Author Topic: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe  (Read 877 times)

Offline Ozzydog

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The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:08:40 AM »
G’day, So dear old Gadget calls to gloat that he is off to the Ragged Fringe Rally. He drops the diamond that the name ragged fringe comes from the description of Guzzi riders in a piece describing the riders of different marques. Does anyone know the work he referenced?
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Re: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 08:47:52 AM »
I believe the original name comes from the NSW Guzzi club who run the rally it was
the ragged fringe of decent society     somewhat correct  :grin:
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Re: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 05:57:33 AM »
Ragged fringe sounds apt
It also is a cult
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Re: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 12:37:37 PM »
In the spirit of One-Upsmanship, the January 1982 Classic Bike provides an article about acquiring and restoring the Guzzi 500 SuperAlce Military.  In that article they write: "It  became fashionable for the leftist young and the radical chic to renovate Super Alces, not because the bikes were better than the Falcone or the Gilera Saturno, but because they  were available in large numbers at throwaway prices."
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Re: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 02:34:43 PM »
new york times (or was it WSJ) review of the Cali 1400: if it was any more a cult it would require chickens

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Re: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 04:12:07 PM »
I tend to feel ragged often but don't have enough hair for a fringe.

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Re: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 04:56:54 PM »
There's a contingent coming from WA (Western Australia) once more. They are likely to be a little on the ragged side by the time they get to the site. We shall see Gadget & all those other reprobates there.
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Re: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 05:05:04 PM »
I was pretty ragged by the time I got home from last years's rally.
I'm turning this year's trip to the rally into a 2 week biking holiday further north (where the weather is supposed to be warmer).
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Re: The description of Guzzi riders as being the ragged fringe
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