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Old 05-01-22, 04:57 AM
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A collection of posters from the late, great Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show









it,s a shame it's ended. I only attended a few over the years. Was it's demise Covid related. Is there chance for resurrection?
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Originally Posted by Tyres
it,s a shame it's ended. I only attended a few over the years. Was it's demise Covid related. Is there chance for resurrection?
I love and will miss all of these old posters. It would be nice if this event were resurrected. It would also be nice to see similar events in the U.S.
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Originally Posted by Tyres
it,s a shame it's ended. I only attended a few over the years. Was it's demise Covid related. Is there chance for resurrection?
Yeah..
Covid shut it down.
I've thought of reviving it but haven't made any steps.
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Older ladies' Sports for $85 in NH.

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A Tourist and a Sports in MA; $60 each or BOTH FOR $100.

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A Tourist and a Sports in MA; $60 each or BOTH FOR $100.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...15150769994781

Shows that there are still some good deals out there.
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BSA in decent shape for $50 near me.
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I might rather have the Humber though, a bit further away
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The BSA would be my choice.
I would think it to be rarer,
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Originally Posted by gster
The BSA would be my choice.
I would think it to be rarer,
But the kind of BSAs I prefer have twin cylinders. Besides, the Humber has that awesome, arcane logo
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Originally Posted by swampyankee2
But the kind of BSAs I prefer have twin cylinders. Besides, the Humber has that awesome, arcane logo
Me too...

I'm waiting on a couple of carb rebuild kits.
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Me too...

I'm waiting on a couple of carb rebuild kits.
That's got to be a '70? Newer side cover marking and front fender
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Originally Posted by swampyankee2
That's got to be a '70? Newer side cover marking and front fender
1969
I've had it since 1987 or so.
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Originally Posted by gster
1969
I've had it since 1987 or so.
I've had a few over the years. Last Brit was a 250 Starfire and a 72 Triumph Triple. I've gone Italian, and Spanish

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Originally Posted by swampyankee2
I've had a few over the years. Last Brit was a 250 Starfire and a 72 Triumph Triple. I've gone Italian, and Spanish

I really like the black one.
Benelli?
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Originally Posted by gster
I really like the black one.
Benelli?
Yes. '65 Benelli 250. Barracuda in the US but called a Sprite elsewhere. It's a twin to the Sprite I had in my youth which unfortunately suffered from my abuse and subsequent neglect in storage under the care of a friend. Still in pieces at this point but one day it will be Motogiro USA worthy.
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At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle thread, gster I had a 70 A65T which I thought was cool but not a keeper; swampyankee2 i learned to ride on an Ossa…. Still have a couple Ducatis but they don’t see much use these days.
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Originally Posted by markk900
At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle thread, gster I had a 70 A65T which I thought was cool but not a keeper; swampyankee2 i learned to ride on an Ossa…. Still have a couple Ducatis but they don’t see much use these days.
O.T I know, but....
We all seem to like:
- British machines (not sure why?)
- Things with two wheels
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Originally Posted by swampyankee2
Yes. '65 Benelli 250. Barracuda in the US but called a Sprite elsewhere. It's a twin to the Sprite I had in my youth which unfortunately suffered from my abuse and subsequent neglect in storage under the care of a friend. Still in pieces at this point but one day it will be Motogiro USA worthy.
I'm impressed that you got it on that table.
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Originally Posted by gster
I'm impressed that you got it on that table.
It went up in pieces. Lol
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Originally Posted by markk900
At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle thread, gster I had a 70 A65T which I thought was cool but not a keeper; swampyankee2 i learned to ride on an Ossa…. Still have a couple Ducatis but they don’t see much use these days.
my first "big" bike was a 66 BSA A65L that I restored to stock. I've owned a couple more in various states of repair since. Moved on to BMW airheads amongst all sorts of other brands. I've also owned and restored a few Ossas and Bultacos more recently, after getting the Motogiro bug. Sold my last "big" bikes - a BMW 675/6 and a Harley Superglide - 2 years ago. Just the Ossa and Benelli now.
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Two dinky Raleigh RSW folders for $199 in NC.

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Originally Posted by swampyankee2
Sold my last "big" bikes - a BMW 675/6 and a Harley Superglide - 2 years ago.
Is that the copper coloured mudguard and front end in the Ossa pic? My '72 R75/5 swb...

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Raleigh Sports for My Daughter

I'm getting this Raleigh ready for my daughter. She's outgrown her Space Rider and a Dunelt. She likes coaster brakes, so I got an AWC (ii) hub and a dynohub and laced them to Sun CR-18s. Creme Delta Cruisers. I think I have the lights sorted. I have a B66s for her, but she says she likes the monstrosity that came with the bike.

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Is that the copper coloured mudguard and front end in the Ossa pic? My '72 R75/5 swb...


BMW called it Havana Gold. I called it business suit brown.
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A couple of recent Kijiji listings here in Toronto
1966 J.C. Higgins 3 Speed

Reasonably priced @ $240.00

70's Raleigh Sports

Not so reasonably priced @ $750.00
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