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new guy here

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Hi, my name is Albert

I found this page just recently in my quest to learn more about vintage bikes. My motivations for joining here is first cause I think this is stuff is incredible fun, ubber cool and the following:

1. I ride a modern superbike now (an RC51) but I've decided that I would like to get my hands on something fun in a different way so maybe "less" can be more! commuting on the thing is pointless I go into second maybe twice!... just like I think the RC with 130 hp is more fun than than a new R1 with 180 hp because it has more personality (torgue); but really, alot of the new bikes lack personality so I'm on a quest for my next addition to the garage a classic styled cafe racer, because its fun and cool; it reques me to turn it into what interests me and my neighbor can't just go down to the local dealership and pick one up :D

2. My long term (5 years) goals are to build a modern interpretation of a classic single with modern parts and a custom frame; I visualize a cafe racer styled bike with say front suspension of a modern 600cc supersport bike with very similar geometry but powerd by a XR650R motor making about 60hp, with spoked wheels designed for a super-moto bike and the whole package weighing about 300 lbs.

I have alot of reading still left to do, as this is a completly new subject matter for me so let me know what you guys think of my idea. I'm still in my infacy in some of this stuff, althought I have grown up around bikes but nothing from the time period I'm interested in.


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