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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 10:35 PM #1
Costellon
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I found this motorcycle (not on JT, but by chance) after it had been left to rot in a hedge for over nine years. After I got it off the owner, I completely stripped and rebuilt it using most of the original parts. I did all of the work myself which goes to show that almost anything is possible really (once you know what you are doing). Total time taken: 6 weeks, drives and looks like new.
Unfortunately I had to sell it a while back to keep the wolf from the door, broke my heart, but sure, I could always do it again.

I'm looking for another project to occupy my time if anyone has any unwanted classics that they would like to see lovingly restored to their former glory and be appreciated for what they are.
Thanks.
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 10:38 PM #2
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fantastic job you must be so proud Good luck with it hope we get a great summer so you can use it WELL DONE
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 10:51 PM #3
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Amazing job, You have given it a second life, Hope you have lots time to enjoy it now
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 10:51 PM #4
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great work!!
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 10:52 PM #5
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hey your bike looks really good..my hubby's after rebuildin engine outta mk2 escort so I know it takes alot of time (and monies!!) but very rewarding...best of luck with it..
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 10:55 PM #6
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wow, well done! love the little teddy on the chair aww how cute lol
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 10:56 PM #7
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Well done, it looks fab
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 11:32 PM #8
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There once was a bike lying in a hedge,
For nine years or maybe more,
Until Costellon found it one day
And took on the mighty chore.

He took it home and stripped it down,
And got to work on it straight away,
He reused most of its original parts
But sadly some of them had seen their day.

You`d never think when you look at the pics
Where theres bits against a wall
He did all the work by himself,
And it only took nearly 6wks in all

Well done Costellon, a great job youve done
Its got the chance to see another day,
Ride it with pride and tell you story,
Its the best looking bike in Galway

I hope theres another lying around
To get a chance like this one got,
To live again after years of neglect
Instead of being left to rot!

Well done! Great job
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 11:39 PM #9
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Jeez, poems and everything.......thanks !

I got the Teddy off my Nanna when I was but a toothless nipper. My mother (bless her soul) "restored" him ages ago by giving him new eyes through which to see.
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Old Posted: 14-01-2009 , 11:40 PM #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ireneo
There once was a bike lying in a hedge,
For nine years or maybe more,
Until Costellon found it one day
And took on the mighty chore.

He took it home and stripped it down,
And got to work on it straight away,
He reused most of its original parts
But sadly some of them had seen their day.

You`d never think when you look at the pics
Where theres bits against a wall
He did all the work by himself,
And it only took nearly 6wks in all

Well done Costellon, a great job youve done
Its got the chance to see another day,
Ride it with pride and tell you story,
Its the best looking bike in Galway

I hope theres another lying around
To get a chance like this one got,
To live again after years of neglect
Instead of being left to rot!

Well done! Great job
I totally agree with poet Ireno. Impressive job.
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Old Posted: 15-01-2009 , 12:04 AM #11
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Fantastic work, Costellon!

Evidence of lots of hard work and skill there.

Thanks for posting!

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Old Posted: 15-01-2009 , 01:07 AM #12
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Well done on brill restoration. Bet you'll be riding out with the Riverside MCC in a few months if not already doing so!!! Will look out round Halfway House!


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Old Posted: 15-01-2009 , 11:04 AM #13
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That is an amazing job you have done!
I really miss my motorbikes and all the 'tinkering about' with them
All credit to you, it looks great!
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Old Posted: 15-01-2009 , 11:23 AM #14
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She looks absolutely beautiful and I assume she runs as well as she looks. Would love to know if the original owner has seen it and if so what his/her reaction was...??
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Old Posted: 15-01-2009 , 11:52 AM #15
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Absolutely amazing.
You did all this in six weeks.
Well done.
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