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    Toot, toot; down she goes
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    Toot, toot; down she goes
    Not gonna 'call my bluff'?

    I dare you.

    The skill-gap in this society is not only self-depreciating, it is sinful.
    AMCA's approach to vintage motorcycling used to be about dedicated renovation.

    Now its about stick-um tape. Is that the future of Historical motorcycles?

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    Skill gap? You don't know me, Tom and you don't know my skills, and work. I've been reproducing Henderson, and Excelsior parts for years. I do small runs for devotees of brand X, and I have had no complaints. You have a very high opinion of yourself which can be healthy, but also arrogant. Pride comes before the fall you know.



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    And this was my 1916 Excelsior build. Let's see one of your bikes, Tom.

    http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bbo...1916-Excelsior
    Eric Smith
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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    .. Let's see one of your bikes, Tom.
    They are all rats, Eric.

    Back closer to topic, remember this?: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bbo...light=saw+cuts

    As I posted, I do this for a living, and this sort of repair is now routine.
    Soft-soldering a stud on a brass badge is far easier!

    ...Cotten
    PS: Manufacturing from scratch is far easier than fixing a fossil, but that's what's asked of me.
    Otherwise, Folks would just buy an imported repop, if it exists.

    Preserve vintage motorcycling by supplying bolt-ons...
    Or preserve the skills that produced them?

    Think about it.
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