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Title: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 21, 2021, 01:01:39 pm
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: blockheadxl650v on November 21, 2021, 01:44:05 pm
Now I also want a postie.

Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Gerrard on November 21, 2021, 09:09:53 pm
Love it  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Grunder on November 21, 2021, 09:11:48 pm
Enjoyed this video very much
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: MildlyWild on November 21, 2021, 09:43:43 pm
Jip, true freedom and adventure (ok, they did have a camera crew) - we don't need fancy bikes with the all the latest expensive stuff possible.
All one really need is time, maybe a good friend or 2, pretty much any reliable bike, a few basic things and the right mindset

🤔 it's been a week since my last 2 day trip, a month since the last looong day ride and 3 months since our last 3 day trip...  The Karoo is calling me...
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: dw1 on November 21, 2021, 10:33:06 pm
Great Video. this is the way to go!
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 21, 2021, 11:41:00 pm
Really enjoyed the video, true adv.
Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: african dust on November 22, 2021, 08:35:59 am
If you like c90 travels this nutter did some epic travels on a c90 and good fun to watch

https://www.youtube.com/c/c90adventures/videos
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: sidetrack on November 22, 2021, 09:28:57 am
Who needs a Norden
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Sabre on November 22, 2021, 07:33:29 pm
I have an e-book called "Sydney to London....The long ride home" written by Nathan Millward

He did that trip on a C90
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: blockheadxl650v on November 27, 2021, 06:22:41 pm
Here is a nice video on the restoration of the said c90.Nice to watch and listen without the Mercans babbling on and making a noise.

He could have put a little more effort in on the frame.

Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: MildlyWild on November 27, 2021, 07:56:34 pm
Here is a nice video on the restoration of the said c90.Nice to watch and listen without the Mercans babbling on and making a noise.

He could have put a little more effort in on the frame.



Gonna watch this with interest - just bought a CT110 yesterday on the spur of the moment :imaposer:
My 950 felt a bit underpowered and I was looking for something with a bit more go 8)
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on November 28, 2021, 07:07:19 am
If there is anyone needing Postie parts & Spares, there is a collector in KNYSNA Industrial area, who has a LOT of Postie stuff; he may or may not sell certain bits, but I will try and post a pic on Monday from my p.c. -

……I was sniffing around KNYSNA and Goerge for Petronalia recently, and whilst looking over a high wall at an interesting WOOD WORKING w/shop IN CASE they had any old signage, etc, through a window I could see10-odd Postie bodies / frames, and went back 3 times until I found the owner…!

His side hobby, he started collecting a few years back, and never got the time to start putting them together, and has plenty of those beautiful Chromed rear racks, tanks, the lot.

Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: MildlyWild on November 28, 2021, 09:05:25 am
If there is anyone needing Postie parts & Spares, there is a collector in KNYSNA Industrial area, who has a LOT of Postie stuff; he may or may not sell certain bits, but I will try and post a pic on Monday from my p.c. -

……I was sniffing around KNYSNA and Goerge for Petronalia recently, and whilst looking over a high wall at an interesting WOOD WORKING w/shop IN CASE they had any old signage, etc, through a window I could see10-odd Postie bodies / frames, and went back 3 times until I found the owner…!

His side hobby, he started collecting a few years back, and never got the time to start putting them together, and has plenty of those beautiful Chromed rear racks, tanks, the lot.

Cheers
Chris

Thanks Chris - I might want some things, depending on what I decide to do with my impulse buy. Trying to go all original might end up a crazy venture, but a basic restomod might be on the cards
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 28, 2021, 04:14:47 pm
I have watched the 1975 restoration last night in one go
That guy has got serious mechanical skills and workshop
He overhauled that bike in no time, she is basically like new and well deserved!!
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: blockheadxl650v on November 28, 2021, 04:59:38 pm
There is a c110 for sale on FB marketplace near me for R4750 complete but not running and no papers.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3004687366471226/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A3c627973-ff77-481b-9624-4c0a2becb89d
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 28, 2021, 05:11:16 pm
There is a c110 for sale on FB marketplace near me for R4750 complete but not running and no papers.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3004687366471226/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A3c627973-ff77-481b-9624-4c0a2becb89d

The ‘no papers’ is the deal breaker
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: blockheadxl650v on November 28, 2021, 06:23:01 pm
I was thinking more in the line of spares.
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 28, 2021, 08:28:38 pm
I was thinking more in the line of spares.

