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For those of you that like Rykas cafe and/or 1970s bikes

Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 2:06 pm

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Post by teamster1975 on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 3:22 pm

Superb, that brings back memories! Very Happy
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Post by trevor machine on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 4:36 pm

How ace was that.


"It pays to be thick"

"Accidents cause people"


even the daft slogans were better then
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Post by skyrider on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 4:58 pm

yes that does bring back good memories, in 78 I had a new rd 250 and I have to say it was the times that I enjoyed my motorcycling the most in some ways they were better bikes and definitely better summers hotter and longer Smile
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Post by eternally_troubled on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 5:28 pm

Cool. Glad people liked that.

The thing that got me was how young the people looked; if you go to a bike cafe/meet (I've not been to Rykas - it's the wrong side of London for me!) most people seem to be older than in the film. Makes me wander if it's just the same people as it was in 1979 but just 37 years older!

Anyway, I can't talk, I have a 1970s motorcycle (as well as the CB500).
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Post by skyrider on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 5:39 pm

what I have noticed for a few years now is that if  you go to a bike meet these days as soon as the people take their helmets off you notice that they are not  young men and women any more, you don't see the early 20 somethings  riding as much like there were in the film its mainly grey hair all round (a bit like me)
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Post by wornsprokets on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 6:03 pm

It could have to do terrible weather we get now....and ridiculous route to getting a full licence.... i started on roads in ireland in mid 90's and only one insurance company then norwich union(crooks)  how does 900 pounds (use to go in and pay it in cash) sound for tzr 125 l  and that was just third party ...no theft.... only good thing wasnt restricted i had full working power valve 22hp i think...   its too easy  now to get easy finance for new car.... why would u be interested in 12hp 125 .....(if you were young now)
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Post by skyrider on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 6:10 pm

correct as you say we now have crap weather most of the time phenominal prices for insurance and the prices for bikes doesn't help either
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Post by dodger on Sun 27 Nov 2016, 9:53 pm

talking of prices , read somewhere a few days ago a pair of panniers for a KTM were over £800 affraid ,more than my CB500 cost !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by trevor machine on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 5:26 am

It's another world - and they're welcome to it. I couldn't justify that even if I had Trump's money.


Back to the OP for a sec - was it primarily extended albeit disguised marketing for The Police's second LP? Or did the film come out a while later?
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Post by ashcroc on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 8:42 am

Thanks for posting this.  Seeing the old booth & no speed humps on the hill takes me back to my childhood.
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Post by eternally_troubled on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 5:49 pm

@trevor machine wrote:It's another world - and they're welcome to it. I couldn't justify that even if I had Trump's money.


Back to the OP for a sec - was it primarily extended albeit disguised marketing for The Police's second LP? Or did the film come out a while later?

This was from 1979, according to what is posted on youtube so that would tie up with their second LP quite well. It is quite a cool film so I suspect they wouldn't have had any problems allowing their music to be used as a soundtrack.
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Post by ZekeVal on Mon 28 Nov 2016, 6:45 pm

Great film. It really captured the atmosphere of this time, all those people seem so "real" for lack of a better word.
I felt like I was there with them (and I'm only 25). 
It's a beautiful history piece to be kept for future generations.

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