The Kind Of Emails A Custom Builder Receives In His E-Mailbox

cyrilhuzemailsMaybe from time to time I will publish some emails a Custom Builder and Online Publisher  like me receives in his e-mailbox. I must say that they are extremely kind, some are quite funny, some are very weird, etc…A sweet one from a native of China visiting New-York. Still looking to complete my answers. Huh…Yes, because Custom Builders always answer all questions sent to them!…

On December 13, 2009, at 4:05 PM, Lloyd Hoo wrote: “Dear Cyril, Lloyd Hoo arriving in New York. i just read your writeup on the bmw r7. I have questions. What was the best motorcycle France made in the 20s and 30s?  Are any designed in the art deco style? If you could, give me your top 5 motorcycles of the Art Deco era, that would be great. Also, if you are living in Shanghai today, what would the top 5 current production motorcycles you would want to own and ride there? Thanks in advance for your opinions” Lloyd.

11 Responses to “The Kind Of Emails A Custom Builder Receives In His E-Mailbox”

  1. 1 Jeff Nicklus Dec 23rd, 2009 at 12:43 pm


    My question is: What was your response to Lloyd’s questions?

    Over & Out,


  2. 2 Lyle Dec 23rd, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    You mean your not getting those emails from Japan, usually in broken English, asking if you’ll sell your bike?

  3. 3 Fluke Dec 23rd, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Best French Bike of the Art Deco(ish) era? the Majestic, closely followed by the ’32/33 Dollar 750 V4.

  4. 4 David Dec 23rd, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Sounds kind of fishy to me a china man named Lloyd?

  5. 5 Brent Dec 23rd, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    David. Why? Your remark is quite dumb. Anglo Chinese people don’t exist? Maybe why he speaks english. . You must have not traveled very far outside your county.

  6. 6 fuji Dec 24th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Have Chinese friend who’s first given name is John. It has something to do with family being converted to Christianity. So go figure, not all is what it appears to be.

  7. 7 fuji Dec 25th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Give us your top 5 motorcycles of the Art Deco era, that would be great. The pressure’s on.

  8. 8 fuji Dec 25th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I just hope Mr Loyd Hoo doesn’t have any sisters.
    12:06 X-Mass day and still don’t have an intruder , where can he be

  9. 9 nicker Dec 26th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    “…where can [Santa] be…[?]”

    Undoubtedly hung up by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) or California EPA/CARB.

    Al Gore (the scientist) told-em that Cow’s & Reindeer fart too much CO2.
    Rudolph can’t pass the emission standards.


  10. 10 David Dec 28th, 2009 at 1:06 am

    I’m sorry I have never traveled outside the USA haven’t seen all of it yet. Why go somewhere else,They don’t allow to to travel freely, can’t carry firearms to protect yourself from wild Ninja’s,the food is mostly bad and you cant speak the language. Although I would travel if I were rich and didn’t have to worry with these problems!! You know my own privat jet or 200ft. Yacht. What else is there?

  11. 11 Charlie Lecach Dec 28th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    In my opinion, the best French motorcycles built from the 1920’s to the 1950’s were the Koehler-Escoffier 1000 cc V-Twins, as well as the 750 and 1000 cc Rene-Gillet V-Twins. There was even a brand called Ultima, building some 500 cc V-Twins. Nothing in common with the current Ultima engines of course. Please don’t tell me that the French were trying to copy Harley-Davidson, as even a brand like Griffon was already selling V-Twins in 1906 and perhaps even earlier. Besides V-Twins, there have been some fine 500 and 750 cc Flat Twins made by Gnôme & Rhône, and some beautiful OHV singles or twins by New Map, Clement-Gladiator, Dax, Dollar, Dresch, Magnat-Debon, Monet-Goyon, Terrot and many more. Unfortunately, none of these brands survived.
    As a personal note to David, I sincerely wish you’ll have the opportunity to travel outside US once in your life, or even more. Not just to visit Tijuana or the other side of the Canadian border, but just anything in the rest of the world. Of course, it takes a lifetime to visit all different beauties of America and from Seattle to Key West, you have some fantastic cities, people and landscapes. But some other places in the rest of the world are just sooooo different, it could enlarge your vision of life.

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