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Talk => Speaking Of Bikes... => Topic started by: Geoff W on May 28, 2019, 03:39:26 PM

Title: hard working Steamer
Post by: Geoff W on May 28, 2019, 03:39:26 PM
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
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Nick Calne on May 31, 2019, 09:45:58 PM
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.
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Geoff W on June 01, 2019, 09:06:48 AM
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.
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Geoff W on June 03, 2019, 07:23:18 PM
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.
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: London_Phil on June 03, 2019, 07:46:00 PM
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....
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Lee337 on June 04, 2019, 01:27:54 PM
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.
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Tiger-G on June 15, 2019, 09:02:17 AM
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:

Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: ghulst on July 04, 2019, 11:24:22 PM
Yep, spotted that steamer as well :)
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Tiger-G on July 05, 2019, 09:15:14 AM
Tour De France coming up soon, there's usually a Tiger on there.

First one to spot one......wins a prize ??
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: ghulst on July 13, 2019, 02:19:09 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190713/ca211102dbdd950059674a9b1b62ec94.jpg)
Well, I didn’t spot the steamer, but I did spot a Girly. So, what is my prize? ;)
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Tiger-G on July 15, 2019, 10:17:26 AM
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:
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: ghulst on July 16, 2019, 07:32:05 PM
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. ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1781/42562739244_3f3e6abe54_z.jpg)
Just leaving this here. ;)
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Tiger-G on July 19, 2019, 07:14:22 PM
Good effort mate, I'm knackered after 30 miles on my hybrid !!  :icon_sad:

Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: ghulst on July 20, 2019, 09:16:27 PM
It does take a lot of practice. ;)

I have to say that I have been riding my road bike more than my motorcycle lately.
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Tiger-G on July 22, 2019, 09:33:46 AM
Is that what I think it is..........is that "Big Black Steamer" on stage 15 of the Tour De France ??  :icon_salut:
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Geoff W on July 23, 2019, 09:05:28 AM
It certainly looks like the same bike and rider from the Giro. A decent way to make a living with your bike.
Impressive stuff on from Ghulst doing the Etap. :notworthy
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: ghulst on July 25, 2019, 01:28:33 PM
Thanks Geoff!
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Tiger-G on July 27, 2019, 10:07:30 AM
Well, would you believe it.........father and son in the same shot on stage 19 ??

Big Black Steamer and Tiger Blue  :icon_wink: :



Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: ghulst on July 27, 2019, 04:04:49 PM
Well, would you believe it.........father and son in the same shot on stage 19 ??

Big Black Steamer and Tiger Blue  :icon_wink: :
Shouldn't that be father and daughter? As the blue one is a girly? ;)
Title: Re: hard working Steamer
Post by: Geoff W on July 27, 2019, 06:55:37 PM
We will have to see if he does the Vuelta as well.