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Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« on: 08.10. 2020 14:30 »
...with Ann Margaret aboard. She's a bit older now (both of them).
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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #1 on: 08.10. 2020 14:57 »
Hi Richard,

yes it is a Triumph engine.

But I can understand you, having only eyes to Ann.

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #2 on: 08.10. 2020 15:30 »
Thanks, Klaus. What is the giveaway I should have seen? Is it so obvious in that picture that any self-respecting A10 owner should have picked it out?

Any fantasies I may have had regarding Ann Margaret have been subdued for some time, but looking back at he old pictures may change that. *red* *smile*

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #3 on: 08.10. 2020 15:45 »
The timing gearcase is decidedly Triumph, but other than that it all blurs together...………….
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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #4 on: 08.10. 2020 16:03 »
The pushrod tube gives it away

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #5 on: 08.10. 2020 16:15 »
And there's a crack, just behind the motor........

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #6 on: 08.10. 2020 16:42 »
The pushrod tube and lack of brakes ....
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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #7 on: 08.10. 2020 17:14 »
Is it air-cooled?

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #8 on: 08.10. 2020 17:21 »
She appeared in official Triumph adverts in America back in the day, so she had no taste in bikes at all and it's doubtful she'd be pictured on a Beezer.

She suffered three bustled ribs and a fractured shoulder when she was thrown off a motorcycle in rural Minnesota in 2000 aged 59.

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #9 on: 08.10. 2020 17:30 »
...but she was full of spunk back in the day!

Not exactly sure how to take this, whichever, I'm sure it's true. *whistle*

If I knew jack about Triumphs, the pushrod tube would have been a giveaway. I thought it was some kind of chopper dress-up. But for that, I think I could be forgiven mistaking the timing cover, given how little is shown in the 80 deg. off axis view.

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #10 on: 08.10. 2020 19:05 »
omg you lot what yer like, must be the most viewed pic on this forum, yeah I get it you were looking at the engine and not the gear box *whistle*

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #11 on: 08.10. 2020 20:18 »
Is it air-cooled?

Yes it is!  *smile*

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #12 on: 08.10. 2020 20:34 »
What motorbike *????* *loveit*
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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #13 on: 09.10. 2020 08:29 »
You know that noise you get when you blow across the neck of a beer bottle........ ;)

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Re: Do my eyes deceive me? '49ish Rigid A10?
« Reply #14 on: 09.10. 2020 08:54 »
You know that noise you get when you blow across the neck of a beer bottle........ ;)
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