It's number one, but it's by no means the first
We have many (many) things to thank Mr. Cunningham for (as a Klein and 'Dale fan I should especially) but it doesn't have many of the features we're appreciating (low tt for example)
It's hideously put together (the year has nowt to do with this, I guess Mr. C was a designer more than a welder, which is fair enough), but it's still together so what's the complaint really?
Dr.S and LGF were verging on friendly somewhere back there, I swear I saw it!
So perhaps despite being #1 it perhaps isn't the best showcase of his work?
Definitely a piece of history, but then history has many pieces. I really like the Goodwood reference above, totally agree and would love to see this getting used and perhaps not treated with quite such awe, just appreciated as a step (perhaps also a giant leap) in our history and enjoyed as it was intended.
Know lots more about Cunninghams now, never liked them on face value as bikes
but at least I appreciate the man and what he did a bit more now
Okay, my tuppeneth added, most enjoyable thread, thanks to all