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#1 greeves

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:44 PM

Found in the dark of an old parking in Cordoba, southern Spain, this same week. This 1969 Montesa Cota is completely original, never restored, even with the original tyres and the best of all... road registered and now mine !!!!

This beautifull Montesa will be my project for this 2012.

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And hope this will be the result after some work...

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:07 AM

Another? :thumbup:

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:20 AM

Beautiful bike Greeves! all original parts are there. it will make a beautiful restoration. I have the same bike...I think it is a 1971 mk2. what is the frame number?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:18 AM

Wow you must have very lenient road registration rules .... but looks great and I look forward to the finished product
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:38 AM

Found in the dark of an old parking in Cordoba, southern Spain, this same week. This 1969 Montesa Cota is completely original, never restored, even with the original tyres and the best of all... road registered and now mine !!!!

This beautifull Montesa will be my project for this 2012

Great project. Keep us up to date with pictures.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

You are very lucky, Greeves!!! The bike looks very complete and original. Good and easy project.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

You are very lucky, Greeves!!! The bike looks very complete and original. Good and easy project.

the small hubs are the give away, '69 should have the ginormas brake hubs, it may have been upgraded at one time since it has the non-shouldered front rim, I've also got the same bike, everything looks the same as mine except the brake hubs, I upgraded mine in 1984 with '74 wheels and the more slender '74 tank, still have the orriginal stuff if I ever want to go back to orriginal, It has been many years since I rode the thing, rod bearing has a little rattle, so I stoped riding it, plan to restore mine some day, it's my dream to have it going and compete when it has it's 50'th birthday, also my kick start is not the correct one, I got one a few years ago off feebay, neither are the front forks, the forks came from the same '74 doner bike

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:39 PM

Very nice, how often do bikes in this condition appear ?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:36 AM

Hi: At last I got the papers !!!

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It is definitely a Montesa Cota 247 MkII from April 1970

The front rim is not the original, but I have already found the one to restore it as original as possible.

About the papers, here in Spain if a vehicly is road registered, the registration owns to the vehicle and can not be changed to any other vehicle, which makes it quite easy. The big trouble are bikes that never were registered when new, something very common in the Spanish 70īs and 80īs trials bikes, and make them legal now is really a headache.

Will put it into pieces this same weekend to start the works, and as Sherpagorri says it is a nice and eaqsy project !!!!
hope so)...

Yes B40, it is not easy to make this kind of findings, but I am sure there still are hidden trials jewels...

This post has been edited by Greeves: Today, 12:34 PM
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:12 PM

Even the paperwork has gone rusty, where did you find this one Greevesman in a river.


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:56 PM

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Here is my 1969 Big Hub 247. She is a "rider". Only improvements are modern tires and Betor shocks. I like to keep it close to stock.

MotoVintage I would encourage you to get your old 247 going again and put the big hubs and tank on. As you can see I have a soft spot for the old Cotas. Your 247 seems to be pretty original, you even have the valanced front fender.

Edited by Martin Belair, 16 January 2012 - 12:04 AM.


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:27 AM

Martin, what color is that frame, white?
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:04 AM

Martin, what color is that frame, white?


Yes, early Cotas had white frames.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:24 AM

Yes, early Cotas had white frames.


I have two, first year 123's with the 17"/20" wheel combo. One has a white looking frame and the other has a battle ship gray looking frame. What color should the frames be? I want to get them repainted.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:20 AM

Montesw web

The early cota 123 had silver/grey frames like the 1972 Cota 247 did. 1974 and onward the frames were black.




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