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Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2017, 10:56:24 AM »
Well done! I'm pleased we didn't see you on the news.

Looking closer at the motor - oil box without a detachable cover - it's of the type used c 1920. These mostly had a 20/ prefix to the engine number. The EXU is a common suffix, and denotes three features of the motor. From 1921 the engine number would have a letter prefix like KT/N. So I'd say the motor is 1920-ish.

Good coffee?

Leon

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Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2017, 10:43:56 PM »
Don't know where chaterlea25 is located (I'm in the UK), but I have a bare Chater Lea hub in excellent condition and a Moss screw on hand change lever (may even still have the entire box). No idea what model CL the hub is for, or whether it's front or rear, but it's definitely marked up as CL. Both of no particular use to me. If interested, pm me. Stuff I'm interested in and looking for parts for: www.vinvetmotorcycle.simplesite.com
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Keith

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Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 07:56:02 PM »
Hi All
Thanks to Keith, I now am in possession of a spare Chater Lea hub and  Moss gear lever
The gear levers being alloy are prone to accident damage, I have one or two "shortened"  :( levers so glad to have a full length one spare
It goes to show how the internet and forums like this have made Worldwide communications so easy

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John

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Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2017, 08:44:36 PM »

Yes John - I was thinking of you only yesterday when I saw this photo - from Rockhampton, Queensland, on ebay Australia. Must have been a hot bed of Chater Leas!

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Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 10:19:46 PM »
Hi Leon,
Yes I had seen that photo, I have a Chater Lea "watch" on eBay
its mostly bicycle stuff that shows up but you never know??

What about those handlebars?  :o
They look really "oversize" but its hard to gauge as the CL bikes are really small in stature

John

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Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2017, 08:33:54 AM »
What about those handlebars?  :o

"The bees knees" I'd say. I'd love to step into the photo and have a chat with those two.

Leon

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Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 09:06:47 AM »
Is the figure on the left a female?

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Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2017, 05:59:07 PM »
Hi Rex,
I don't think so, look at the hands

John