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Post  andreas on Tue 28 Apr - 22:47

For me these typ of racer are the first "c- racer" . Devil of a fellow - who ride those machines. I like photos like this.
I know the races are very dangerous - a lot of racers die - for me they are heros! Andreas
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Post  Toecutter on Wed 29 Apr - 20:56

These riders were the founders of what some of us do today ! Respect

Look at the cracks in the road.... Shocked

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Post  wannabe caferacer on Thu 30 Apr - 10:06

They were real daredevils. Some of those bikes in the early years could do 150/160 KMU with just a simple frame, a little bit of suspension in the front fork and a very little drum brake. And i have a lot of respect for the riders in the seventies and early eighties. They were riding very powerfull bikes like the Suzuki RG and RGB and the Yamaha's OW types and these bikes could do more then 300 KMU . Safety on the race tracks was just beginning and very bad compared with today. Some of the race tracks were just open roads with trees , signs and lantern poles next to the roads. A lot of riders got wounded because of a terrible crash like Barry Sheene and Franco Uncini or died in a crash like Jarno Saarrinen, Renzo Pasolini, Tom Heron, Jack Middelburg.
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Post  andreas on Fri 1 May - 9:17

wannabe caferacer wrote:They were real daredevils. Some of those bikes in the early years could do 150/160 KMU with just a simple frame, a little bit of suspension in the front fork and a very little drum brake. And i have a lot of respect for the riders in the seventies and early eighties. They were riding very powerfull bikes like the Suzuki RG and RGB and the Yamaha's OW types and these bikes could do more then 300 KMU . Safety on the race tracks was just beginning and very bad compared with today. Some of the race tracks were just open roads with trees , signs and lantern poles next to the roads. A lot of riders got wounded because of a terrible crash like Barry Sheene and Franco Uncini or died in a crash like Jarno Saarrinen, Renzo Pasolini, Tom Heron, Jack Middelburg.

Hi Wannabe, have you ever vistit " isle of man" ? You can get this "old secure feeling" today !!Andreas


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Post  wannabe caferacer on Fri 1 May - 20:53

No, i have never been on IOM. I should have done that when "Yer Moan" and his brother Robert were still alive. The circuit has such a great history and is a legend of it's own. You could say it's the ultimate café racer challenge.
BTW my avatar is Renzo Pasolini jumping over governer's bridge
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Post  andreas on Wed 25 Nov - 11:27

And a new one - only for the bedroom!



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Post  andreas on Mon 31 May - 17:34

And some new bikes.






Really outstanding machines - shit - no space in my garage

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Post  kornfed on Mon 31 May - 18:28

the last one is a fine piece of art.
Normally i'm more whith the sixties/seventies but what a beauty this is
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Post  BenG on Fri 13 Dec - 9:18

would hate to fall down on a wood track and get all those splinters....

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