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Old 11-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm in Denver for work (beats being in the office) and my colleagues and I walk downtown to look for a restaurant (Laramie St or Ave or something. Supposedly a happening little street but I'm not sure as I had a few beers before dinner). We walk by this shop and in the window is a seemingly perfectly good Norton 850 Commando draped in shirts and stuff.

I couldn't believe it. The shop was closed otherwise I would have raised some hell. This bike needs to be ridden!



Do any of you Denver RATS know the story behind this bike?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I say we bust in and liberate the bike!
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Beats a dark, damp, dusty storage garage though. Would have been funny though if the shop was an "underware boutique" with a "Commando" in the window.
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One of my surgeons recently bought a restored norton commando 850 and paid a butt load of money for it..it is a great looking bike and the models they used in the seventies were so...fine...but they are too small.
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Its probably somebodys baby...it appears to have saddle bags on it so it must ridden...Its may be that some guy that doesnt have a garage and loaned it to the shop for the winter rather than leaving it under a tarp covered in snow...sure it may be humiliating for the bike...but I bet its warm and dry behind that display window though...
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Could be, Tie. But I'd find a Victoria's Secret to store it for the winter. triumpht120's on the right track

In any event, I just set my alarm for 2AM and I'm going to bust it loose like Lefty says....unless it's too cold outside.
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In any event, I just set my alarm for 2AM and I'm going to bust it loose like Lefty says....unless it's too cold outside.
Clemenza would tell you, "Leave the pink shirt. Take the Commando".
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...unless it's too cold outside.
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Clemenza would tell you, "Leave the pink shirt. Take the Commando".
Oh, that's good! It reminds me that it's time to watch The Godfather again....and to find a good cannoli.
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Wimp.
Dude, it's going to be like 20 something out there tonight. And I'd probably have a heck of a time trying to kick start that beast!
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