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If anyone is looking for a cool Bike Book to read at bedtime.... I give a Thumbs Up rating for"The Vincati". It's a Father/Son story, Big Sid and his son, and finding common ground later on, and alot more. The cool thing is Big Sid is a tuning Guru, and his specialty is Vincents!! They go through a bunch of them in the book, and it seems like evrybody had them. Even a few great pictures, Sid is a real guy, I think still kicking. At the end, they build a Vincent motor Ducati, The Vincati. They go through all the pain and agony of trying to figure things out, just like we do here. Check it out.........

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I second that really good read. Jeff

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+3 on the book. Not only did I pick up the book, but I did so in 2009 at Barber Vintige Festival. I just happened to be in the museum when the elevator door opened up and Sid and Matthew Bieberman rolled the Vincati out right next to me. I bought the book from Matthew and had him, Big Sid and George Barber autograph it. That was an unforgettable day!!!


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Wow, after reading the book I would REALLY like to meet those guys!!! I bet the bike is great!


Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)
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Big Sid used to be right around the corner from here in the 60-70"s I was just working on a moped trike the other day looks like he did the conversion on it was a moto morini engined bike


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Read the book last fall: +4

They (Sid & Matthew) were just featured on an episode of "Cafe Racer" running their bikes on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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Great picture, Thanks! They did mention starting to build a Salt racer near the end of the book. Neat to see these guys finish THEIR projects............. unlike me sometimes.


Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)

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