Sunday Morning Links: Dime City Cycles Custom Bonneville

Like many places across the United States this year, it seems like winter is never going to leave South East Michigan. It snowed yesterday and it is 34 degrees outside as I type.

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To help combat the winter blues using the power of positive thinking, imagine riding around town on this custom Triumph Bonneville:

The 50s and 60s were arguably the best years of British motorcycling. Invariably finished in black and chrome, the bikes repeatedly pushed the envelope of engineering—until the Japanese arrived. It was a golden era, and it’s the inspiration for the latest build from Dime City Cycles—the ‘Distinguished Bonneville.’

“The idea was to take a Hinckley Triumph and build a machine that would be timeless, like a Meriden Triumph,” says Dime City’s Jason Michaels. “Dozens of modern Triumphs have been customized to simply look ‘old’, but I prefer things to be tight and have a certain fit and finish. With the Distinguished Bonneville, Herm and I have aimed to create a bike that looks ‘old’ but also looks new. If that makes any sense!”

The bike is a 2005 model Bonneville with less than 5,000 miles on the clock. But it was a wreck when it rolled into Dime City Cycles’ Florida workshop. The previous owner had parked it outside his beach house for years, leaving the elements to wreak their havoc. After a rebuild was halted part-way through, Michaels collected the bike as a box of bits.
The target was discreet customization: A bike that looks ‘factory.’

The results are fantastic.

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Now, on to the links…

ChrisWy: RINO Chris Christie tries to out-demagogue the Democrats on gun control
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WixomWeb: Former Novi Officer sues, alleges illegal ticket quotas
CH2.0: A Documentary on Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his Abortion/Infanticide “House of Horrors”

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SJ: Don’t let evil steal our liberties…
Bunker: While we were not paying attention and worrying about our God and Guns, this evil deed was done.
Asylum Watch: China and North Korea- A Tangled Partnership
TMGGB: Terror attack?
The Eye: In the Sweet Pie and Pie

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Spellchek: Did the FBI have prior knowledge of the Boston Marathon bombings?
FCBZ: Florida College Algebra Teacher Fired for Urging Her Math Students to Sign Pledge Cards, Promising to Vote for Obama
MTTM: National Right to Work files lawsuit on behalf of Union Conservatives president
Gator: Irony sure can be ironic. Boston bombers carjacked car with “coexist” bumper sticker
Jen: Abortion is violent murder – The Silent Scream

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The TCN: Majority of Law Enforcement Disagree with Obama on Gun Control
The NC: Food Stamp Participation Has Increased At 10 Times The Rate Of Job Creation Under Obama
Teresa: God Made the Animals
PR: Gun Owners Are Not Evil
Zilla: Boston, Gosnell & Doctors

  • Martin April 21, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Thanks for the link. What a gorgeous bike.

    • steve April 21, 2013 at 10:22 am

      No problem-o! Agreed, this is one sharp bike.

  • John Carey April 21, 2013 at 10:33 am

    What a sweet ride! Thanks for the link Steve.

    • steve April 21, 2013 at 10:51 am

      You are very welcome!

  • Mike G. April 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks for the link. Sweet bike. I remember a friend who bought a Norton Commando, still in the crate several years ago…lucky SOB.

    • steve April 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      That bike is worth a fortune today. Like you said, lucky SOB.

  • 5etester April 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    34 degrees? How crazy are you to live in a place like that? It’s a comfy 70 degrees where I’m typing this.

    Congrats on withstanding the Obama era to be able to come up with 1600 posts. That should be worth a medal all by itself.

    • steve April 21, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Hmmm…. I think something was lost in the translation.

      Thanks about the 1600 posts since the MCT meltdown, it can get disheartening.

  • Jim at Asylum WAtch April 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for the link, Steve, even though I was playing hooky last week.

    • steve April 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      No problem-o. You gotta playing hookey once in a while.

  • ClassicFilm April 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Beautiful motorcycles, and with no intention to sprinkle salt in any wounds, today will be in the low 90s in my neck of the woods (make that ‘neck of the desert’) of AZ. Yes, it is only April, so you know that August will be brutal. But for now, we’re enjoying it and breaking out the tank topos. Thanks as always for the appreciated link, Steve, and try to stay warm, dear buddy. :)

    • steve April 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Low 90’s would be nice.
      It snowed a bit today… In late April.

  • ClassicFilm April 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Errgggh, finger slipped. Above should be “tank tops.” Although “tank topos” is an interesting typo.

    • steve April 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm