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Identify these bikes! / Re: Barr and Stroud mystery bike
« Last post by john.k on May 03, 2019, 09:02:59 AM »
There was a B&S powered bike for sale about 10 years ago,IIRC,it was locally made ,and for sale on either ebay or just bikes.I think it was a 350,and the price was very high for what it was.
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British Bikes / Re: 66 Triumph T100
« Last post by Oggers on May 02, 2019, 10:53:14 AM »
I think you can still make a bit of money from a classic bike, providing one buys wisely in the first place - which clearly he didn't. It helps if you can read the obvious engine stamps! 

I am on the lookout for something to strip and restore, but thin on the ground. Perversely, basket cases are almost as much as the decent running bikes.....and yes Ian, I would like something a little different.   


 
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British Bikes / Re: 66 Triumph T100
« Last post by mini-me on May 02, 2019, 10:42:45 AM »

He has recently realised he bought a pig in a poke, and now wants to find as big a mug as he is.

We will see a lot more of this as born agains think they can make an investment out of a "classic".

There was a similar phenomenon in the early 1980s when bike prices rose dramatically  and loads of non bike types got well taken in, buying all sorts of crap for silly money as long as it  looked like a bike. "

"Investments"
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British Bikes / Re: 66 Triumph T100
« Last post by iansoady on May 02, 2019, 10:31:26 AM »
Now you can look for a proper bike!
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British Bikes / Re: 66 Triumph T100
« Last post by Oggers on May 02, 2019, 09:03:20 AM »
Update - viewed last night. Total waste of time. Frame clearly stamped T100S, engine clearly stamped 3TA, head looked like a 350 also. No spark when cranked and battery hooked up, needed paint/electrics and Lord knows what else as it didn't fire up. He was firm at 2850! - which as a decent 59 5TA just sold on Fleabay for 2800 is optimistic to say the least. 
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British Bikes / Looking for Villiers MW carb body
« Last post by kerabo on May 01, 2019, 06:58:02 PM »
I am in need of a MW brass bodied carb to for a FB Cruiser 39. 1936.
Just the body will do.
Inlet to the right with the tickler towards you and threaded fuel inlet away.
Threaded end for strainer.
Thanks
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British Bikes / Re: 66 Triumph T100
« Last post by mini-me on May 01, 2019, 02:14:05 PM »
 Offer 1500 and assume its totally fuggered and in need of a complete rebuild, which it probably is.
Regard with suspicion everything owner tells you.

Its not running because you'd hear all the horrible noises frommthe engine.
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British Bikes / Re: 66 Triumph T100
« Last post by iansoady on May 01, 2019, 12:37:44 PM »
If you could get it for say 2,000 or less it might be worth a punt. I had one for a short while but it wasn't really my cup of Assam.
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British Bikes / Re: 66 Triumph T100
« Last post by Oggers on May 01, 2019, 10:58:33 AM »
Ian

I am exactly with you there......The owner tells me he has simply given up on it. He has a modern T100 and cannot get on with the controls of the older bike, connot be bothered fixing it, basically wants rid. However, as you say if it was an easy fix, why not fix it and command a higher price....He did say it ran last summer.

Could all be genuine, could be big trouble....difficult to know without firing it up, but I quite like the look of it and the engines on these things are pretty solid I believe.

Non-matching numbers apparently.

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British Bikes / Re: 66 Triumph T100
« Last post by iansoady on May 01, 2019, 10:01:51 AM »
That could be a good price. However.....

I never understand why people put bikes up for sale with "minor" problems. Being of a suspicious turn of mind I can't see why, if all it needed was a battery, the owner wouldn't fit one and increase its sale price by 1,000 or thereabouts as it would then be a runner.

I must confess to having fallen for this sort of thing myself in the past......
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