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Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." #640750
02/19/16 8:41 am
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Word is that a "Pete R" has died... He was a regular contributor on this site and known for his knowledge on Triumphs..

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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640754
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That is a great shame.
I never met Pete nor even spoke with him.
I knew him only via his postings on this site.
He had a deep knowledge of Triumphs and more importantly in my view, was prepared to spend time and effort to impart that knowledge to those of us less knowledgeable.
My thoughts and condolences are with his family at this sad time.
R.I.P.

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He's got 1952 in his email address...

Not an age to go.

My thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640768
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Really sorry to hear that. He had many thousand posts on this site, most all of them with useful information from someone who obviously had experience with these bikes for a long time ....

Lannis


I stopped believing for a little while this morning. Journey is really going to be upset.
Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640773
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Sorry to hear this,I have often got usefull advice from Pete, and he will be missed on this forum.
My condolences to his family.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640794
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The good die young.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640831
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I'll also miss him quite a bit. Always good, solid info in his posts.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: leon bee] #640835
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Very sad to hear this. Never met him but he provided me with a lot of help.

RIP

Ray


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BSA 1966 A65H
Triumph 1968 T120
Kawasaki A1R
& too many projects!
Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640850
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Back on the mainland!
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[***] frown RIP

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Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640854
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Much knowledge, freely shared.
Vale, Pete R.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Triless] #640877
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I read a post from Pete R on another bike forum last spring about the time he stopped posting here...Pete said he was in Africa, Nigeria I believe,and seemed to be having a good time. He mentioned a bar owner was trying to sell him his daughter. grin...
No tears for Pete, just a good Irish wake telling stories and singing songs of great battles and wild women...


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640880
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HB--I remember that posting--I am pretty sure it was here on Britbike because I responded and shared with him some of my experiences in Nigeria.
Whatever---keep the revs high and the bends quick, Pete, and keep tuning up those Triumphs in heaven.
And for the rest of us---none of know the date or manner of our passing--so--get out there and ride those Brit bikes! That is the real way in which I am sure Pete would have wanted us to remember him by.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: BrizzoBrit] #640897
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Originally Posted by BrizzoBrit
Very sad to hear this. Never met him but he provided me with a lot of help.

RIP

Ray


Same here, my very satisfying A65 was build mainly on his advice.
So very sad to hear this but hope to use a Tridentman advice.
No tears, just ride.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #640971
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I rang his mobile phone this morning. The message said not available. He has helped me in the past many times and always happy to do so. His mind was like an encyclopaedia of Triumph facts,figures and dimensions. Today as I assemble the clutch on the old race bike I will be thinking of him.
Sincere condolences to his family.

Russell.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #641173
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Never met the man , but I sorta hoped one day I might...
Thanks for all your help mate....
You'll be sadly missed.. R.I.P.

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #641344
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im not sure how many peter r's there are but it seems he just replied yesterday on the norton forum. this peter is from the netherlands . his reply yesterday was on the title "dipsticks"

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Peter R and Pete R are two different persons, Jaycee.
The similarity in the names is indeed a bit confusing.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #641354
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This was one sweet guy, knowledgeable, generous, and one that so many here and there owe much to. He kept me out of trouble very often and I'll miss him deeply. RR

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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #641390
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god bless him. RIP!

Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: hacksaw] #641686
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Always helpful and very knowlegable was Pete R. A peaceful next journey sir, you will be missed.


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I like to print out the more helpful, literate replies whether I asked the question or not. I keep them in a file. Was going through them today. It's amazing how many are from Pete R. He could explain the incomprehensible in easy to understand words. He is missed.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: desco] #644552
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I agree, desco. I literally would not have gotten my bike built without his help. The man was an all-around genius. He was not just someone with engineering knowledge, or mechanical, welding, and machining cabilities, or excellent memory, or willingness to help, or a good motorcyclist, he was all of those things and more.

Ray


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RIP Pete. You are sorely missed. I'm with Ray. My 70 Tri would not be running if it were not for Pete's help. Sad news.


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Re: Pete R has moved on "R.I.P." [Re: Hillbilly bike] #653710
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damn, he was great guy.

intelligent, experienced, and helpful.

nobody will ever say that about me, i'm afraid, but he was one of the best.


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
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convince my wife, then, would you?

she's always calling me a moh-ron.


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
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Sad loss for this forum as well as his family, he was one of the best giving great advice freely.

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RIP Indeed,
Does anyone know the story of the man behind the enigma?
'Never forget his using soap bubbles to watch TDC. . .
Class Act all the way home.


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It has not been mentioned,his full name is Peter Russell.

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RIP Pete R. I know he has helped me more than once.


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I am saddened to hear of Pete's demise. A great help to any and all who asked. His knowledge was freely given and anxiously accepted by many, including myself. RIP, brother.


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what a shame people die.

i've been re-reading pete's stuff here and elsewhere.

what a loss, not for his knowledge, but as a person willing to help strangers.


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
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Pete and I spoke on the phone quite a lot. Always about the modifications of Triumphs. We also chatted about family problems, you know, the stuff we all have,and at the last conversation or there about, he mentioned he was off to Africa. This amazed me as most Ausy motorcycle nuts like myself want to go to the Isle of Man or watch motorcycle GrandPrix in Europe. At the time I had a fleeting thought that maybe he was ill and did not have much time left. Maybe I was right at the time.

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