Thursday, 10 September 2009
From Mule. Don't know too much about it, but thought we should share it.
It's obviously an XS. Those look like Yam forks and brakes. And the Mule called it Professor Eric. We'll find out why in due course.
The Shell sticker refers to Shell Thuet, the close to legendary Yamaha tuner. What I didn't know what that he was in the bike club, the 13 Rebels, whose Holister burn-up was exaggerated by the press and turned into the story of The Wild One. And I only found it out because I read it on the excellent blog The Selvedge Yard. The Selvedge Yard even says Brando's character was based on Thuet. Incredible. Is Shell still alive? G