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Old 01-31-2001, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Re: 2001 Alexandra Palace Show Feedback

Now where are those heretics who say that Katja isn't attractive?



If nothing else, she's easier on the eyes than Foggy.



Oh yeah--racing is about speed, not looks. Oh well. It can't hurt.



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Old 01-31-2001, 05:17 PM   #2
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Default Dangit, I want a free shirt!

I searched and searched, but apparently Lemoto is not the name of that bike manufacturer. You name it, I searched for it, but I guess someone who actually was around when that bike was raced will have to answer



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Old 01-31-2001, 05:25 PM   #3
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Fat chance I'll guess that bike, but is there some other way to get MO stuff?
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Old 01-31-2001, 06:15 PM   #4
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Default Blech

Ok, so I give up. I like a good challenge, but this one appears impossible. Give us more challenges, that are within reach



I have searched all over about Alexandra Palace, bike listings, Lemoto, tried that RMRC that is on the paper on the front, tried to find out about parts on it. Looks like the tires could be some Avon's, but no luck there. Let's see, tried searching the Isle of Man TT history stuff. Tried TT stuff in general. Then tried 1960s, 1970s. Searched for Single Cylinder stuff. Tried to figure out what those logos were, the S with the circle around it, the Lemoto graphic. Hmmmm. You name it, I searched for it.



Damn you MO, I hate being stumped.



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Old 01-31-2001, 07:17 PM   #5
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Hey Rob, Dya reckon it might be an early BMW from that "Spinning Prop" logo on the tank? and maybe it is important in the history of M-cycling due to the disc brake? Or possibly the frame/spine design?



How about it, MO? Am I any good?
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Old 02-01-2001, 01:29 AM   #6
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Sort of looks like a Maico motor missing the head????
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Old 02-01-2001, 02:34 AM   #7
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Default Almost positive

It's not a BMW, I don't believe. They apparently have been using the Roundel logo since as far back as the '30s, and that bike is obviously from a much later era than that



Oh well, maybe they'll toss me a hint if nobody else actually knows what it is.



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Old 02-01-2001, 02:42 AM   #8
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The engine appears to be an old MZ, but I have no idea of it's significance.



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Old 02-01-2001, 04:17 AM   #9
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The bike is a Hercules-engined, 450c.c. GP roadracer minus fairing. It runs on a mixture of methyl alcohol and atomic waste, was developed by the French nuclear power industry, and was campaigned in Europe for one season by William Shatner after the cancellation of "Star Trek." He rode it to 4th place in the Belgian grand prix, but the team had to be disbanded when half of the mechanics contracted bone marrow cancer.



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Old 02-01-2001, 05:58 AM   #10
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That's funny, I could have sworn that the bike is Honda's new GP bike. I figured that they were feeding us misinformation with that V5 crap (that "picture" could easily be a computer 3d graphic), and this is their true top secret engine. Just think of the wieght savings they could get away with because it is a single cylinder. I think Lemoto is Honda's French Research and Development department.



But, I am going with the William Shatner theory.

btw: anyone else know what the "T" in Capt. James T. Kirk stand for?

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