Spares is a non issue in the USA
You can get every single bit on that bike here for very reasonable prices
I am thinking of buying one next year over here if the borders open and I happen to come back again
Would be a very cool runabout
If you need spares you just need a friend on a working visa in the states that can bring you everything
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Vintage_Mania on November 28, 2021, 08:30:42 pm
I was thinking more in the line of spares.

Spares is a non issue in the USA
You can get every single bit on that bike here for very reasonable prices
I am thinking of buying one next year over here if the borders open and I happen to come back again
Would be a very cool runabout
If you need spares you just need a friend on a working visa in the states that can bring you everything

As jy terugkom kan jy hom baie maklik in 'n tas (of twee) inpak en terugbring as check-in luggage.
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 28, 2021, 08:52:37 pm
I was thinking more in the line of spares.

Spares is a non issue in the USA
You can get every single bit on that bike here for very reasonable prices
I am thinking of buying one next year over here if the borders open and I happen to come back again
Would be a very cool runabout
If you need spares you just need a friend on a working visa in the states that can bring you everything

As jy terugkom kan jy hom baie maklik in 'n tas (of twee) inpak en terugbring as check-in luggage.

Dankie vir daardie gedagte, ek kan sowaar!!
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on November 29, 2021, 03:26:02 pm
If there is anyone needing Postie parts & Spares, there is a collector in KNYSNA Industrial area, who has a LOT of Postie stuff; he may or may not sell certain bits, but I will try and post a pic on Monday from my p.c. -

……I was sniffing around KNYSNA and Goerge for Petronalia recently, and whilst looking over a high wall at an interesting WOOD WORKING w/shop IN CASE they had any old signage, etc, through a window I could see10-odd Postie bodies / frames, and went back 3 times until I found the owner…!

His side hobby, he started collecting a few years back, and never got the time to start putting them together, and has plenty of those beautiful Chromed rear racks, tanks, the lot.

Cheers
Chris
Pics attached
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: blockheadxl650v on November 29, 2021, 08:12:18 pm
If you are into silly small bike epic trips this popped up on my you tube.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=263887.msg4749779#msg4749779
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 29, 2021, 08:47:32 pm
If there is anyone needing Postie parts & Spares, there is a collector in KNYSNA Industrial area, who has a LOT of Postie stuff; he may or may not sell certain bits, but I will try and post a pic on Monday from my p.c. -

……I was sniffing around KNYSNA and Goerge for Petronalia recently, and whilst looking over a high wall at an interesting WOOD WORKING w/shop IN CASE they had any old signage, etc, through a window I could see10-odd Postie bodies / frames, and went back 3 times until I found the owner…!

His side hobby, he started collecting a few years back, and never got the time to start putting them together, and has plenty of those beautiful Chromed rear racks, tanks, the lot.

Cheers
Chris
Pics attached
Cheers
Chris

Thanks for posting Chris  :drif:
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Grunder on November 29, 2021, 11:23:57 pm
Here is a nice video on the restoration of the said c90.Nice to watch and listen without the Mercans babbling on and making a noise.

He could have put a little more effort in on the frame.


This was kinda therapeutic to watch.
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: Grunder on November 30, 2021, 12:06:46 pm
https://youtu.be/NEUdI70sF7Q


Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: MildlyWild on November 30, 2021, 05:54:05 pm
In case you havent seen this one. Nutter. Awesome.
Title: Re: Posties, 1000miles Through Alaska
Post by: MildlyWild on November 30, 2021, 05:54:50 pm
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