Through the Past Darkly

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Ian Frog » Wed May 06, 2020 6:50 pm

XTreme wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Ian Frog wrote:
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I will hazard a guess at Kangol but the model I haven't a clue.
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I can't confirm or deny until I get make and model Ian!
I think my first one was a Falcon.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Wed May 06, 2020 6:57 pm

My main helmet in the 70's (it replaced the POS in the pic) was a Griffin Clubman!
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by skyrider » Wed May 06, 2020 7:10 pm

my first helmet in 76 was an agordo paddy hopkirk used to supply them
the law in all it's majestic equality forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges to beg in the street and to steal bread.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Wed May 06, 2020 7:14 pm

skyrider wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:10 pm
my first helmet in 76 was an agordo paddy hopkirk used to supply them
That's a name I haven't heard for years.....
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Ian Frog » Wed May 06, 2020 7:52 pm

I had a job in Halfrauds as a youngster and replaced my Kangol Falcon with an Agordo in metalflake green lol.
I still think @XTreme was sporting a Kangol and I am hoping it was a Falcon?
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Wed May 06, 2020 8:06 pm

Ian Frog wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:52 pm
I had a job in Halfrauds as a youngster and replaced my Kangol Falcon with an Agordo in metalflake green lol.
I still think @XTreme was sporting a Kangol and I am hoping it was a Falcon?
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I'll give you the Kangol......but I need the model!

I bought it in 1972......and I was the first of the boys to have a fullface helmet.

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Bianco2564 » Wed May 06, 2020 8:14 pm

Gladiator?

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by skyrider » Wed May 06, 2020 8:24 pm

XTreme wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:14 pm
skyrider wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:10 pm
my first helmet in 76 was an agordo paddy hopkirk used to supply them
That's a name I haven't heard for years.....
and mine was orange
the law in all it's majestic equality forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges to beg in the street and to steal bread.
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Wed May 06, 2020 8:28 pm

Bianco2564 wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Gladiator?
Bianco wins the prize!

@Stu........present the prize to Bianco!

Which as I recall was going to be the Mod gig that @Six30 didn't get because he's a Casual! :lol:

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Six30 » Wed May 06, 2020 8:50 pm

XTreme wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Bianco2564 wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Gladiator?
Bianco wins the prize!

@Stu........present the prize to Bianco!

Which as I recall was going to be the Mod gig that @Six30 didn't get because he's a Casual! :lol:

you sure @XTreme that looks like a Kestrel to me .
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Six30 » Wed May 06, 2020 8:55 pm

"People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Wed May 06, 2020 9:01 pm

Six30 wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:50 pm
XTreme wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Bianco2564 wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Gladiator?
Bianco wins the prize!

@Stu........present the prize to Bianco!

Which as I recall was going to be the Mod gig that @Six30 didn't get because he's a Casual! :lol:

you sure @XTreme that looks like a Kestrel to me .
Definitely a Gladiator!

Bought it in Eddie Stephens in Carmarthen when I got my T250J in August 1972.......it was exactly like this:
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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by Swagman » Thu May 07, 2020 10:39 am

rennie wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:13 am
I thought this thread was going to be about how bad headlights used to be! :lol:
They were terrible! car and bike!
I still hanker after some "classics" I know they're bad but I still want them! :?

I want a water cooled 3 cylinder 2 stroke, a 6 cylinder 4 stroke bike

and either a Rover SDI V8 or a V6 granada :thumb:
Yes me too I had both Sd1 and Granada’s loved them I in the day but couldn’t afford the fuel now. :D

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Thu May 07, 2020 11:43 am

Swagman wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:39 am
rennie wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:13 am
I thought this thread was going to be about how bad headlights used to be! :lol:
They were terrible! car and bike!
I still hanker after some "classics" I know they're bad but I still want them! :?

I want a water cooled 3 cylinder 2 stroke, a 6 cylinder 4 stroke bike

and either a Rover SDI V8 or a V6 granada :thumb:
Yes me too I had both Sd1 and Granada’s loved them I in the day but couldn’t afford the fuel now. :D
I had an SD1 as well.....POS!

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Re: Through the Past Darkly

Post by XTreme » Thu May 07, 2020 11:51 am

Another question for you Casuals!

A British racer rode a motorcycle for one of the actors in one of the biggest movies of the 1960's!

Can you tell me the rider, the film, the bike......and post up the actual clip!

And extra points if you can tell me why HE was specifically chosen to do the riding! Essentially......what was different with him compared to the other racers?

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