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Old 11-18-2012, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I was deciding whether or not to join the forum here I happened on a picture of a member's bike that had more leather fringe than Buffalo Bill. I'd love to see that again if anyone knows to whom it belongs or it happens to be yours.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only three places I routinely see fringe are:

1. Little cowgirl outfits
2. Strippers
3. Cruisers

Not sure I understand the trend.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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FRINGE=COWBOYS

I'll just resurrect this one rather than re-typing a reply...

Ok...you asked for it...well maybe not "you" but someone somewhere with an inquiring mind wanted to know...

"What's up with all the fringe and conchos?"

Well, son, I'm glad you asked...

It comes from a long line of Hollywood Cowboys and Cowgirls dating all the way back to and even before the Illustrious Buffalo Bill Cody!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you "silver and fringe"!

Roll tape...

The Man, The Myth, The Legend! Wild Bill himself...(notice the 'bling' and the cut-away chaps)

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Bill had the first Vintage Mustang Seat (ironically, it was mounted ON a mustang!)...

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Moving onto some more interesting examples...Johnny Ringo's "Rig"...

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And another early example of a Mustang seat...

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Here's a solo seat on a very early Shadow model VT1.5...

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And for a fitting ending to our stroll down memory lane...the obligatory "chick on a bike" shot...welll...erm....oh you get it....

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I am hopeful that this has proven somewhat beneficial in solving the modern day riddle of "why all the fringe?". Obviously, this debate has been going on for quite some time...

Oh....NOW I GET IT!

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Old 11-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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FRINGE=COWBOYS

I'll just resurrect this one rather than re-typing a reply...

Ok...you asked for it...well maybe not "you" but someone somewhere with an inquiring mind wanted to know...

"What's up with all the fringe and conchos?"

Well, son, I'm glad you asked...

It comes from a long line of Hollywood Cowboys and Cowgirls dating all the way back to and even before the Illustrious Buffalo Bill Cody!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you "silver and fringe"!

Roll tape...

The Man, The Myth, The Legend! Wild Bill himself...(notice the 'bling' and the cut-away chaps)

Click this bar to view the full image. Report this image

Bill had the first Vintage Mustang Seat (ironically, it was mounted ON a mustang!)...

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. Report this image

Moving onto some more interesting examples...Johnny Ringo's "Rig"...

Click this bar to view the full image. Report this image

And another early example of a Mustang seat...

Report this image

Here's a solo seat on a very early Shadow model VT1.5...

Report this image

And for a fitting ending to our stroll down memory lane...the obligatory "chick on a bike" shot...welll...erm....oh you get it....

Report this image

I am hopeful that this has proven somewhat beneficial in solving the modern day riddle of "why all the fringe?". Obviously, this debate has been going on for quite some time...

Oh....NOW I GET IT!

Report this image
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I personally think fringe is stupid ans tassels are for tiddies.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Personally, the fringe thing doesn't suit me, or bobbers either, but that is one of the things I think is so cool about motorcycles...there are so many ways that people enjoy them, in so many styles. There's no right way, no best way, to enjoy what we enjoy. I like seeing them all, even the ones that aren't for me.
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Personally, the fringe thing doesn't suit me, or bobbers either, but that is one of the things I think is so cool about motorcycles...there are so many ways that people enjoy them, in so many styles. There's no right way, no best way, to enjoy what we enjoy. I like seeing them all, even the ones that aren't for me.
I feel the same way.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Style differences aside, seems like fringes would whip up some pretty nasty welts.....perhaps that's the motivation for them though. You never know about some people.
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Style differences aside, seems like fringes would whip up some pretty nasty welts.....perhaps that's the motivation for them though. You never know about some people.
Mine just give a tickle at highway speeds
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:05 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I put some fringe on my floorboards years ago. I liked the Indian type look. I thought I`d take it off after a year, but it`s still there. Actually I thought it would fall off by now.
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