David Lahey wrote:Following on from Greg's amazing showcase of Basket Cases and Barn Finds, my Barn Find TY250A, that came out of its hiding spot on Boyne Island just before COVID, was thrust into the limelight last weekend at the Gladstone All Bike Classic bike show.
and the judges chose the trials bike!
Well done David, not surprising really as none of "Utilitarian ride to work bikes" have a story like "Mick Andrews" blazing his way around the world riding the
Mark K wrote: David Lahey wrote:
..... It looks like someone added frame tubes under the motor to a
TY250 frame. I know it's possible to do stuff like that but why would you? .....
Is "why would you?" the right question? Why wouldn't you?
Why wouldn't you go to a lot of trouble and effort to make a modification which adds extra weight and presumably reduces ground clearance for no perceivable advantage? And my guess is - somebody said "Because I can."
Here are some more photos of that
"A" model, I am not sure why either as it seems to be :
"What the hell were they thinking?"
On closer inspection, there are holes through the tubes presumably to mount a new bashplate and there is the age old argument that there should be frame tubes under the motor, what poppycock! Maybe the plastic/sheet metal bashplate failed and they wanted to start fresh?
You are right Mark, it has added weight and reduced the ground clearance by at least 20 mm......