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Offline Rhankin

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Help identifying bike frame
« on: December 14, 2017, 09:43:33 PM »
Hey guys,

Was wondering if anyone could help me identify this bike frame. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Help identifying bike frame
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 10:53:01 PM »

Nice frame, rotten photos! I think you'll find it's one of the road-going cammy Velocettes from the 1930s: http://www.velocetteowners.com/catalogues/cataloges/1930s_cat.html

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Re: Help identifying bike frame
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 11:14:55 PM »
For future reference the frame number is usually helpful in identification as well. Very few motorcycles were built without a frame number, Indian spring to mind here, but usually some person or club can accurately identify and date a frame by the number alone
You also need to remember authorities want a clear frame number before they will provide the necessary papers to get the thing back on the road.
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Re: Help identifying bike frame
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 01:12:09 PM »
Cheers guys. I do have a number but up to now, Iíve been unable to find any information on it. Iím not sure if itís a frame number or something else. Hopefully Iíll be able to research a bit about velocette and find out what it is. Really appreciate.

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Re: Help identifying bike frame
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 09:47:57 PM »

Velo frame numbers are reasonably well known - happy to look it up if you like, but I can't do it if I don't know it. 95% of British frame numbers are stamped on the seat lug or the steering head.

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Re: Help identifying bike frame
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 10:05:12 PM »

https://www.yesterdays.nl/product/velocette-1930-kss-350cc-1-cyl-ohc-2603/

Interesting to compare lugs, and even the battery platform. Not sure how long the twin front down tubes lasted - maybe 1933-4 or so.

Best for Christmas,

Leon