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1970 Lightning Project
#743567 07/29/18 10:12 pm
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/RQyiqrN4rtLM6jmv8

I've been trying to establish how to add photos to posts, hopefully I've cracked it now. So assuming I have this is my 1970 Lightning as I bought it, I've started to work on it now so will open a post in the project bikes forum asap, assuming I've got the hang of adding photos now ?

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Re: 1970 Lightning Project
Ianbuck #743568 07/29/18 10:16 pm
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Well that definely is a link to a photo of my bike, why is it not showing up as an image in the post?

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Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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Wow! Doesn't look like a bad spot to start from! I've been working on my 70 Thunderbolt for a couple months now and wish mine looked that nice!

Re: 1970 Lightning Project
Ianbuck #743574 07/29/18 11:27 pm
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Well I've started on the forks and they are in a bit of a sorry state.

By the way did you see that as a link or an actual picture. Do I need to put the words [img] before and [/img] after the link address ?

Ian

Re: 1970 Lightning Project
Ianbuck #743587 07/30/18 2:07 am
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I just saw it as a link. I think the additnal tags are necessary to make it show up in your post. If you have the URL of the image you can embed it in your post with the insert image function of the WYSIWYG editor that's shown when you create your post

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You can't embed Google images into a post on BritBike. You have to use one of the 3rd party image Hosting sites in order to do so. Since you are a Premium Member, you can also upload directly from your computer if the file isn't too large.


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Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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Hi Ian, Damien,

Originally Posted by Ianbuck
did you see that as a link or an actual picture. Do I need to put the words [img] before and [/img] after the link address ?

Originally Posted by DamienE
I just saw it as a link. I think the additnal tags are necessary to make it show up in your post.

Nope, I tried it and it doesn't work. Plus I'm pretty certain the URL of any image you can embed between "img" and "/img" HTML tags will end ".jpg", ".gif", ".png", etc.?

Hth.

Regards,

Re: 1970 Lightning Project
Ianbuck #743795 07/31/18 3:13 pm
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Stuart's right. The tag needs to end in .jpg, etc. Google photos won't do it. There is a website that will convert them to .jpg addresses, but I ran into some permissions issues.

Jon's suggestion is also a good one. It's easier to just upload the image to your britbike account.


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Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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I'm getting a bit annoyed with myself for not being able to attach pictures, the Samsung pad does not allow me to copy pictures easily to the clip board. I was hoping to simply paste them in. I've attached a photo , let's see what this comes out like?

Fingers crossed.

Ian

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Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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Well that worked 😁

My next post is going to be asked for some advice.

Ian

Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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The engine looks nice, too! What all are you doing for the project?


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Well I got the bike from a friend it was her father's, he bought it supposedly "restored" some 20 years ago. Then he fell ill and never used it. So I bought it and paid the market price for a non running bike, but one in visually in good condition. From what I've uncovered so far I'm a little worried that I may have paid a bit too much. Time will tell.

MY plan is it get it into clubman trim using period parts. It's not going to be a clone of the original clubman, I just want a nice looking petiod 'Cafè racer' styled bike. So ace bars, Siamese pipes, rear sets, single seat, possibly a polished alloy Spitfire tank, the mods that someone may have done in the early 70's.

Along the way I will bring it up to a good standard mechanically, and some stage I will need to take the engine apart and see what we have inside.

What's the best way to present this on the forum? I was going to post a running summary of what I've done on the Projects forum, but seek advice on specific topics on the BSA page. Does that seem the best way to go?

Regards Ian

Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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Originally Posted by Ianbuck
What's the best way to present this on the forum? I was going to post a running summary of what I've done on the Projects forum, but seek advice on specific topics on the BSA page. Does that seem the best way to go?


I would agree on your break down.


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Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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Will do.

Thanks

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Originally Posted by Ianbuck
Will do.

Thanks


You should be able to get some good help and ideas with your plan, as there are some folks here who have done exactly what you are planning to do, and can set you on the right track regarding the mods you're proposing.

Good luck!

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Re: 1970 Lightning Project
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Looking forward to seeing the progress!


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