The vintage Montesa Cota mini-bike thread

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Brewtus

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    Sweet!! :thumb

    I pushed mine out of the way to dig out a TY80 for an upcoming event, so I consider that "working on it". :lol3
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  2. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Mail showed up earlier, and dropped this off on the porch...

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    Hmmmm....

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    Yes!! The 25 parts bike I had acquired last winter finally showed up!! :clap

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    HUGE thanks to Portlandtyist for making it actually happen!! :super :thumb

    Now what to do with one-and-a-quarter Cota 25s.... :evil

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  3. Portlandtyist

    Portlandtyist Been here awhile

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    JLO engine as in IMO? Some quick looking on Internets shows this to be an engine manufacturer in the former East Germany or DDR. Interesting! I have a contact in the eastern part of Germany that collects bikes from the former DDR. I will see what he may say.
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  4. Portlandtyist

    Portlandtyist Been here awhile

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    Huuummmmm... I thought the nice postal worker was going to ask me what kind of dead critter was wrapped like a mummy in that plastic.
    Brewtus, hope you found the envelop with the stickers in it.
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    My son and I would like to see the PDF's. Thank you. Keep us posted on resto.
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    Fairly complete RE125 in the background. Have you used it in any trials - rigid/girder class?
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  7. Brewtus

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    Well you are mostly correct. It is a complete RE 125.

    And no. :D
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  8. Brewtus

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    Huh. I can't believe I didn't post this pic here. Cota 25As are really capable little bikes.... :evil

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    Got posted elsewhere earlier, but not here. :D
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    Love that one! :clap
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    Post that pic one more time & I'm callin' Overhaulin" on your ass. :D
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  11. Brewtus

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    Don't threaten me with a good time! :lol3
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    @Brewtus What's the deal with the Fairlane, in the background? '67?
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  13. Brewtus

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    It's a '67 Galaxie, the last street/drag car I had a hand in. It was a 4-barrel Cleveland/4-speed/9 inch car built from a clean 6 cylinder/3-speed/small diff car back in the late '80's. I've been dragging it around for 25 years now for some reason...
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    :lol3:thumb As someone who's into old Fords, that's really cool. Slap a 289 Hi-Po in that thing and drive it around town.....
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  15. Brewtus

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    The car is pretty heavy and was barely fast with a built 10:1 Cleveland, a big (for the time) shot of nitrous, and deep gearing back in the day. I always considered a 429 for it, but.....
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    Maybe if you sold off them junk Montesa's.....











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  17. Portlandtyist

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    That mini Cota sure is tuned as by a pro. Not a puff of smoke to be seen. The low CG is useful too.
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  18. Brewtus

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    :fitz Don't make me come out there....

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    That and the "wireless" brake and throttle cables along with the ultralight chain.... :thumb
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    It had a six in it to begin with! :D You're just plain spoiled now.
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  20. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    I was moving junk around in the shop, and realized I had parked the old Type 72 on it's "big brother". Couldn't resist the pic -

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    Yeah, it's cheesy. No, I don't care. :D
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