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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #200 on: December 27, 2015, 11:24:52 AM »
Do we know what "V-steel" pertains to?
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #202 on: December 28, 2015, 10:21:39 PM »
Where did you find the v-steel. Sign?

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« Reply #203 on: December 28, 2015, 10:27:24 PM »
Is actually a decal Paul and I found it on a Japanese auction site.
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« Reply #204 on: December 28, 2015, 11:11:54 PM »
V for victory, maybe? Roman numeral, 5?

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #205 on: December 30, 2015, 09:34:54 AM »
Here's a nice rare 13+ foot long banner for the BS Champion III that I found on the same site. These types of banners don't show up very often for sale.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2015, 12:59:34 AM by moonpup »
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« Reply #206 on: December 30, 2015, 03:47:17 PM »
Very neat.

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #207 on: December 31, 2015, 12:54:55 AM »
I have read that the Japanese BS dealers were bicycle shops and not as advanced as the other Japanese brands dealers. The size , number of colors used, drawing of motorcycle , etc. on this banner does not fit with my impression of BS dealers. I wonder what year this was  used, 19??.

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #208 on: January 10, 2016, 09:14:02 AM »
Anybody care to venture a guess/theory on this BS emblem? 
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #209 on: January 10, 2016, 11:50:31 AM »
Well.... back in 1967 my highshool shop got all this great stuff from brigs of rockford to set up motorcycle shop in our classroom.... i,m the one that put it all on the walls and stuff..... me got a cutaway 90 motor and that nice wall tool set too.. i allso built a motor stand for the shops new engins...  we got a hemie,,, a 440 and a slant 6..... i allways wonder what happened to all that stuff ???  they don,t do shop in schools anymore :P  a guy from the class of 68 8)  FHS

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« Reply #210 on: January 10, 2016, 08:51:10 PM »
Badge that was riveted to a 60cc sport to designate that specific motorcycle as a "demonstrator". This demonstrator would be "loaned" out by the Rockford sales rep to dealerships in the reps territory.

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« Reply #211 on: January 10, 2016, 10:06:57 PM »
Maybe you could visit the old shop during your next class reunion? Was the high school in Illinoise?

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #212 on: January 10, 2016, 10:12:16 PM »
Badge that was riveted to a 60cc sport to designate that specific motorcycle as a "demonstrator". This demonstrator would be "loaned" out by the Rockford sales rep to dealerships in the reps territory.

That sounds about right Paul. I wonder if any "Demonstrator" bikes made it into the publics hands? I guess if they did, the emblem would've been removed first and replaced with the standard one.

Another possibility could be that these were maybe mounted on the stands for the cutaway engine displays?????
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #213 on: January 20, 2016, 12:00:06 AM »
BS Bolt....   :D
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #214 on: January 20, 2016, 08:17:30 AM »
Mike,

Where did you find the BS bolt?

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #215 on: January 20, 2016, 08:27:13 AM »
Mike,

Where did you find the BS bolt?

Randy

Hey Randy, Found it on a auction site in Japan. Probably for a bicycle, but interesting.

http://page23.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o129262560
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #216 on: January 20, 2016, 10:09:52 AM »
How would such a bolt be used?? No features on the head for tightening/removing. Must have been for display and only finger tightened. Vely intelestink!
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #217 on: January 20, 2016, 10:44:05 AM »
Bert, if you look closely at the back of the bolt head, there's a small triangle shaped piece that probably fits in a notched/slotted bracket to keep it from spinning when tightened. Maybe for the bicycle seat clamp???
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #218 on: January 20, 2016, 11:36:42 AM »
        Seem to remember bolts like these, with a lug forged on the back of the head, being used in a number of places on older bicycle frames to clamp up, tube in tube type fittings. As Moonpup says, the seat tube was one use and it had to be darn tight otherwise the seat would swivel or drop down, usually when you least expected it ;D. They could be a pain in the a*se (literally) when the lug stripped and you couldn't fully tighten the nut  ::). I was probably only 9 or 10 with very few spanners and a worn pair of pliers!!

      Could also have been used to clamp up the handlebars to the riser stem, where the BS logo would have been nicely visible. I'm sure there were other bits attached with them.
     Here's something similar for Raleigh bikes, lug is just visible in the photos. :-      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raleigh-R-Nut-Seat-Post-Binder-Bolt-/121865355660   
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #219 on: January 20, 2016, 12:33:47 PM »
Thanks for the explanation. You have to be looking REALLY close and know what you are looking for (neither of which was the case on my first look) to pick this feature out. Cool.
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