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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? :laugh:
 

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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!

One of my favourite songs to listen to whilst riding...:cool:

 

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In 1980 my next door neighbor had a TR6 Trophy. That sold me on Triumphs. A neighbor owns a Vincent Black Shadow but I haven't seen it out in years. Neither of those bikes will ever grow old or go out of style.
 

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Regardless of what’s new and “in”, great design never goes out of style. I think it’s safe to say the Bobber will be seen as a great design for a very long time.
 

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The stock Bobber will age gracefully. It will probably be regarded as a classic in the future.

However (and I hate to say this), some of the overly modified dogs dinners that sometimes appear on this forum will not.
 

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Come on Guffer, tell us how you really feel... ;)
même moi, qui suis français et ne maitrise pas toujours la langue de Shakespeare:crying:
et bien.. J'ai COMPRIS Guffer >:) :wink2:
 

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même moi, qui suis français et ne maitrise pas toujours la langue de Shakespeare:crying:
et bien.. J'ai COMPRIS Guffer >:) :wink2:
We are discussing 'the winds of time' here.

By the way PFEN, I will tell you why my forum name is chezqui if you tell me why you are PFEN. Deal?
 

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The stock Bobber will age gracefully. It will probably be regarded as a classic in the future.

However (and I hate to say this), some of the overly modified dogs dinners that sometimes appear on this forum will not.
how much did you hate to say this:wink2:
 

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By the way PFEN, I will tell you why my forum name is chezqui if you tell me why you are PFEN. Deal?
PFEN, it's Latin.from 'per fas et nefas' :wink2:
the motto of my officer school promotion 0:)
 

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how much did you hate to say this:wink2:
Sorry if I caused offence. It’s just jealousy. I wish I could spare the money to do more things to my Bobber but mortgage, kid’s school fees, food, etc. mean I’m constantly strapped for cash.

Still, I had an absolutely brilliant run yesterday on the Moffat Loop (A701/A708) in the gorgeous weather!
 

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PFEN, it's Latin.from 'per fas et nefas' :wink2:
the motto of my officer school promotion 0:)
When I run the Chrome translator on PFEN it changes it to "HEAD." I have no idea from which language the translator comes up with that, but I found it interesting.

So chezqui, where's the explanation of your screen name in return?
 
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