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#2044684 - 03/07/13 06:26 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: Jonathan Alford]
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Jonathan, I assume you don't mean a 1908 Triumph? I'm talking old school Triumphs, not the new company. Both of mine were made in Meriden. The leaky Bonneville was a Norton-Villiers-Triumph product. Actually, the oil leak was the dealer's fault. However, it was a factory defect in the welds that caused the front fender to detach.

Do you know what happens to a motorcycle when the front wheel locks up? help

My Trident was a Triumph product, and except for the Lucas electrics, was a great machine.


Edited by Plowboy (03/07/13 06:27 PM)
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#2044698 - 03/07/13 06:44 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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Gary, other than that little wheel lock up, how was your flight?
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#2044709 - 03/07/13 06:57 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Oh, Marty!! How could ya! I was playing acoustics before you were born (a guess; I may be wrong heh heh) That`s all we had, I played an old upright in a Pentecastal Church years ago, miles outa tune. But the tape (remember them?) was extremely forgiving. I couldn`t tell. . . I`ve always loved pianos. But if I was designing one, it`d be different.

It`d be better. But some education may be necessary, otherwise nobody`d buy . . .!
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#2044715 - 03/07/13 07:01 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: Plowboy]
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GGordon Bennett, I always wanted either a Triumph (Tiger, never cared for the Bonnie) or a Norton. Dammit, had to settle for a BSA (bloody sore arse) and a sidecar bike at that. Compression ratio of 6:1. I loved it actually. Went up the side of a house in top gear . . .
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#2044828 - 03/07/13 11:06 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: Plowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Plowboy
Jonathan, I assume you don't mean a 1908 Triumph? I'm talking old school Triumphs, not the new company. Both of mine were made in Meriden. The leaky Bonneville was a Norton-Villiers-Triumph product. Actually, the oil leak was the dealer's fault. However, it was a factory defect in the welds that caused the front fender to detach.

Do you know what happens to a motorcycle when the front wheel locks up? help

My Trident was a Triumph product, and except for the Lucas electrics, was a great machine.


Gary,

Of course a 2008. I did hear horror stories about older ones. Mine is an America. How did we go from pianos on ebay to Triumph motorcycles? My bad.

Jonathan


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#2044829 - 03/07/13 11:10 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Gary, other than that little wheel lock up, how was your flight?


Short, very short. Fortunately, I had just left US 41, where I had been in, um, slight violation of the Indiana speed laws, and was on a side street, doing maybe 25 when the fender came off. That was plenty fast enough.

The Bonnie only weighed 295 pounds dry, and was very quick. I got all the Japanese bikes off the line, but it didn't take them long to blow by me. Those guys on the Kawi 650s thought they were hot stuff. ha

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Of course a 2008. I did hear horror stories about older ones. Mine is an America. How did we go from pianos on ebay to Triumph motorcycles? My bad.
laugh


I can't believe we're talking about Lucas on a piano forum! confused


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#2044889 - 03/08/13 04:08 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: Plowboy]
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It`ll be beer next . . .
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#2044962 - 03/08/13 09:19 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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Not British beer, hopefully...
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#2045124 - 03/08/13 03:23 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: Plowboy]
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Our sceptred Isle is renowned for it`s beer, my friend, If nothing else these days. Why d`ya think loads of touroids come here? To see the Queen? Not a chance! To drink in the "Queen`s Arms", more like. And sample the fine fare on offer; beers from all over the country (it`s a growth industry; small breweries are springing up in old schools, garages, disused warehouses etc and are being recognised for their superlative qualities as a beverage and for their health giving digestion enhancing ingredients.

The Japanese are particularly appreciative of our unrivalled hospitallity and all that it entails.

And at the moment, the pound is down . ..Get yerself over!
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#2045172 - 03/08/13 04:43 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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Originally Posted By: peterws
Our sceptred Isle is renowned for it`s beer, my friend, If nothing else these days. Why d`ya think loads of touroids come here? To see the Queen? Not a chance! To drink in the "Queen`s Arms", more like. And sample the fine fare on offer; beers from all over the country (it`s a growth industry; small breweries are springing up in old schools, garages, disused warehouses etc and are being recognised for their superlative qualities as a beverage and for their health giving digestion enhancing ingredients.



Hehe, long may it continue.

Trouble is when you mix the beer with the eBay piano shopping....oops!
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#2045180 - 03/08/13 05:02 PM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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When I'm in London, I always order a local beer and always enjoy it. (as long as it is a Guiness - sshhhhh, don't tell)
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#2045762 - 03/10/13 01:52 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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Sorry for heading this thread off the rails, but as long as the OP is in on it I claim fair play smile

Love a well pulled Guiness, but Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout has been my favorite for years. I still enjoy the shocked look people get at the moment they realize the bottle is actually clear glass wink Then I discovered Schwarzbier last year. All I can say is there may be a new sheriff in town....

Still, hard to beat a local pint down the pub with a ploughman's lunch.

Rob
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#2045891 - 03/10/13 11:46 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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"Still, hard to beat a local pint down the pub with a ploughman's lunch."

And a guy/lass tinkling the ivories! There, it`s back on track. She`s even playing a Baby Grand. A Chappell . . .
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#2046284 - 03/11/13 12:40 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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#2046285 - 03/11/13 12:49 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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The bad thing is now you've got me looking at pianos on ebay. Watched an 1880s Chickering 110B (7'7"?) go for $810 not too long ago. Very dangerous wink

And of course once you start checking ebay, you have to start checking Craigslist again. There's a 6'8" Broadwood straight strung up for $200 not far from here. EEEEk!

Time for a pint and cold shower.

Rob
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#2046326 - 03/11/13 03:13 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: miscrms]
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Listen, man! It`s you lot who got me restarted on the piano after 3 years off. I`d retired from the Crematorium job (organist) and I got rid of all my music; Never thought I`d ever want to play again . . .

Now I`m having to rebuy. But it`s fun recording. . . .
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#2046794 - 03/12/13 02:13 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: peterws]
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I'm starting to think pianoworld is a secret plot to rebuild the world piano population. Probably a covert program of the Chinese Government Hacker Squad.
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#2046798 - 03/12/13 02:41 AM Re: Baby Grands on Ebay [Re: miscrms]
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That Broadwood you mentioned - straight strung - I had one .. . . a museum piece but believe me, they sound bloody good. . .better imo than anything around today.

You know, you can buy tiny antiques from that period o` time and they`re worth loads. But a complete piano? Even as a restoration furniture project, it`d be a snip at that price . .
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