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Identify these bikes! / Re: Great Uncle Ben's 1920's bike...any ideas?
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:02:04 AM »
Hello Jim,
at Uncle Benīs bike on photo above it is quite hard for me to see much details about frame shape.
Your shown frame seems also a bit older than 1927th frame style of New Hudson, like shown above from catalogue.
And it looks also different in details.
I donīt think that all New Hudson frames look identical.
Of course, it could be also another make than New Hudson. It was just an idea that it could be an New Hudson.


Identify these bikes! / Re: Great Uncle Ben's 1920's bike...any ideas?
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:47:04 PM »
see New Hudson from 1927 catalogue for comparison:

Identify these bikes! / Re: Great Uncle Ben's 1920's bike...any ideas?
« on: August 16, 2018, 06:33:33 PM »
Front end (fork, brake, tank, etc.) looks somehow like New Hudson of about 1927.
That would match with registration info also, if new Hudson would be the chassis.
Maybe a customized New Hudson with Calthorpe engine ?


Identify these bikes! / Re: Barr and Stroud mystery bike
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:33:03 PM »
Frame and overall style looks like a OEC of about 1926 to me.


Identify these bikes! / Re: Bike ID Please
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:55:21 PM »
Hi Leon,
about the date I am also not that certain.
I have taken my assumption based on a 1929 sales catalogue from CE.
The same model from 1930th catalogue (Model F55) was shown with a different gear change lever type and a different exhaust already.

Additionally I have seen some pics of the same bike with several different year date on the plate,
also one with "CH-1929" on.
About the 1927 I am not so sure as well. Just have seen one pic with "CE-1927" on the plate,
but tank colouring seems to be a bit different on that pic.

You can find such pics on ebay from time to time.
Like this:

Best regards,

Identify these bikes! / Re: Bike ID Please
« on: October 07, 2017, 11:06:45 PM »
seems to be a Coventry-Eagle "Flying 500" Model E55 (1929), but most likely earlier (probably 1927), with JAP double-port engine.

Photoprapher is Charles Howell (-> CH), Official Photographer, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool.
It is no official registration plate, but showing the photographerīs initials and year when photo was taken, like Rex already mentioned correctly.


The bike is most likely owned by the photographer.
I have seen some other photos with the same bike before.
But I am not clear what make the bike is.


Hello Nick,

seems to be an Alcyon type 18.
Maybe this site can show you some more info:

Engine seems to be a Zurcher Type AS3.

Armor was bought by Alcyon company and I assume they have offered same types (maybe with slightly different configuration) with the two brand names after that for a while.

Best regards

Identify these bikes! / Re: Is this a 1936 Triumph Tiger 70
« on: October 05, 2016, 08:38:13 PM »
Hi Leon,

why should it be a Tiger?
Could be also another Triumph model.
Maybe one on this page:


Identify these bikes! / Re: Neighbour's bike from 1920's or so
« on: September 03, 2016, 06:00:14 PM »
it looks like a Rudge Whitworth Model Standard of around 1926/27.


Identify these bikes! / Re: Identification?
« on: July 06, 2016, 06:06:23 PM »
Even the question came up long time ago, maybe somebody is still interested...

This is a Warren-Villiers.

Also MT from Austria used the Pullman Villiers (but was an identical Francis Barnett with MT logo),
La Mondiale in France as well
and also N.S.H, from Germany used the Pullman Villiers engine.


Identify these bikes! / Re: Help! Trying to identify 30's Bike
« on: July 05, 2016, 08:38:45 PM »
It looks more to be a Triumph ND:
or a similar Triumph model (WL, etc.)


Identify these bikes! / Re: Help with this one?
« on: October 02, 2013, 05:28:36 PM »
there is at least a section of the part list shown here:
and some detailed views shown here:


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