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Old 11-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Cafe is a mindset, not a particular type of bike.
A cafe racer is not the bike it is the rider...

That's deep.

I could never cut it as a cafe racer. Clip ons make my ear lobes go numb
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Goggles.....you gotta have goggles, and a scarf.
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Do bobbers count? I always felt that the bob job was America's version of the cafe bike.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Goggles.....you gotta have goggles, and a scarf.

Wont the scarf get wrapped up in the clip on neck ties on Jonks ears?
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A good old fashioned poor arsed hoon with insufficient money to buy a decent bike, so he and his mates would cobble together any old crap they could get their hands on and ride the piss out of it.
Along the right lines. Back in the '50s the youngsters in the UK didn't have access to cars in the same way as the US kids so were limited to bikes which were cheaper.

They used to hang out at transport cafes and modified their bikes to get up towards the magic ton.
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Sportster vs Triumph.

Sportster--- the TT racer (tavern to tavern)

Triumph ---- the cafe racer (hitting the "ton" out & back from the Ace Cafe).
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Not all cafe bikes were English nor huge 350-500 Triumph sized.
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