Share your stories and pictures of Montesa Cota 25s, 49s, 80s, 123s and 172s also. These weren't super popular in the States so I don't expect this to be a very busy thread, but here we go anyway! Recently I acquired (rescued?) a 1972 Montesa 25 from the Ozarks thanks to a single pic taken by Dyrwolf. 1350 miles and a day travel time later it was mine. I parked it next to the Team TY80s in the shop to decide what to do with it. Don't let the pics fool you, after sitting in the woods for decades this thing is pretty bad. Rust and corrosion are battling for supremacy, lots of missing and butchered parts are vying for 2nd place. I will admit I was considering a TY80/Montesa hybrid. When I mentioned that to Lineaway he told me that the Montesa Faithful would probably crucify me for such blasphemy. I told him that I AM the Montesa Faithful. He just laughed and wished me luck with that. After spending some quality time with a measuring stick I came to a conclusion: This thing is TINY!! It makes a TY80 look huge in comparison. If I do decide to move forward with the Yammie engine swap it will not be an afternoon job. I was however getting tired of carrying it whenever I needed to move it, so yesterday I scabbed on a pair of TY80 wheels & tires just to have a roller. They fit (sorta), and the little 25 rolls for the first time in years. So what will happen to this little 25? Dunno, but it will be a runner as I am not into museum bikes. Parts can be found on Fleabay Spain (at heart-arresting prices), so getting the little German Jlo (no kidding) engine going is possible, and the front forks will have to be upgraded to the later model style that is an actual fork assembly instead of the cheeseball (and rust-ruined) MK1 fork this one came with. A TY80 fork assembly is being considered also (I have several). Who knows. More to come!