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Old 05-24-2019, 06:34 PM   #11
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76 Honda CX500 and a 70-ish Peugeot 10 speed (have owned it since then and still ride it weekly).

My Peugeot - repainted with black Imron circa 1982 - this picture was taken about a month ago:

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Old 05-24-2019, 06:36 PM   #12
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I take the public trails on a Red Public bike. 27" frame, 8 speed internal gears, and center pull brakes. It's a nice bike.

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That is a nice bike.

Picture it in olive drab with a brown leather rifle scabbard.

Wow.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:58 AM   #13
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2003 Honda Goldwing. But low miles, need to get out more:

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Old 05-25-2019, 05:59 AM   #14
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Not in 35 years. When I got married, I "traded vices" with my wife. She gave up smoking, and I gave up two-wheelers.

Prior to that, going back to early teens, I had Vespa motor scooters when very young and various bikes until I was in my early 30s. My favorite bike was the Kawasaki KZ1300. I was not into hyper-bikes and street speed that much, but I loved the idea of that water-cooled, DOHC straight six engine - basically a tiny XKE engine. I always wanted to put one in an Austin Healey Sprite, but it was always a project that was just out of reach for one reason or another.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:38 AM   #15
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I use to ride. My last bike was a 1979 Yamaha Special. I gave up riding in 1987 for personal reasons and swore I'd never get on one again.
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Not in 35 years. When I got married, I "traded vices" with my wife. She gave up smoking, and I gave up two-wheelers.

Prior to that, going back to early teens, I had Vespa motor scooters when very young and various bikes until I was in my early 30s. My favorite bike was the Kawasaki KZ1300. I was not into hyper-bikes and street speed that much, but I loved the idea of that water-cooled, DOHC straight six engine - basically a tiny XKE engine. I always wanted to put one in an Austin Healey Sprite, but it was always a project that was just out of reach for one reason or another.
I happen to have a good XK engine that is no longer needed. I had it as a spare when I was into Jags. PM me if you would like to get that engine swap going - will make you a good deal on it as I just need it gone. It is complete with all externals and came out of a running vehicle - been stored properly indoors and remains so.

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Old 05-25-2019, 11:28 AM   #17
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76 Honda CX500 and a 70-ish Peugeot 10 speed (have owned it since then and still ride it weekly).

My Peugeot - repainted with black Imron circa 1982 - this picture was taken about a month ago:

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Nikola,... I bought a used Peugeot for my oldest son back in the late 80's. It was well rode. It took about six hours and a lot of dish detergent (great grease cutter) to find out the bike was white! It only has the rear derailleur but it is geared stupid crazy. My son is a pedal masher which made it perfect for him. The frame is steel (again,.. .good for a pedal masher) and is ONE-HELL-OF-A bike! Have not seen another like it until your picture!
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:06 PM   #18
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Nikola,... I bought a used Peugeot for my oldest son back in the late 80's. It was well rode. It took about six hours and a lot of dish detergent (great grease cutter) to find out the bike was white! It only has the rear derailleur but it is geared stupid crazy. My son is a pedal masher which made it perfect for him. The frame is steel (again,.. .good for a pedal masher) and is ONE-HELL-OF-A bike! Have not seen another like it until your picture!
Thanks! Mine was originally white as well. I stripped it all down, sandblasted the frame, and had a local body shop (believe it or not, a local Ferrari dealer!) prime and topcoat with Imron. It has stood up pretty well. For some reason the steering has become uber-twitchy and I am not sure why.

Good luck with yours! I hope your son gets great use out of it and keeps it for his son someday.
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... For some reason the steering has become uber-twitchy and I am not sure why. ...

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Usually a strange acting steering is due to the neck bearings needing servicing or replacement.
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Usually a strange acting steering is due to the neck bearings needing servicing or replacement.
Yes, I should open it up and look inside. Good reminder, thanks!
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