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1961 Norvin
« on: 03.08. 2022 14:08 »
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #1 on: 03.08. 2022 20:40 »
Yum yum yummmm.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Luv the pipes.
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #2 on: 03.08. 2022 21:51 »
A poor example.

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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #3 on: 03.08. 2022 21:56 »
Luv the pipes.
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #4 on: 04.08. 2022 16:38 »
Stunning, but what the actual hell were they thinking with that F ugly exhaust system? I realise the headers have to clear the frame but bugger me that’s crap! And that catastrophe of a silencer, well!
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #5 on: 04.08. 2022 18:31 »
Actually, I thought it looked quite nice - though not really my cup o' tea. What struck me more is the connection with Rolex* watches - it's the name, not the quality, that sells. IMHO neither the engine nor frame warrant the adulation they get.
* one of my boat-owning customers was a watchmaker - you wouldn't want to hear his comments on rolex construction.
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #6 on: 04.08. 2022 20:17 »
What struck me more is the connection with Rolex watches
I don't know of the connection. Please enlighten.
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #7 on: 04.08. 2022 21:28 »
Never heard any negativity regarding Rolex watches either, but I'm all ears.
I'd hate to think my 1924 Oyster is going to fail sometime soon.

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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #8 on: 05.08. 2022 10:22 »
my 1924 Oyster
👌 Ooh, I hope it's insured.
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #9 on: 05.08. 2022 10:42 »
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I don't know of the connection. Please enlighten.
Thought what I wrote was self-explanatory. I'll have another go:
The thrust of my comment was that with both the Norton frame and Vincent twin engine, the adulation they get is more because of the name than any tangible operational excellence. I used Rolex as an example, simply because their cost is way beyond their actual value - ie the value of the gold case as bullion plus a fiver for the movement (which, as alluded to in my prior post, is - according to people who work on watches - nothing special other than being a pig to work on). In the case of stainless cases, true value (cost of manufacture) would probably struggle to exceed a tenner. Of course, the same applies to many products, not just watches. We know a pair of jeans cost under a quid to make - stick on a fancy label and add a couple of noughts. Same with handbags, fancy trainers etc etc etc ......
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #10 on: 05.08. 2022 12:14 »
RDF,
Oh, I see now.

We are constantly bombarded by hype and marketing. The fact we are on this forum would seem to prove that we are not influenced by that BS.
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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #11 on: 05.08. 2022 13:02 »
First, I'll get this out of the way. I think the pipes are art and look beautiful. As they say, art is in the eye of the beholder (a very under-appreciated truth).

 As for the overall bike, i highly doubt the builder had a nice Rapide or Black Prince (I don't know what engine) sitting around annoying him and decided to take the engine out and slam it in a Triumph frame. Clearly, he had an engine that needed a practical and affordable home and executed the transplant very well, and well beyond my own patience, budget and, maybe, skills.

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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #12 on: 05.08. 2022 15:54 »
i highly doubt the builder had a nice Rapide or Black Prince (I don't know what engine) sitting around annoying him and decided to take the engine out and slam it in a Triumph frame.

If he decided to put it in a Triumph frame, he must have changed his mind.

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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #13 on: 05.08. 2022 16:25 »
I can explain the Rough Superior....it's French, though if I remember correctly aren't those modern remaking of Vincents (Godin, Godet, something like that?) also French?
They have that awful bendy dogs-willy exhaust design too. *eek*

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Re: 1961 Norvin
« Reply #14 on: 05.08. 2022 20:21 »
G'day Fellas.
The front bake on the Norvin is the ducks guts. I always wanted one for the A7SS racer but cost more than the bike did! https://tinyurl.com/2fs4xwrx
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