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by Stein Roger
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This T140 was a US import from a couple of decades ago. Most of the neglect and stupidity was "Handcrafted in Norway" after that, but the "adjustments" to the top frame tube was done to it the USA. I can only guess at the reason, someone must have tried to fit a small chopper tank to it. The holes were supposedly meant for fasteners. Incredible. facepalm

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by Jon W. Whitley
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Originally Posted by Irish Swede

How do you know if they were chopper morons or just plain old stupid morons? Asking for a friend...
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As Oil Changer says, how many mad eras do we as individuals go through before we hit our mojo.

On the bike front, when I see some old bike for sale for £5,000, I often see the same bike I was paying £50 forty/fifty years ago. It's the same tired machine with stripped threads, sealant oozing everywhere, mixture of chewed nuts and bolts, and hammered over shafts. Back in the day one had no expectation it was going to be any different, it was just a bike at the end of its natural. Now these same machines are sold as 'classics' and investment opportunities.
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