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I always thought the two tone brown was very smart,my z22c had a chrome tank to add to its looks.

Motobecane fourstrokes were good little bikes, even the little 125cc sidevalves did sterling work.
Congratulations on your past commitments! and I wish you good health for all these years to come.
It is true that many Motobecane were black was a time then brown (light and dark). In the 50s and 60s, it was more like "Putty". But in the 20s and 30s there were beautiful shimmering colors embellished with chrome for the 250, 350 and 500 tumbled. Hoping to have answered your questions, I will make photos on June 22 and 23 and post them for you on this site. Best regards
The Classic Biker Bar / Re: 24th international meeting of Motobécane Club de France
« Last post by Rex on April 20, 2019, 09:39:04 AM »
Used to do the Rallye Internationale at Luc sur Mer every year until health reasons stopped me for a couple of years. Always enjoyed it though.
Are all those Motobecanes etc painted dark brown and beige though? Always seems so.
 8) Preparations are going well, news is coming from everywhere and I can not resist the pleasure of presenting to you "the Côtes d'Armor brigade", ready to join us.
Thank you Hervé for the photo and I see that the good weather was at the RV for this spring scrub ..... Looking forward to meeting with your friends ....

British Bikes / Re: Excelsior Universal 125cc - Rear Plunger
« Last post by iansoady on April 17, 2019, 10:40:58 AM »
If it was double diameter then the seat would tend to move on either bump or rebound (depending which side was which). A thread sounds likely, or even a pin through a collar?

I am 90% sure that replacements can be made and I have PM'd the OP with the email of the chap who made a very good job of mine. Let's face it, a 1950s Excelsior would have been made as cheaply as possible so there are unlikely to be fancy solutions in there.
British Bikes / Re: Boyer Ignition for 750 Enfield Interceptor
« Last post by jfcroni on April 17, 2019, 03:25:13 AM »
Thanks All!
British Bikes / Re: Excelsior Universal 125cc - Rear Plunger
« Last post by john.k on April 17, 2019, 02:03:56 AM »
the picture of the dismantled frame is in Sheldons a 1954 Excelsior Universal..............looking at the pic,I suspect the spring seat is threaded to the rod,and possibly there is a locknut.................however ,from a constructional point of view ,it would be also possible to make the rod two diameter ,and have the spring seat retained by the step between the two diameters......this method needs no thread,but has certain disadvantages...............summing up the evidence..........i would expect the central rod is "jumped up" and the increased diameter threaded for the spring seat.......the spring seat is clearly visible as a discrete unit ,secured to the central rod .
British Bikes / Re: Dunelt T S/A facecam
« Last post by R on April 17, 2019, 12:55:52 AM »

I have seen that engine photo in internet, and think its in museum in UK.

Indeed, it was just a random pic off the internet, for an example.

I've heard the one locally here was sold off a while back,
and there were no large spares. I'll see if can find where it went.

There must have been a spares list of some sort, alough it might be tough to track down if there were few engines sold.
Being illustrated is probably being hopeful !
Tried the VMCC ?
British Bikes / Re: Excelsior Universal 125cc - Rear Plunger
« Last post by R on April 17, 2019, 12:50:46 AM »
Ian was talking about the centre rods for Nortons.

You likely will have to get excelsior ones made up, although they are nothing particularly fancy. ?
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