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Intro!
« on: 02.04. 2021 15:16 »
Bikes
  • 1961 (?) Mobylette Special
  • 1955 BSA 150 D3 Bantam
  • 1954 TriBSA 650 A7 Shooting Star, T110
  • 1971 Norton 750 Commando Fastback
  • 1978 Ducati 900 GTS
  • 19?? RD400
  • 1973 Triumph 750 Bonneville
  • 197? T150 basket case + Slippery Sam bits -- sadly never started
  • 2000 Ducati 750 SuperSport
  • 2007 Ducati 1100 Hypermotard
  • 2010 Ducati 1200 MultiStrada
  • 1982 BMW 1000 R100T
  • 1967 BSA 650 A65 (basket case in progress)
  • 1960 BSA A10 frame + 1969 650 T120R >> TriBSA (in progress)

Me: UK until 1981 >> Norton >> Vancouver, BC until 2013 >> Glen Haven, NS.

Perfectly working BMW sold to fund the purchase of the A65 basket case and the T120R in a bobber frame w/ 1971 Triumph conical hub front end. While purchasing the A65 I noticed a rusty frame leaning against the outside of a shed -- "Whassat?" -- "A10 frame" -- "I'll take it too!". And so the TriBSA project was born.

A65 will be mostly stock, TriBSA will be whatever it wants to be, since I am starting with frame, engine, and front end. No rush :)

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #1 on: 02.04. 2021 15:24 »
Welcome Matt

A fine stable you have there

Enjoy

S

Scotty

Current liabilities:
'56 A10 Red Flash
'54 B33
‘74 BMW R75-6

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #2 on: 02.04. 2021 15:51 »
Thank you, that's my life long journey of bikes so far. Currently only the A65 and TriBSA projects grace my garage and I am quite content with that! Oh yes, and the bobber frame :)

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #3 on: 02.04. 2021 16:27 »
Thanks for intro ! Welcome aboard.

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #4 on: 02.04. 2021 18:49 »
 *welcome*

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #5 on: 02.04. 2021 22:03 »
Matt,

Welcome to the forum. You have some of us (I consider myself in "us") green with envy for that stable. Pictures of any and all would be fantastic. You're in an interesting place, I believe, one I've only experienced by TV, I'm afraid. Speaking of that, maybe the treasure on Oak Island is a hoard of antique British bikes in crates.  *smile* Another bonus for you is proximity to British Cycle Supply, I bet you know those folks if you're not one of them.

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #6 on: 03.04. 2021 14:53 »
Ooh, I'll have to kayak over there and take look! :)

Yes, having BCS close by is amazing and I can't wait to go visit.

I'll post photos of the above bikes. Irritatingly, "1970s to 1990s Matt" didn't take lots of photos and when I did they were usually of Sasquatch sighting quality!  *smile*

Matt

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #7 on: 04.04. 2021 10:38 »
Hi Matt and welcome, quite a stable will keep you busy
All the best - Bill
1961 Flash - stock, reliable, steady, fantastic for shopping
1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #8 on: 04.04. 2021 19:14 »
Hello Matt, nice list of cycles and I have a few of those myself so I know what they are like. Was in Vancouver until 2010 so undoubtedly we have been to many of the same events. Enjoy the builds as I know I like the wrenching to have bikes to ride almost fresh each year
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Re: Intro!
« Reply #9 on: 08.04. 2021 13:18 »
Hello Matt, nice list of cycles and I have a few of those myself so I know what they are like. Was in Vancouver until 2010 so undoubtedly we have been to many of the same events. Enjoy the builds as I know I like the wrenching to have bikes to ride almost fresh each year
Frank

Nice! Some good old days at Westwood (where I picked up my 1978 Ducati) and then the Italian Days in the waterfront park in North Vancouver. Several friends had both classic British and Italian bikes. One good friend, who had hurt himself hang-gliding and could no longer ride, insisted that that his friends exercise his stable, including: early 70's Ducati 900SS, Laverda Jota, Ducati 998, Triumph Scrambler, and late '70s Ducati 900SS. For the winter he kept them in a glass enclosed "Bikarium" which his living room looked into. My contribution back to him for riding these priceless bikes was to video my rides so he could get a birds eye view. The early 900SS was terrifyingly wonderful, the 998 breathtaking fast, and the Jota ride a dream come true. When he passed he left his bikes to his closest friends. The attached photo is me with my son sitting on the early 900SS at Italian Days.

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #10 on: 12.04. 2021 21:16 »
Photos as requested!

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #11 on: 12.04. 2021 21:31 »
Photos as requested part 2!

I currently have no working bikes as I sold everything to move out to Nova Scotia!

The A10 and A65 are the recent acquisitions and I am rebuilding them in parallel so while I wait for parts for one, I can work on the other - of course I may regret this approach at some point  *smile*

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #12 on: 12.04. 2021 22:06 »
That 78 Ducati, should be named GTS Heavy Macho 900. What an engine!

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #13 on: 13.04. 2021 01:10 »
That 78 Ducati, should be named GTS Heavy Macho 900. What an engine!

The bike had been raced so it was wired up and had a gorgeous 2 into one pipe that sounded amazing - a nice way to wake up every morning! :)

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Re: Intro!
« Reply #14 on: 24.04. 2021 11:51 »
I know the frustration of not having photos of some previous bikes. In particular, I don't have any of my 1959 Shooting Star, other than work in progress photos. This is because it got nicked the night after I completed the restoration, never to be seen again.