Will our Bobbers age gracefully? - Triumph Bobber Forum
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-18-2018, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Will our Bobbers age gracefully?

Having bought vehicles which after a number of years look old-fashioned ( I look at bikes, cars and say to myself, I can't believe I once wanted one of those) do we think that the bobber will date gracefully?
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IMHO motorcycles age much better than cars.

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Classic style from 60 years ago , I don't see this look falling from the graces of the motorcycle faithful.

So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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They already look pretty well aged!
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...and..I bought cause of the post war old look...I came off a Royal Enfield....
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-18-2018, 09:09 PM
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The bobber reminds me of the first motorcycle I was ever given a ride on. I was about 8 or 9 yeas old (somewhere around 1964 or 1965) and a cousin gave me a ride on his '50s Triumph. We hit a R/R crossing and got some air. I think my grin was so big you could actually hear it!

54 years later and having owned 20 different motorcycles, I still hit that R/R crossing and get a little air these days and it still gives me a grin.

That first ride on a Triumph is the reason I was attracted to the Bobber.
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All we need is for someone to reinvent the Vincent Black Shadow (tho drum brakes at 140 would make the Bobber's look good)

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The bobber reminds me of the first motorcycle I was ever given a ride on. I was about 8 or 9 yeas old (somewhere around 1964 or 1965) and a cousin gave me a ride on his '50s Triumph. We hit a R/R crossing and got some air. I think my grin was so big you could actually hear it!

54 years later and having owned 20 different motorcycles, I still hit that R/R crossing and get a little air these days and it still gives me a grin.

That first ride on a Triumph is the reason I was attracted to the Bobber.
Reading your short story brought a smile to my face... I have similar memories and they all just came floading back to me
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All we need is for someone to reinvent the Vincent Black Shadow (tho drum brakes at 140 would make the Bobber's look good)
I know a guy that actually has a Vincent Black Lightning... along with almost 250 other bikes!

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