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kmatts1959
Cucciolo - the Lil Pup
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my basket case

Post by kmatts1959 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:04 am

I've acquired (over the years) a small collection of parts. I have what was rumored to be a 1959 175 TS that was illegally imported into the USA in pieces and never put back together. I am unsure of when it was brought to the states. I have been buying parts over the past few years and now believe I have enough to start the restoration. Any help, comments, criticisms are welcome.
Cheers,
Kyle.

kmatts1959
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Post by kmatts1959 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:09 pm

Here is a link to the photos.
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bobnorton
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Post by bobnorton » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:51 am

Interesting collection of parts,looks like a cafe-racer is the obvious way to go although the silentium begs a question , perhaps a Giro suitable mount would prove more valuable, is it pre 57 ? perhaps not, 200cc ? ,on balance a cafe-racer project i think.

kmatts1959
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Post by kmatts1959 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:21 am

Yes the engine is indeed a 200. The frame is original and has the original badge on the headtube. It is marked 1959 175 TS, which I believe is correct. I have not decided whether to pursue putting it back to original or simply building a cafe racer.

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