Jean-Georges Trémont, France
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Hi, The 1975 Pionner 250 enduro. It was given to me by a friend which found it in a farm, close to Paris. The setup was not the original setup except the tank paint. The bike was on bad conditions.
I have 100% rebuilt it 7 years ago frame, motor, wheels. The main differences from the original are the mudguards (originaly in aluminium) and the front lights. All these spare parts come from Acerbis.
I used it very often when I was living in Lyon despite slight problems with the carb needle.
My only problem is I am living in Paris for my job and I cannot have it with me (no garage)...
The 1976 Ossa Explorer.
This bike is very close to the Mike Andrews replica. The only differences are the seat (much more confortable) and the tank. I bought it 1000 $ in 1989 at lyon. This bike has not been modified at all. The motor would have to rebuilt. It is a little bit lazy fo starting !
The 1973 OSSA SPQ road race production bike.
This one is my favorite !
The SPQ (Special Piron Queyrel) series were built by the French importer during this year to participate to the french production races.
The story of my bike is interesting.
I used to participate to road racing races in 1970 /71/72/73. During the 1972 Paris Bikes Salon, I ordered a SPQ of this model, as it has won the previous championship.. Despite many calls, pressure, this bike was never delivered to me and my partial paiement reimburse. Few months later, I knew that my bike was delivered to an another guy for unknowned reasons.
In 1982, a friend of mine grabbed the opportunity to buy this bike and , after few months, he re sold it to me. So after almost ten years the bike was delivered.
Technical Features the motor is the 5 speeds flat/short track motor (~ 45 hp) Carb IRZ 2 needles (it was really a nightmare to tune it !!!) front brake: Grimeca 4 cams Weight around 120 kg Original colors The bike was sold almost as it is shown. the only missing spare parts are the speedometer, the front and rear lights (I got them).
I have 100% rebuilt it, including the motor. I forecast to participate in France to vintage races as soon as I have solved my Paris garage problem. To set it up to races conditions, I am looking for: a new carb a tuned exhaust as the original flat track one or Bultaco metralla kit exhaust 250 or at least the dimensions, a front brake compensator as the Ducati mk1 one and a race steamlining (easier to find).
Ossa pictures taken at "Coupes Moto Legende" (Paris)