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Old photo and OT
« on: January 08, 2022, 09:10:15 AM »
Whilst searching through many memory sticks for a particular photo, I came across this gem. I'm sure it will give many a muffled titter. Taken 51 years ago. Bike was bought from Eddie Grimstead and cost £159.19.6d on the road. Road tax was £2.10s. Insurance was about £7 fully comp. Not a particularly popular model but I used to leave the local Brits of larger capacity behind, and it used to run on 2* fuel. Passed my test on this bike...AHH the memories 😊🏍👍
PS. Bought the jacket off a mate for a fiver!
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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2022, 09:24:37 AM »
Rockin them chinos Ian 😉😉👍.... cool photo. 👍

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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2022, 09:30:43 AM »
Is it a SS125? Not a CD175?
I used to run a SS125 as a second bike in the later 70's.
Very period whatever bike it is!
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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2022, 09:54:48 AM »
I didn't think anyone would guess the SS125 🙄. I couldn't afford the CD175 at the time!
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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2022, 10:12:41 AM »
Great photo and anecdote thanks.
The bike styling still looks good too.
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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2022, 10:29:24 AM »
I had the brochure for the ss125 but ended up with a Vespa for a couple of years, then I bought my first motorcycle, many happy miles on this Velo, one memorable ride being towed form Bamburgh to Gateshead by a mates Honda 750, after I dropped a valve, which was a regular occurence, after this I carried a spare cylinder head if I was going to a rally.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2022, 10:38:32 AM »
I didn't think anyone would guess the SS125 🙄. I couldn't afford the CD175 at the time!

I had mine in 1977. Not sure of the mileage but it was well worn........It used to smoke like a two stroke. A mate who was a lorry driver got me a set of rings on his travels from Frettons in Coventry but I can't remember if this improved matters?

Before this I ran an even more knackered C92 as a second bike which I bought from a friend who was trading up to a CB77 after passing his test. He acquired the CB77 off his sister's boyfriend I think who had replaced the Honda with a Velo-not sure if it was a 350 or 500.

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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 12:18:52 PM »
after this I carried a spare cylinder head if I was going to a rally.
Impressive dedication and a great pic. Love those Velos. Great thread.
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2022, 12:51:40 PM »
after this I carried a spare cylinder head if I was going to a rally.
Impressive dedication and a great pic. Love those Velos. Great thread.

Yes let's try to dig out some of our old bike photos and post up on here . I'm off up the loft to see if I can find my albums......
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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2022, 01:44:06 PM »
1988 at Top Farm HD rally.... sorry about quality
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2022, 02:35:31 PM »
My last competitive trial, around 1983 i think....
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2022, 09:53:23 PM »
1988 at Top Farm HD rally.... sorry about quality
Competition or back from the pub with supplies?
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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2022, 11:43:53 AM »
The Commando resting in front of a hotel in Pisa on my way to Greece. 30 years ago now!



And snow on the Katara pass - same trip:



I was never a competitive trial rider.....



But I did start my motorcycling at an early age.

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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2022, 01:06:49 PM »
Very good pics, but the trials shot looked competitive to me !!  lucky that old tower thing didn`t come down as well
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Re: Old photo and OT
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2022, 11:39:59 PM »
I agree with spooky, Ian your very competitive to me👍
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