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Old 09-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #11
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Nice old bikes.

Nostalgia is wonderful. But one taste of those old brakes will cure you.
Dude, they are high tech DISK brakes! Hydraulic! From the FUTURE!!!!1!11!!!!!
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:24 AM   #12
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I see a guy at Cooks every now and then with one just like this. It looks to be all original but well taken care of. Am I wrong to like this/these bikes? I think not.
Cooks? Is that as in Cooks Department Stores out of Ohio?

BTW: it's not wrong to like these bikes. It's simply distrubing to others who do not share your affliction.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:33 AM   #13
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Cooks? Is that as in Cooks Department Stores out of Ohio?

BTW: it's not wrong to like these bikes. It's simply distrubing to others who do not share your affliction.
No, it's Cook's Corner in the OC.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #14
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Dude, they are high tech DISK brakes! Hydraulic! From the FUTURE!!!!1!11!!!!!

Tha'z right! Those are TWIN DISC'S on there..squeeze them buggers too hard and they'll launch yer butt right over the bars!!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #15
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Love me them Windjammers. Can't believe somebody couldn't buy the molds and make some coin from the Next Big Hipster Trend: retro touring bikes.

Didn't Prince rock one of these bikes in Purple Rain?
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #16
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Love me them Windjammers. Can't believe somebody couldn't buy the molds and make some coin from the Next Big Hipster Trend: retro touring bikes.

Didn't Prince rock one of these bikes in Purple Rain?
You would know.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #17
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Love me them Windjammers. Can't believe somebody couldn't buy the molds and make some coin from the Next Big Hipster Trend: retro touring bikes.

Didn't Prince rock one of these bikes in Purple Rain?
Only one problem with your scenario. No one does their own accessories any more. They have them installed by the dealers using only manufacturer approved components. Could you actually see many people these days being willing to do everything necessary to install a Windjammer? I don't.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:05 AM   #18
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Those are some cool-ass retro touring rigs. I could see me riding one of those. Even better if I could install a tape deck and break out the old 8-tracks.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:03 AM   #19
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Only one problem with your scenario. No one does their own accessories any more. They have them installed by the dealers using only manufacturer approved components. Could you actually see many people these days being willing to do everything necessary to install a Windjammer? I don't.

There aren't standard bikes out there anymore, when Windjammers were popular they were all UJM's, now they're all UJHKO's so they wouldn't have the universal fit, or it would be too difficult for the average dweeb to install one like you say. I had an '80 Goldwing with a Windjammer on it for a short while when my kids were babies. Worked pretty well for a winter bike, ugly as a dogs butt though.
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