Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Lumpy Idle on April 15, 2021, 10:14:28 AM

Title: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: Lumpy Idle on April 15, 2021, 10:14:28 AM
there is a story up now on pipeburn about bobby haas, the haas museum and men's health.

https://www.pipeburn.com/leaving-tracks-a-film-about-a-man-his-museum-and-lives-changed-forever/

 lot' of pics of really wild looking bikes. among them is this:


(https://i.ibb.co/4ZGcxhV/Craig-Rodsmith-Custom-Tonti.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4ZGcxhV)
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on April 15, 2021, 11:37:47 AM
"Ambassador" by Craig Rodsmith. That a modified Loopframe, not a Tonti.
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: Turin on April 15, 2021, 12:04:31 PM
beat me to it.
 he did a smallblock tonti, but that bike wasn't shown or mentioned.
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: Dave Swanson on April 15, 2021, 01:56:18 PM
Here he is with his "Loop" at the 2017 edition of Mama Tried. 

(https://i.postimg.cc/zG24c8sv/thumbnail-IMG-2024.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tsPr1QCG)
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: stubbie on April 15, 2021, 09:10:52 PM
Is that his turbo bike he built?
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on April 16, 2021, 08:24:55 AM
Is that his turbo bike he built?

no, thats a V9

Craig has built about every type of Guzzi...  Loop, Spine frames, small blocks, a centauro, and a tonti sidecar racing rig.  He seems to really love the brand. I know he collaborates with Joe W up there in Chicagoland quite a bit

Here's the turbo guzzi you are thinking of (well, I believe he has made multiples, but the is 'A' turbo guzzi he made)

(http://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/craig_rodsmith_moto_guzzi_v9_turbo_BIGS_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: Antietam Classic Cycle on April 16, 2021, 08:26:48 AM
no, thats a V9

Craig has built about every type of Guzzi...  Loop, Spine frames, small blocks, a centauro, and a tonti sidecar racing rig.  He seems to really love the brand. I know he collaborates with Joe W up there in Chicagoland quite a bit

Here's the turbo guzzi you are thinking of (well, I believe he has made multiples, but the is 'A' turbo guzzi he made)

(http://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/craig_rodsmith_moto_guzzi_v9_turbo_BIGS_01.jpg)

The Loopframe "Ambassador" is also turbocharged.
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on April 16, 2021, 09:47:42 AM
The Loopframe "Ambassador" is also turbocharged.

he's working on a ducati now that has a supercharger sticking out the side 2 feet and out past the headlight in front. Guy is a bit of a nut, his instagram is a great follow.

FWIW the V9 turbo is for sale at about $30k
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: twowheeladdict on April 16, 2021, 12:10:22 PM
He makes interesting videos of his builds
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: Lumpy Idle on April 17, 2021, 12:49:05 PM
"Ambassador" by Craig Rodsmith. That a modified Loopframe, not a Tonti.

right, sorry. my bad. too bad though that the topic evolved into a diversion about tonti versus loop and not about the museum, the bikes and this guy's mission.
Title: Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
Post by: JoeW on April 21, 2021, 03:09:03 PM
Is that his turbo bike he built?
The dustbin is also turbocharged.