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Identify these bikes! / Re: Can anyone ID this 1920's 30's bike ?
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:37:20 PM »
Hi, Thanks for all the help with this. Looks like its all sorted as a 1929 excelsior. I will see about getting a copy of photo for you. Do you want a actual photo ? not got one of those done for a long time. I guess you have to send the original someplace or do you just want me to take the best quality photo of the original on my phone or Ipad and email it to you ? Cheers Jon 

The Classic Biker Bar / Help needed with engine displacement size ??
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:23:46 PM »
Hi, can someone confirm I have got this calculation using a online displacement calculator right. I bought a old 30s bike some years ago with a incorrect for bike engine in but still have not managed to ID the make of engine or the size. I was told by last owner they thought it was a 250 and also they thought it was a Villiers 250R. I have discounted that. it is a 2 stroke twin port combined barrel and head. Anyway I today pulled the engine out as wanted to get damaged fins repaired and a hole by one of the screw on exhaust outlets fixed. I have measured the bore at 68.5mm and the piston from its very bottom of stroke to very top of stroke travels 75mm. According to the online calculator I used it is a 276cc ? Have i got this right ? I was very sceptical about it even being a 250cc as it looks a quite small engine. With the angled top on the piston does this have any bearing.
  Cheers Jon

Identify these bikes! / Re: Can anyone ID this 1920's 30's bike ?
« on: February 10, 2019, 10:12:56 PM »
Thanks sprocket, I think from looking you have nailed it. I did think maybe a Excelsior only because I have a old Excelsior Autobyk and it seems these were also only done in a black and white. As for the reg No, I have no idea how old reg No were worked outs so as said it looks like sometime between 27 and 31 and if the Excelsior was around 29 then the photo must be then or sometime after that. As long as its not 1927 then thats OK with me.  Cheers, Jon

Identify these bikes! / Can anyone ID this 1920's 30's bike ?
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:42:04 PM »
hi, Can anyone ID this old bike from this photograph. The photo shows a friends Grandmother and they say it was taken in 1927 But I know where the photo was taken and I am sure the houses behind were not built to around 1932 so if the bike is post 1927 I am probably correct and they owe me a fiver :) Also would be good to let them know what my friends Grandfather was riding back then.
              Cheers, Jon

British Bikes / Re: Is a Sunbeam S8 capable of cruising at 57mph?
« on: February 08, 2019, 03:46:12 PM »
33d6 Ugly ? The S7 is one of the most stunning British bikes built and its not just owners who think this is the majority of anyone who sees one be they a bike rider or not. Yes I am biased as I own one and out of all my bikes it is the one I will always keep. Yes you can maintain 60+ quite easy for long periods, I have traveled to london and back from Frome a few times on M4 and M3 at 70 and a bit more with no problems and also from my home to the Lake district 2 up again with some motorway driving. I would agree with mini me in that motorway driving is really not safe and will plan my next trips on any of my bikes to avoid motorways if possible but should I end up on one then I have no fears about not keeping up with the traffic. A S8 if properly maintained will be as fast and maybe even a better riding experience than my S7 but sadly it does not have quite the look and style of a S7 so I will not buy one myself but if you want one just maintain it and enjoy it. 

Identify these bikes! / Re: ID this fuel tank ?
« on: October 11, 2018, 12:33:48 PM »
Oddly, I am not that far from Salisbury :) Well done looking at the bike you mentioned once again you have solved the case. I would say though the Commie comment was a bit uncalled for, even though it may be from a bike you or indeed I would not want to own some people do. It is a very well made and solid tank and if anything made from thicker metal than it really needs to be and is in far better order than I would suspect a british tank would be from this time if just kept in a damp shed. Still at least now I know what it is I will be able to sleep at nights :)  cheers, Jon   

Identify these bikes! / Re: ID this fuel tank ?
« on: October 10, 2018, 09:46:52 PM »
I have some photos so hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me can crack this case. I have searched hundreds of online photos of bikes, tanks and even knee pad shapes but it has beaten me :( Any ideas ?

