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Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« 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:



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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2021, 11:37:47 AM »
"Ambassador" by Craig Rodsmith. That a modified Loopframe, not a Tonti.
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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 01:56:18 PM »
Here he is with his "Loop" at the 2017 edition of Mama Tried. 

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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2021, 01:56:18 PM »

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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2021, 09:10:52 PM »
Is that his turbo bike he built?

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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #5 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)

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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #6 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)



The Loopframe "Ambassador" is also turbocharged.
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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 12:10:22 PM »
He makes interesting videos of his builds
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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Craig Rodsmith Custom Tonti
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2021, 03:09:03 PM »
Is that his turbo bike he built?
The dustbin is also turbocharged.
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