The Guzzi Project *1. As I bought it

Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Petes Project | 0 comments

Its yonks since i had a project, the last bike i renovated was a Guzzi T3 about 14 years ago. It had been my road bike for a few years and needed an overhaul. For the last 5 and a half years i’ve been making stuff full time for everybody else, so i thought its about time i did some for me! I sold my last bikes 3 years ago and this is the first time since i was 17 that i don’t own a bike, its a weird feeling i can tell you!

So I’ve bought a Moto Guzzi V50II from my friend, its a shed. My idea is to lighten it as much as i possibly can using only metal, as metal is what i do. So no carbon or anything easy, just lots of titanium and alloy. I’m tempted to have a lightweight frame made for it, but i want to keep the big chunks as standard, so oem frame and wheels, but everything else is fair game!
This is how it looked when i bought it, it actually looked a lot better stood in my yard than it did when i started to strip it down. It had been stood under a cover outside for over a year so I had happy hours with a grinder to get half the nuts and bolts off!

Moto Guzzi V50II for titaniumising

Moto Guzzi V50II for titaniumising

 

Moto Guzzi V50II for titaniumising

Moto Guzzi V50II for titaniumising

Moto Guzzi V50II to be lightened...

Moto Guzzi V50II to be lightened…

Moto Guzzi V50II to be lightened...

Moto Guzzi V50II to be lightened…

Manky front wheel

Manky front wheel

Manky back wheel

Manky back wheel

Manky  frame

Manky frame

Manky  engine

Manky exhaust

Manky  engine

Manky engine

 

Mankyness

Mankyness. spiders live here.

 

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