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    Any suggestions re an Aussiefrogs standard vintage motorbike forum ?

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    Here's one I snapped while on holiday...



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    Yeah I know that's not what you meant!


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    Quote Originally Posted by dayofthejackal View Post
    Any suggestions re an Aussiefrogs standard vintage motorbike forum ?
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    What part of this would be to do with French cars etc, I ask myself ??
    But hey Stuey comes up with a Peugeot bike. Good one Stu !
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    I’m sure it would be entertaining- the various infighting between Norton, Triumph, & Harley riders etc would rival our own combatants
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Hall View Post
    Peugeot was once known in Australia not for cars but motorcycles. They were well represented before the First World War and had racing success. They were regarded as the most advanced and capable bikes on the market. Peugeot engines and forks were also used by other locally produced bikes. The first motor vehicle to travel between Melbourne and Adelaide was a Peugeot motorcycle with forecar in 1903. Tariffs made them uneconomic and their market position was lost by 1920. They were reintroduced in 1939 and the last shipment was 1940.
    Hi Russell
    My problem with this trivia is that most French cars I like were around when I was. I remember them, and I also owned a lot and also rode in a lot too. A friend of my farther gave me some old car mags when he found out I was interested so I studied them for info. So that background piques my interest today and stimulates my memories, mostly good from when I was younger, or at the very least interesting times when we(I) did something silly, or heroic or ? and it was memorable for me.

    Now as I have never seen a French motorbike, new or old, and as Russell points out they were a big thing BEFORE the first world war, and had a revival before the second world war but short lived, I did not experience them in any way. My young life was spent in a country town, so unusual cars were few and far between, but unusual bikes were unknown. But I would have seen any that were there I am sure. So seems a subject that I will let pass me by. Sorry. Vintage Jap bikes are of interest as I had a few and still do !!
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    PS as I understand it there will be no untoward comments from Harley owners, they are often not really literate.

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    Old Harleys (i.e. '74 Iron Head), vibrate the crap out of you, leak oil like a sieve, send you deaf, but once ridden never forgotten. Almost like my first 404. Ha Ha
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    I do have a few mostly older motorcycles, none American, but wouldn't mind a 50's Harley or Indian. Thinking I should get down to 6, just don't know what to sell. I had 12 so am working my way down. I have a '37 Rudge Special , '38 BMW R71, '51 BMW R51/3, '68 BMW R60/2, '72 Suzuki T500, '76 Yamaha XT500, '76 BMW R90S, '82 Honda CX500, '09 Suzuki SV650S. Probably the next old bike will be a 60's or 70's Moto Guzzi. Sort of an Italian BMW.

    My favourite bike is the R60/2. Not fast or great handling, just a beautifully engineered machine. I recently sold a '70 Triumph Bonneville I restored, that I had owned for 18 years, that was like a Tonka toy compared to the BMW. The SV650S I have had from near new, simply a great handling, reasonably quick, economical, and totally reliable bike. Even the battery lasted for 9 years.

    But really I think the world is well enough served by other vintage/classic motorcycle clubs and forums, to not need another being added to Aussiefrogs.
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    I read the original post as he was looking for a recommendation from us on AF for a motorbike forum that was the standard/quality of the AF forum
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    Yes, that's exactly how I read it too!

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    Ahhhh, well spotted I think you're right! Duh to me.
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    Yes, I obviously didn’t read it, but looked at the replies and went from there. I
    I find that the various good forums are one make or one era of one make.
    '56 Renault 750 (16TS Power)
    '62 Renault Dauphine Gordini
    '89 Renault Alpine GTA V6 Turbo
    02 and 03 Renault Clios 1.4L
    '13 Renault Megane RS265 Trophee +

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