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    Hi, does anyone know the truth (or not) or likelihood of the "guy stranded in a desert, makes motorcycle out of 2CV and survives" story? I first saw it a long time ago and it has just know popped back up. 26 Half-Assed Solutions That Actually Solved Huge Problems | Cracked.com is the link to the cracked.com story. it is #20 on the list.

    I wanted to believe but am somewhat wary of a tendency to being a bit gullible sometimes...

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    The 2CV has always sat midway between legend and bullshit. They are owned by politically correct anarchists. Driven by lunatic geniuses. Raved about by ignorant experts.

    It doesn't really matter whether the story is true. If you want a motorbike, don't start with a 2CV.

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    There is a photo to prove it. I think It can be done because 2cv is so simple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    The 2CV has always sat midway between legend and bullshit. They are owned by politically correct anarchists. Driven by lunatic geniuses. Raved about by ignorant experts.

    It doesn't really matter whether the story is true. If you want a motorbike, don't start with a 2CV.

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    Or if you want a 2CV start with 2 motorbikes. Much more attractive proposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotFrog View Post
    Or if you want a 2CV start with 2 motorbikes. Much more attractive proposition.

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    Absolutley. Better than starting with two horses. Don't know what the French were thinking at the time.

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    It doesn't really matter whether the story is true. If you want a motorbike, don't start with a 2CV.

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    Perhaps better to start with a GSA - see BFG motorcycles from the '80s or the MF which was a Visa engine based bike from one of the BFG people. Of course both from France

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    The 2CV has always sat midway between legend and bullshit. They are owned by politically correct anarchists. Driven by lunatic geniuses. Raved about by ignorant experts.

    It doesn't really matter whether the story is true. If you want a motorbike, don't start with a 2CV.

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    ha ha you guys. Have asked snopes to sort it out. I was surprised that someone hasn't chimed in with "if you want a car don't start with a 2CV" but then I remembered that this is not facebook..
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    Was this the same guy who used a XM he found lying around Wolf Crater to make a spaceship to take him to the Marsbar factory?
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    Unfortunatley it's fake.
    he is a French artist.
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    The article said it took him 12 days to build, he was 20miles from the closest village...
    If he had of walked he would have been in the village in 8hrs, and that's taking it easy.
    A professional 2cv chassis builder pointed out that a simple hacksaw blade, or many, would not be proficient in cutting through the chassis like he has.
    I do love the craziness of the construction though!

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    G'day,
    this was on SBS last night 15/1/16...

    http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video...-to-paddleboat

    Would have been quicker to walk.
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