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Which of these Spondon's would you like in your shed?

Pierro's ride
16 (14.7%)
Personal protection not required
21 (19.3%)
Dark Horse
2 (1.8%)
Ed's babe
37 (33.9%)
Alloy boy
29 (26.6%)
Turbo Nutter
4 (3.7%)

Total Members Voted: 99

Voting closed: April 01, 2012, 00:03

Author Topic: Bike of the Month - March 2012  (Read 19453 times)

Offline markQLD

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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2012, 09:53 »
ok ,, i'm a bit biased, but,
#5 Alloy Boy IS already a winner,
yes ,, has been on the grid front row a few times, has passed a few Duke's (around the outside!) a few times, and got us on the podium a few times.
Clearly a winner !   :D


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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2012, 03:40 »
Richards Alloy boy, but only with the poished wheels on it, as seen in pic one.
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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2012, 11:11 »
I've voted for the "Turbo Nutter" as i know how much work went into it - did a lot of work on the motor and carburation myself. - Regards - Phil

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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2012, 10:17 »
Wait a cotton pickin moment, where was that pic taken? Winton?? I think that's me in the pinkish T'shrt.
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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2012, 10:30 »
Wait a cotton pickin moment, where was that pic taken? Winton?? I think that's me in the pinkish T'shrt.


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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2012, 10:32 »
Once a 120 owner,  :P...
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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2012, 11:46 »
"Piero's Bike" looks interesting and wild, yes, but it does not really tempt me.

Option 2 is nice in details with the seat looking just a bit like the Formula 500 seat (well - I said: Just a bit - right?), etc. and though the girl is nice with a nice 1980's haircut, it is not 100% mine...

Option 3 suffers a bit from black and silver (just as my Jota does) and to be honest, I never liked the rectangular tubes as frame tubes, neither on a SX600 nor on a Laverda (also not on the Heider Laverdas...)

Option 4: wow - what a bike... like the look, like the color, like who has made it. Just don't like that I am not the one who owns it actually...  >:D  :laugh: :laugh: my choice, definitely!

Option 5: who mounted a Laverda-Engine into a Guzzi chassis, please? Really looks to much Guzzi like for me (compare it with the 1100 Sport...)

Option 6: though I am also for adding power to the Laverda, this has almost nothing to do with Laverda anymore. It looks like a factory on wheels, not like a bike to me. Ugly, ugly, ugly... sorry, just my opinion...

The one that I really would love to ride and own would be the orange one built by Lance. I am envious, I have to admit...   :-[
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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2012, 01:38 »
Gotta be Alloy Boy.. not only did I see it in construction, but I saw it do all those wonderful things in the hands of one or our most talented riders, Pete White at LAKESIDE Chris..(it's not all about you mate.. ;)

But you know what I like most about that project..yep, it's got a Laverda motor.. :laugh:

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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2012, 09:02 »
Alloy Boy's the one. Tastfully decorated with Team Strangler Racing decals
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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2012, 11:53 »
Ah Jimmy, the Queensland connection.. Will live for evermore I reckon.. :P

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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2012, 20:25 »
Pity about its current look, Great job, but its trying a bit hard to be something its not, IMHO

I remember being entralled as a younger Lad when previous owner bought it to the 93 concours

Shame i was out of the loop when it got passed on  :(
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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2012, 01:29 »
Eds Babe and Alloy Boy are neck and neck with 200 yards to the finish line, can I vote again to get Alloy Boy over the line?
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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2012, 03:02 »
I evened it up by voting for alloy boy.  I'm biased since I did the rebuild into its current form.  It was quite a comprehensive job, including cutting the rear of the frame away and building a new one since it stuck down too low for any sort of contemporary ducktail. 

I can appreciate that some might think it now looks too modern for its period.  The look was the owners choice, though I think it looks well 'ard.  In the modern context a 120 on the rear of a bike with delusions of performance just looks plain silly (note I'm not saying it's not up to the job, just that it looks silly).

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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2012, 04:00 »
Nice work Steve. I like the lean and hungry look of the bike.
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Re: Bike of the Month - March 2012
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2012, 17:51 »
Well, I went for Ed´s babe.
Hard to chose between that and alloy boy. They are both very nice but with some details that I don't like to 100%.

The fairing on Eds babe is a bit to high and the RSV ducktail don't really fit the rest of the design on the Spondon. The polished wheels on the Spondon made it loose...

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