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May 28, 2019, 03:39:26 PM on

Offline Geoff W (OP)

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Was anyone else watching the Giro D'Italia cycle race today? On the big climb of the Motorollo one of the press photographers was sat on the pillion of a Black Steamer.
The Tigger managed to mug the main shot of Vicenzo Niballi doing his breakaway on the big climb. Great to see a twenty odd year old bike still being used professionally :rrr
It\'s ok , this will only take 5 minutes.
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May 31, 2019, 09:45:58 PMReply #1 on

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Good spot Geoff. It is amazing how durable steamers are and how most people who own one are still using it a fair bit.

I did a 300 mile trip on mine round the Brecons the other day and it felt great.

June 01, 2019, 09:06:48 AMReply #2 on

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I am just off to Inverness for an overnight trip to see my daughter. I will do a few diversions to take in some nice roads and scenery.
It\'s ok , this will only take 5 minutes.
96 Pimento Red Steamer.

June 03, 2019, 07:23:18 PMReply #3 on

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Well that was 640 miles in two days. New Wilbers rear shock feels great, very stable. Not too happy with the Shoei Hornet helmet, the peak catches the wind too much, gave me a really sore neck with all the fighting it. Realised that now Steamers are old enough for people to come up to you at petrol stops and cafes to say "Ahh I used to have one of those, nice to see one on the road". Including a bloke in a Ferrari 328. I offered to swap him, but he was just too polite to laugh at me.
It\'s ok , this will only take 5 minutes.
96 Pimento Red Steamer.

June 03, 2019, 07:46:00 PMReply #4 on

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I used to have one of those, then some stone cold loser decided that bikes with carbs made him cough, so he priced them out of greater London....

June 04, 2019, 01:27:54 PMReply #5 on

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Not sure if it's carbs that make him cough, more like Taxi & bus companies together with environmentalists & cyclists who have him by the b***s making him cough.
No matter how smart you are you can never convince someone stupid that they are stupid.

June 15, 2019, 09:02:17 AMReply #6 on

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Hi  :icon_biggrin:

I'm a bit late to this thread, but I caught the black Steamer on the Giro. How well is that bike doing, sitting in first and second gear, dragging its sorry @ss up those mountains, clutch slipping, two up, in that heat !!

Great bikes, had two of them when they first came out in 1993 I believe ?? In my opinion, the epitome of what a big dual sports bike should be - big bold looks, great engine, big fuel tank, can put loads of luggage on it, sits at high speeds on motorways to get from A to B, then great on twisties when you get to the fun roads  :icon_wink:

Safe Riding.

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Graeme.

July 04, 2019, 11:24:22 PMReply #7 on

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Yep, spotted that steamer as well :)
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July 05, 2019, 09:15:14 AMReply #8 on

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Tour De France coming up soon, there's usually a Tiger on there.

First one to spot one......wins a prize ??
Safe Riding.

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Graeme.

July 13, 2019, 02:19:09 PMReply #9 on

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Well, I didn’t spot the steamer, but I did spot a Girly. So, what is my prize? ;)
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July 15, 2019, 10:17:26 AMReply #10 on

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Well done, that man  :icon_salut:

I've been watching the Tour, but didn't see the Tiger ??  :icon_wink:

Your prize......should you wish to take it.......is an all expenses paid (by yourself) trip to France to watch the Le Tour in person !! Congratulations   :icon_lol:
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July 16, 2019, 07:32:05 PMReply #11 on

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Wow! What an amazing prize! I am well chuffed that you have given me all that...

To be honest, I did ride the 10th stage of last years’ Tour de France. Last year that was the first mountain stage with three 1st category mountains, one out of category and one fourth category mountain. And I did it on a road bike. And yes, I would do it again if I had the time to ride L’Etape again this year. ;)


Just leaving this here. ;)
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July 19, 2019, 07:14:22 PMReply #12 on

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Good effort mate, I'm knackered after 30 miles on my hybrid !!  :icon_sad:

Safe Riding.

Regards,
Graeme.

July 20, 2019, 09:16:27 PMReply #13 on

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It does take a lot of practice. ;)

I have to say that I have been riding my road bike more than my motorcycle lately.
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July 22, 2019, 09:33:46 AMReply #14 on

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Is that what I think it is..........is that "Big Black Steamer" on stage 15 of the Tour De France ??  :icon_salut:
Safe Riding.

Regards,
Graeme.