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  • Baloffski
    Baloffski
    1 month
    Sheesh FC so ya gunna punt the collection! There are a coupla nice ones in that mix, can dream on. 
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    1 month
    Quoting Baloffski on 28 Nov 2021 08:26 AM

    Sheesh FC so ya gunna punt the collection! There are a coupla nice ones in that mix, can dream on. 

    Yeah Baloff. Was targeting two of the bikes there that really caught my eye but so it seemed were many others and I missed out on them. Ended up coming home with this tidy 1960 pre-unit Bonneville for a song though, so quite happy with that.

  • keith
    keith
    1 month
    Well done, looks the part, great addition. Tough sometimes to put a value on them.
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    1 month
    Quoting keith on 29 Nov 2021 05:09 AM

    Well done, looks the part, great addition. Tough sometimes to put a value on them.

    It does look the part Keith. I really like the roof racks on top of the fuel tank on these older triumphs.
    Went to see these bikes plus a heap of really cool old tractors at an auction in the north of the state 10-15 years ago.
    Thousands of people turned up hoping to jag a bargain but the owner had put such high reserve prices on everything that virtually nothing sold. There was some mighty pissed off people there, heard one bloke say "He shoulda charged everyone a couple of bucks to get in, at least he woulda made some money".
    Seventy odd of the motorbikes were in the Hobart city hall for "Pre online auction viewing" last Fri,Sat and Sunday. This time it was $5 to get in to have a look.
    The old guy who owned all the bikes had been dealt the cruel hand of dementure and had to sell the farm. I heard that his wife had organised the auction on his behalf. The valuers and auctioneers had set the reserve prices at what they thought were a third of the bikes value.
    That dementure is a bitch!. The guy I bought my Shovel from owned it for 30 years, never rode it then got the big D. His family was selling it to put him into a home. Hopefully I will be riding it into the ground before something like that happens.
  • Wideglider
    Wideglider
    1 month
    Well done FC.
    Yeah, the 'luggage-rack' on the fuel tank is iconic.
    Right-side gear shift lever shows the era!
  • keith
    keith
    1 month
    Got to have your thinking cap on when riding them era bikes, RH shifter etc.
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    1 month
    Quoting keith on 29 Nov 2021 07:59 AM

    Got to have your thinking cap on when riding them era bikes, RH shifter etc.

    Indeed!. A few years ago a friend let me take a 1950something Triumph (thunderbird?) for a spin. Not only was it right hand gear change but it was one up three down, AND it had one of those quickshifter things that engage the clutch when you change the gear via the gear lever. Felt like a real amateur riding that bike but it was great fun and went surprisingly well.
  • skirtster
    skirtster
    1 month
    It's nice looking bonny, congratulations 
  • gidgi
    gidgi
    1 month
    Quoting Baloffski on 28 Nov 2021 08:26 AM

    Sheesh FC so ya gunna punt the collection! There are a coupla nice ones in that mix, can dream on. 

    Quoting Far Canal on 29 Nov 2021 02:45 AM

    Yeah Baloff. Was targeting two of the bikes there that really caught my eye but so it seemed were many others and I missed out on them. Ended up coming home with this tidy 1960 pre-unit Bonneville for a song though, so quite happy with that.

    absolutety brilliant, My first ever bike was a 1956 Triumph tiger which I restored ,had it for 35 yrs then in my early 20`s went around Oz on a 1978 Bonnie just amazing, since retireing I have purched  a 1977 Bonnie & a 1972 Triumph Trident I just love old British & of course still got my Superglide custom