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    Originally posted by 342835352229332E2926242821212222470 link=1332753693/24#24 date=1332919586
    design declined rapidly across the field from the 70s onwards. Coffee machines, scooters, blenders, cars, architecture- you name it.
    Around 2000 the Triumph motor cycle company decided to incorporate the past with modern technology, and did so quite successfully, few companies are prepared to take the gamble.
    I often get older blokes approach me and ask what year the bike is and compliment me on a great restoration job, kind of deflates em when I reveal its a 2007 model thats had a bit of aftermarket tlc.

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    Gorgeous bike Jon. Its the design approach that keeps Apple growng its market share. None of their products are really cutting edge technology wise, they routinely lag behind when it comes to specs for $. But what people pay for is the attractive packaging. They were one of the last with a tablet PC, but the first to make it a must have item. Just goes to show how starved we all are for beautiful design. :-/

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    • #3
      Re: CSers and Motorcycles

      Originally posted by 6B64697A696E6467080 link=1332753693/27#27 date=1332930130
      Gorgeous bike Jon.
      Thank you Maam.

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      • #4
        Re: CSers and Motorcycles

        the architecture (or lack of) certainly rings home for me
        next door to where im living are building a new place

        bottom half is brich and the top half is this horrid looking board stuff

        to me it looks like they ran out of bricks, then ran out of coloured boards 3 times, to me it really does look pretty ordinary

        nice bike there too jon, not a bike guy but know good design when I see it

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        • #5
          Re: CSers and Motorcycles

          On a positive note though, a new house went up around the corner from me. I watched it going up, a mass of ugly modern bricks, I wasnt hopeful at all. A few weeks later a Victorian mansion suddenly sprung up there.... Ive never seen a replica so accurate in its details that it looks like its been there for a couple of hundred years. The proportions, details amd everything are so correct you would think it was one of the original homes in the area. Im not a fan of Victorian architecture but you do have to tip your hat when someone gets it right. Sure as hell beats the modern monsters for street appeal, and the 1970s brick job it replaced.

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          • #6
            Re: CSers and Motorcycles

            Originally posted by 737C716271767C7F100 link=1332753693/30#30 date=1332982533
            a Victorian mansion suddenly sprung up there.... Shocked Ive never seen a replica so accurate in its details that it looks like its been there for a couple of hundred years
            If it looks a couple of hundred years old I think that would actually make it neo-Gothic. ;D

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            • #7
              Re: CSers and Motorcycles

              Youre an evil man Jon, thats motorcycle pornography at its best.

              This one is only 1 year younger than the  Cremina.

              My ideal situation would be to have one of each. One to ride, and one to enjoy a coffee from after the ride!

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              • #8
                Re: CSers and Motorcycles

                Originally posted by 4D796E78635448646D6D6E6E0B0 link=1332753693/32#32 date=1333004376
                Youre an evil man Jon, thats motorcycle pornography at its best.
                Hey Atillio, hows it going? been called a lot of things in my life, up to now never a pornographer, gotta be a first time for everything;D Been trying for ages to figure out how to post a pic of the bike in a coffee related thread, when SorrentinaCoffee posted #24 I saw my opportunity and grabbed it with both hands.
                Thats a different looking bike you have there, looks like no Triumph motor Ive ever seen, whats the story behind it?
                Guess we had best get back on the topic of vintage Gaggia machines :-[
                Perhaps we can start a photo thread on bikes, must be a few riders among us.

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                  Re: CSers and Motorcycles

                  Originally posted by 49757C6471100 link=1332753693/33#33 date=1333004858
                  Originally posted by 4D796E78635448646D6D6E6E0B0 link=1332753693/32#32 date=1333004376
                  Youre an evil man Jon, thats motorcycle pornography at its best.
                  Guess we had best get back on the topic of vintage Gaggia machines :-[
                  Perhaps we can start a photo thread on bikes, must be a few riders among us.
                  Id join in but my ride doesnt qualify as an actual bike. ;D

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                  • #10
                    Re: CSers and Motorcycles

                    I also have a motorcycle picture I have been hoping to post somewhere- but I was beginning to think I would never have cause for it- until now- and even so it still makes little sense- except perhaps- this is what I think of most modern design/ers... enjoy-







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                    • #11
                      Re: CSers and Motorcycles

                      well at least now we are getting some great looking retro cameras, borrowing shamelessly from earlier models. And some cars as well but maybe not so well done. ( PT Cruiser!)

                      And if this is OT what are motorbike pics doing in a post about gaggias?


                      Originally posted by 372B3636212A302D2A25272B22222121440 link=1332753693/24#24 date=1332919586
                      Reply #24 - 28.03.12 at 18:26:26 Mark & Quote Quote
                      design declined rapidly across the field from the 70s onwards. Coffee machines, scooters, blenders, cars, architecture- you name it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: CSers and Motorcycles

                        Nice looking 75+ (?) model Jeff, but cant say too much about the rider 

                        I personally have no problem mixing motorcycles with coffee machines and at one stage was set to mix them up in my showroom until someone threw a spanner in the works for that one.

                        You will find motorcyclists always punctuate (did you like that word  ) their activity with stops at "approved" (by them) cafes for coffee and cake.

                        As a group therefore, motorcyclists support coffee way more than motor vehicle drivers.

                        Some of you may remember Vern and his partner at Cafe 59 on the south coast of NSW. Nolonger there in that form, but the cafe was punctuated (there goes that word again) with classic motorcycles and paraphenalia and you could sit and admire while waiting for your coffee to be made with 60s lever machine.

                        So...no problem for me here, and its not a dry old topic where there can be no deviation from the topic like......"I have a XYZ and its leaking and I want to know what could be wrong or how to fix it...." Its pretty hard too I think when people dont have any latitude or a sense of humour and demand that respondents stick strictly to the point.

                        PS. Jon, its a Trident in period factory racer trim but with the fairing off. The CS motorcyclist threads been done and should be found in the Off Topic section.

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                        • #13
                          Re: CSers and Motorcycles

                          This thread reminds me of a certain CS member, who must step over a fair few Ducati motors to get to his Giotto. ;D

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                          • #14
                            Re: CSers and Motorcycles

                            Almost a thread for classic triumphs so far...well I dont have a classic, but its a triumph Daytona. Unfortunately it has not seen much use since the baby came along.





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                              Re: CSers and Motorcycles

                              Well Im going to break the trumphy 3 cylinder thing and throw up a V-twin among the lot above..... Seeing I live at the end of the Great Ocean Road I have enjoyed this road and respect it immensely.

                              My donk down at Port Campbell



                              I had a nice dice with this a few years back around the 12 Apostles:



                              Lovely group run of VTR1000 and coffee stop in Lorne



                              Just keep the vintage thing on the go, was in the hinterland of QLD last year and these rocked up:

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