis but they don’t see much use these days.

O.T I know, but....
We all seem to like:
- British machines (not sure why?)
- Things with two wheels
- Fixing stuff up

gster 05-04-22 07:22 PM


Originally Posted by swampyankee2 (Post 22494962)
Yes. '65 Benelli 250. Barracuda in the US but called a Sprite elsewhere. It's a twin to the Sprite I had in my youth which unfortunately suffered from my abuse and subsequent neglect in storage under the care of a friend. Still in pieces at this point but one day it will be Motogiro USA worthy.

I'm impressed that you got it on that table.

swampyankee2 05-04-22 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 22495555)
I'm impressed that you got it on that table.

It went up in pieces. Lol

swampyankee2 05-04-22 07:38 PM


Originally Posted by markk900 (Post 22495419)
At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle thread, gster I had a 70 A65T which I thought was cool but not a keeper; swampyankee2 i learned to ride on an Ossa…. Still have a couple Ducatis but they don’t see much use these days.

my first "big" bike was a 66 BSA A65L that I restored to stock. I've owned a couple more in various states of repair since. Moved on to BMW airheads amongst all sorts of other brands. I've also owned and restored a few Ossas and Bultacos more recently, after getting the Motogiro bug. Sold my last "big" bikes - a BMW 675/6 and a Harley Superglide - 2 years ago. Just the Ossa and Benelli now.

thumpism 05-05-22 05:06 PM

Two dinky Raleigh RSW folders for $199 in NC.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...44392350462741

https://scontent.fric1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...eQ&oe=62796636

clubman 05-05-22 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by swampyankee2 (Post 22495569)
Sold my last "big" bikes - a BMW 675/6 and a Harley Superglide - 2 years ago.

Is that the copper coloured mudguard and front end in the Ossa pic? My '72 R75/5 swb...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4e435b1ef5.jpg

gna 05-05-22 10:17 PM

Raleigh Sports for My Daughter
 
I'm getting this Raleigh ready for my daughter. She's outgrown her Space Rider and a Dunelt. She likes coaster brakes, so I got an AWC (ii) hub and a dynohub and laced them to Sun CR-18s. Creme Delta Cruisers. I think I have the lights sorted. I have a B66s for her, but she says she likes the monstrosity that came with the bike.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e86a5cfb53.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...edac703d2a.jpg

swampyankee2 05-06-22 05:53 AM


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 22496590)
Is that the copper coloured mudguard and front end in the Ossa pic? My '72 R75/5 swb...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4e435b1ef5.jpg

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ff2dbc0342.jpg
BMW called it Havana Gold. I called it business suit brown.

gster 05-06-22 10:15 AM

A couple of recent Kijiji listings here in Toronto
1966 J.C. Higgins 3 Speed
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...245cf46589.jpg
Reasonably priced @ $240.00

70's Raleigh Sports
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3215143954.jpg
Not so reasonably priced @ $750.00


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