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Old 08-31-2013, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: is anyone also finding a lack of interest?

Originally Posted by Mike B View Post

A Triumph Bonneville because...well you know -
When I built my first motorized bicycle (and it was a pretty good looking bike) about 5 years ago now I was riding it uptown. At a stop sign a guy on a motorcycle came from my right and turned into the parking lot across the street. As he made his turn I could see the profile of the motorcycle. Unmistakably and old Triumph.

I went across and parked next to him to have a look. It was a 750 Bonneville. Condition was not quite 'showroom', but very good. I said, "Well, how about that? A classic Triumph!"

He was looking down at the moment, pulling off his helmet. He slowly raised his head, scanning my bike side-to-side, looked me in the eye and said,

"Nice bike....."

A very proud moment, let me tell you.

I was honest, though, and said, "Yeah, but not as nice as yours.." and went on to tell him why.
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