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I would love a Astro but seems every year two steps back from bike.My older brother was a motorcycle mechanic he thought i was reckless hit the corners to fast and bought me a sherpa trials for fifty quid in 80s and my sliding days wear over but he was correct i was reckless then 

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When you saw an Astro it did look shorter than the Pursang I'm surprised that the steering angle had such little difference, maybe the 19 inch front wheel also made it look shorter.

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I have a different history for the Astro series of bikes. In 1969 I purchased a Model 68. The Bultaco factory was supplying the bikes as either a Model 68 A or Model 68 B. The Model 68 A was set up as a flat track bike with Astro decals on the tank and fenders. The bike was purchased in Costa Mesa, CA through a local dealer named Champion Cycles. 

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On 2/9/2019 at 8:25 AM, Bill Meister said:

I have a different history for the Astro series of bikes. In 1969 I purchased a Model 68. The Bultaco factory was supplying the bikes as either a Model 68 A or Model 68 B. The Model 68 A was set up as a flat track bike with Astro decals on the tank and fenders. The bike was purchased in Costa Mesa, CA through a local dealer named Champion Cycles. 

 

 Here's one.

https://amsracing.com/product/1968-0-bultaco-pursang-model-68-mkiv#prettyPhoto

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just got back from Daytona. Manage to see a coulle of astros race in vintage class at volusia speedway. And then thia at daytona speedway. Lovely bits of kit20190314_191109.thumb.jpg.c41e1ce0d11979b770540a5174c4488f.jpg

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Astro/pursang flat track bike build underway soon. Think i'm gonna go for the earlier style with a rear fender and pursang seat though rather than the seat unit

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On ‎8‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 8:31 PM, WJSmith said:

Astro/pursang flat track bike build underway soon. Think i'm gonna go for the earlier style with a rear fender and pursang seat though rather than the seat unit

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Please tell me your not going to butcher this frontera?

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W J Smith Hi Sir The Frontera just needs Mudguards spraying to same colour as tank and will look good. 

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On 8/19/2019 at 9:20 PM, bult360 said:

Please tell me your not going to butcher this frontera?

Yeh 😂 no wont be butchered. Nothing that will not be able to be undone. All frontera parts will be kept and stored.

It needs a lot of work, found some sections that need repair on frame and engine has to come apart. 

I like them with the metal mudguards, but I want to race vintage flat track on it.

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