Identify these bikes! / ID this fuel tank ?
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:12:22 PM »
Hi guys, not much to go on with this I am afraid but maybe someone will know. Just got back from local auction viewing. One lot has a lot of vintage bike parts and a really nice fuel tank. Sadly I did not have camera or phone with me. The tank is missing the emblems but they would clip on. has knee pads and around the bottom edge is a fitted rubber beading that would be factory. I would think its 50's or 60's ? The other thing that may help is the fuel filler cap that looks original to the tank has what I think is a Hare running on. Any ideas ? I would think all the old bike parts that are with it come from the same bike.
 Cheers, Jon

Identify these bikes! / Re: Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 25, 2018, 06:41:28 PM »
A bit of a update on this frame. I have now sold it so thanks to all and mainly Leon for helping with the ID of the frame. It was actually the Zedel ? engine bike and not the Buchet engined version. The frames were made in the factory different and the Buchet ones did not have the lower cross bar. I think the buyer also mentioned that the rear engine lug was at a slightly different angle on the Buchet versions. The photos Leon added were actually of the person who has now bought the frame very own bike, it seems he has many and only collects pre 1910 bikes and cars. He paid me what I would think was a very good price and really I could buy a complete but modest running 50's classic of around 350cc quite easily for what this frame raised. My wife thinks they must be mad but I am not complaining :)  And so should Leon and I ever meet up I owe you quite a few drinks ;) 
                   Best regards, Jon 

I have a Rudge rapid 250 engine down in my stock has a mag and good spark and looks to me ready to go, also have a gear box. Been keeping for a project, If of interest let me know or I would not mind the frame :)
       Cheers, Jon

Identify these bikes! / Re: Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 18, 2018, 03:29:15 PM »
Holy cow, how do you do it :) I think one again you have it spot on. I see what you mean about the frame on the bike shown as I would think it would of been unusual to not of had a lower frame rail at that time. Thanks leon for all you help. Now to see if I can find someone that this will appeal to as I do not think I have patience to try and find parts to make a bike like that. It would probably take a lifetime if it could be done.
       Kind regards, Jon

Identify these bikes! / Re: Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:03:15 AM »
Hi Leon, The engine lugs are a bit over 1.5" across and probably closer to 40mm incase having a metric size for continental bikes. The space between the front engine lug and the closest rear part of the engine fitting lug is 160. The steering lug parts are 40mm OD on fork bearing parts. The front engine lug has a small fin on the front facing side that is a neat touch, unsure if it really adds to aerodynamics but looks nice :)
           Cheers, Jon   

Identify these bikes! / Re: Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:40:36 AM »
Just a thought. As to me it looks quite long could it of fitted a small V twin ? Looking at some photos of a Sarolea that looks close though never seen one in the flesh and can't see lower fram engine mount lugs.

Identify these bikes! / Re: Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:22:28 PM »
Hi, I have been over the frame with a magnifying glass :) and can find no other numbers on any part. The only slight clue is that it has the nicest and most unusual grease nipple I have seen. It is nickle plated and has a cover that folds out the way, its held in place with a pin. Have looked at hundreds of grease nipples on Google but have not found one like this. What away to spend a early evening :)


Identify these bikes! / Re: Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:19:27 AM »
Hi Leon and others, I will have a real close check over of the lower main lug to see if i can find any marking maybe filled with paint. It does to me look a quite long frame and as you said I think it looks lovely. So much so that I have it in my living room at home. Much better to look at than the wifes china pots :)
It is though probably not for me as a bit to old, I like post 30's to 60's so will probably move it on though would love to know what it is first. You managed to get to the bottom of the odd set of Newmount / Zundapp forks I have so hopefully you or one of the others can crack this case as well :)
          Cheers, Jon   

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