another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Saturday, 14 March 2015

header photo, an explanation. trawling back through my pictures revealed this one from, i guess twenty years ago, it's definetly post- kent show years, i'm guessing around 1995, to the left is gordy on his '77 triumph bonneville t140, to the right is nick on his hardtail, post-nuclear melt-down kwacker chop, as low as a snakes belly and twice as hard, all anti-radar, stealth, matt black paint and ribbed hoses feeding the carbs and in the middle, well, that's your's truly on my jim cray tuned bmw cafe racer, yeah fucker's, twenty years before the 'bike shed' wannabe's, remember, this was in the time when shellsuits and day-glo pink ruled the roost, cadbury's boost paint-jobs and the only beard's you ever saw were on the face of homeless people, a chop was something that you ate on a sunday dinnertime and a cx 500 was still a piece of shit, commuter bike [not something to be coveted by the 'born-again' hoxton massive, the shoreditch crew and all the other laahndahn toss-pot's] yeah, we were rocking it back then, in un-fashionable east-midland town's, before it all disappeared up it's own arsehole,  we were building stuff that you can only dream about, in day's before 'artisan' cool bike builders, we were just doing it for ourselves, not to get fetured in a magazine / webzine / or to sell merchandise to impressionable people with no-idea's of their own, we have forgotten more than you will ever know..........

4 comments:

  1. wait till you see that vogue "vid/add" you'll spew youth.....

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  3. I concur on the CX 500 statement. You can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.

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  4. Nice pic. About that time I was still riding my Norton, and my two best riding buddies were on Beemers. Blimey! What happened? Now I'm about to start working on a "Plastic Maggot". I picked it up 6 or 7 years ago for a song...to use as a ride to work hack. Rolled in glitter? Hmmmm maybe a metal flake paint job and a seat that looks like a skateboard? Hipness guaranteed ....just kidding guys. CX 500's always look like the awkward spawn of a Royal Enfield 500 mother and a MotoGuzzi twin father.

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