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    Howdy- Brit in California

    Hi All,

    I've been a member for awhile but decided to stop lurking and post little about myself.

    I grew up in Bedfordshire, England on a farm. I always had a beater bike, go kart or old car that I'd tinker with on the property.

    Now I live in Venice CA. I don't have the same luxury of all the space so my collection is limited, but my daily driver is a 63 ford and I have several bikes in the mix.

    The bike I have running and take on local runs is a 1969 Bultaco Metralla 250 2 stroke. I also have a 1963 200cc Metralla that I'm building out of parts as a Kit America bike. Then I have a Velocette Venom Scrambler that was a racer here in California in the desert. That bike is a labor of love. The engine is rebuilt but I still have a way to go to build it back to a running period correct desert racer.

    Here are a few pictures of the 250 Metralla. I threw a bid at it on eBay a couple of years ago and won it without trying. It came from the east coast with only 6000 miles on it...although it had been stored for awhile.

    When she arrived.

    Trying on a few spare parts.

    Roadworthy



    At the 2 stroke Extravaganza, Los Angeles




    The Velocette when I got her...

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    Nice Bultaco built right!

    That Velo would make a pretty shrpnel desert sled for those vast expanses of California waste land, you could go all Steve McQueen on it

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    shweeet.

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    That front fairing is sweet. What’s it made out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcw View Post
    That front fairing is sweet. What’s it made out of?
    It's fiberglass. I bought it from a guy near Santa Barbara. He said it was on a track bike back in the day and was painted to advertise a local Bultaco Dealer.

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