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Not daring to hope .

Post by fastbob » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:55 pm

Right now I'm desperately trying not to get my hopes up only to be disappointed later on . But , just before I left work today a lady colleague came up to me and said that she is clearing out her brother's house at the weekend and if it's still there , would I like the old Triumph Motorbike that's in boxes in the loft ? When I say old , I mean Meriden old . I'm not often rendered speechless but when I could speak I said yes , or course I would . So now I've got to wait until Tuesday to see what the outcome is . It's going to be a long three days !

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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by Bender » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:28 pm

I can pop round and collect it tonight, that way you wont have to be on edge, you can just be disappointed now and be over it by tmrw.


Sounds interesting hope all the boxes still there 👍
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Post by Beans » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:09 pm

I hope that turns up. My dad used to tell me when I was a kid that his older brother had dismantled a Brough Superior and that was stored in boxes. My dad will be 82 ish, not 100% and I am pretty sure that the story was true. Trouble is he fell out big style with his brother over money of course so I have no idea what became of the Brough in boxes
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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by fastbob » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:46 pm

Beans wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:09 pm
I hope that turns up. My dad used to tell me when I was a kid that his older brother had dismantled a Brough Superior and that was stored in boxes. My dad will be 82 ish, not 100% and I am pretty sure that the story was true. Trouble is he fell out big style with his brother over money of course so I have no idea what became of the Brough in boxes
Cheers , I've no idea what it is . Could be a knackered Tiger Cub , could be a '59 Bonneville , could be an MZ 125 for all I know ! They seemed very sure it was a Triumph though.

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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by Mickly » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:01 pm

I bet it’s a Tina 🤣
Mind you, no matter what it is, I bet you get it for free, loosely assemble it, clean it & then flog it for a handsome profit.... you have got form in this regard 🤣🤣
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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by skyrider » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:09 pm

whatever it turns out to be it's a bike so tell us all later :D
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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:30 pm

Blimey, I'd be sleepless for the next few days. Hope it works out as you hope.

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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by skyrider » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:43 pm

you would be well happy if it turned out to be a T160
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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by fastbob » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:29 am

Mickly wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:01 pm
I bet it’s a Tina 🤣
Mind you, no matter what it is, I bet you get it for free, loosely assemble it, clean it & then flog it for a handsome profit.... you have got form in this regard 🤣🤣
Yep , I'm getting it for free . I've always wanted a Triumph Twin so this might be a keeper but I don't want it to turn into a money pit . And in the unlikely event that it is a Tina , even they are selling for a grand and a half .

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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by fastbob » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:30 am

skyrider wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:43 pm
you would be well happy if it turned out to be a T160
I don't even know what decade it's from .

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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:38 am

fastbob wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:30 am
skyrider wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:43 pm
you would be well happy if it turned out to be a T160
I don't even know what decade it's from .
16th century maybe
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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by Six30 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:43 am

whats the tart like... cougar i reckon :thumb:
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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by fastbob » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:17 pm

Six30 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:43 am
whats the tart like... cougar i reckon :thumb:
And that's the tone of the discussion reduced to its usual loathsome level . But we expect nothing less from such a distinguished contributor . Good morning sir ! 😁

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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by fastbob » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:20 pm

Richzx6r wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:38 am
fastbob wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:30 am
skyrider wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:43 pm
you would be well happy if it turned out to be a T160
I don't even know what decade it's from .
16th century maybe
I hope not , something that technologically advanced would be difficult for a Harley Davidson rider to understand . 🤔🔨

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Re: Not daring to hope .

Post by Six30 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:04 pm

fastbob wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Six30 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:43 am
whats the tart like... cougar i reckon :thumb:
And that's the tone of the discussion reduced to its usual loathsome level . But we expect nothing less from such a distinguished contributor . Good morning sir ! 😁

keep us updated , not on the cougar { unless you want to } :thumb:
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