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British Bikes / 1920s cone hubs
« on: October 19, 2018, 09:09:42 PM »
My project bike, a 1922 Watney, has cycle type cup and cone hubs.  I have never seen a cycle without locknuts but these seem not to have such things. The rear might just have them missing but the front most definitely just stays locked by doing up the wheel nuts in the fork.  Anyone reckon I should be looking for rear locknuts? I do need spacers on the rear axle so there is room for lock nuts.

Wanted Bikes / Enfield trials or something close
« on: March 13, 2017, 07:57:37 AM »
Probably ideally a modern Enfield (the electric start version) with some form of trials type conversion. Doesn't need to be competitive as its for dead easy green laning/commuting.
Might consider something of this nature but another UK manufacturer. Old is fine.
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British Bikes / Watney m/c
« on: May 18, 2016, 07:53:20 PM »
Hello. New to elderly motorcycles so I thought I would start here.
I have acquired a Watney.

Built just down the road. Its the bike in the pic, obtained from a close friend whose father had it for decades before he died. I have all that you can see except the rear rim and the front number plate has been cleaned off . grrrr. It is in big lumps plus some extras eg tank, lighting etc.
Where do I start?
 Can't find a frame number and the number on the engine, it's a Blackburne, that I have found looks wrong. DB329. Number on the Burman box is E17 5 or 8 9 . Both turn over and feel fine. 
I am hoping that some film of it running turns up with the reg number visible and identifiable people etc. Just may help getting it registered. I am assuming that a log book is long lost.
Expect this to be long winded unless someone points me to a better place !
Cheers, Matt

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