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British Bikes / Re: twin buy guide
« Last post by iansoady on Today at 04:05:54 PM »
I'd go for an A10 - a cooking Flash rather than a Rocket. They're available for reasonable money, spares are plentiful and performance not bad. The one I restored a few years back would sit at 70 mph quite happily and I thought the handling at least on a par with the Velo it replaced in my shed.

This is it:

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British Bikes / Re: Broken fin on barrel
« Last post by iansoady on Today at 04:02:46 PM »
JB weld worked very well for the (cast iron) fins on my Norton ES2. Stay in place despite getting well up to temperature. Of course you don't get the full cooling effect.

I supported it with a thin bit of alloy either side and made sure it was well held in position while it cured. I used bits of fin chopped off a scrap AJS head which gave a good shape, although I also used a bit of mild steel for a smaller repair. This pic shows the first fin in place - I let it set before doing the next one.



This is with a coat of cylinder black (which isn't as shiny as it looks):



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Autojumble / Set of 8 1930s Triumph Motorcycle Maps in a leather pouch
« Last post by dtalbot2000 on March 06, 2021, 02:13:09 PM »
Hi, found these when clearing our parents house.  Any collectors interested?   Photo files are too large to upload here but I have some images of them here and will be happy to email more.

https://twitter.com/DaveTalbot/status/1363223536060481545?s=19

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Does it say WINCO? If so, it's off a bike so rare I can't even find a photo of one. 1920-22 they say, but they didn't advertise in the Motor Cycle or exhibit at the Show.
I will try to "clean" the lever a little more. See the new picture attached with a draw of what I can see (white line) and what I think I can see (blue line)
We would all like to find a "treasure" but that should not be the case :)


The hand lever is a seperate piece. You can't be sure it is an original part of the whole mechanism. All that trademark identifies is the lever itself. It is not a good indication for who manufactured the rest.
I agree the change is well made and has all the indications of a commercial operation but I see it as an aftermarket accessory and probably nothing to do with any gearbox manufacturer. Eventually one day the information will just fall into your arms but I wouldn't let it distract me from getting the bike back on the road.

I very much appreciate the process of researching and discovering the history the story behind each piece.
I think the lever could be part of the change/kit because otherwise it wouldn't have a lever or it would have the original Sturmey Archer lever.

This bike had a different life... ehehe
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British Bikes / Re: twin buy guide
« Last post by john.k on March 06, 2021, 10:49:29 AM »
The mufflers look very like the 57 G11 CS I had ,but not the cone mega style of the earlier 500......In any case,I wouldnt buy a Matchless twin before 57 with the ally primary and the AMC box.....and certainly not a 600 or 650.......I dont like any of the Matchless twins ,super strong valve springs always caused cam and lifter failure......Get a Triumph 650 for a solid reliable bike.
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British Bikes / Re: twin buy guide
« Last post by 33d6 on March 06, 2021, 06:13:56 AM »
I agree with R. The price is too high and I would first check that both the frame number and engine number belong together from the same year. If the foundations are right then you can do a riding restoration and keep it on the road while you hunt for the correct parts.
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British Bikes / Re: Identify a gearbox from a Raleigh Model 15 248cm from 1928
« Last post by 33d6 on March 06, 2021, 06:07:12 AM »
Hi Paul,
The hand lever is a seperate piece. You can't be sure it is an original part of the whole mechanism. All that trademark identifies is the lever itself. It is not a good indication for who manufactured the rest.
I agree the change is well made and has all the indications of a commercial operation but I see it as an aftermarket accessory and probably nothing to do with any gearbox manufacturer. Eventually one day the information will just fall into your arms but I wouldn't let it distract me from getting the bike back on the road.

Cheers,
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British Bikes / Re: Identify a gearbox from a Raleigh Model 15 248cm from 1928
« Last post by cardan on March 05, 2021, 10:13:50 PM »
Does it say WINCO? If so, it's off a bike so rare I can't even find a photo of one. 1920-22 they say, but they didn't advertise in the Motor Cycle or exhibit at the Show.

Leon
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British Bikes / Re: twin buy guide
« Last post by R on March 05, 2021, 10:10:28 PM »
P.S. I'm not so sure those are BSA mufflers.
They look like AMC, but not the 'correct' ones for a G9.



That 2 piece rear mudguard can be quite tricky to find, esp in good condition ?
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British Bikes / Re: Identify a gearbox from a Raleigh Model 15 248cm from 1928
« Last post by R on March 05, 2021, 09:53:20 PM »
Fair enough.

I think that posting in Euro bikes here will get about the same readers.
Can you beadblast the lever to see if the logo comes up any clearer. ?
It looks like a little rust and corrosion has muddied the waters.
This may merely damage it further, so know when to stop !
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