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Offline ungaas

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Please Identify Bike
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:30:21 AM »
Hello All,
             If possible for someone to identify the bike for a friend of mine.
The picture is of his grandparents taken in 1930 at Hampstead Heath, unfortunately no other detail available.
Regards,
Ung.

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Re: Please Identify Bike
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 09:11:11 AM »

Hi Ung,

Nice one. The bike is an early 1920s P&M (Phelon and Moore), the forerunner to the famous "Panther".

In 1921 (or so) they tried a disastrous motor with fins parallel to the ground, so I suspect this one is 1922-23. Possibly with a 4-speed gearbox rather than the earlier 2-speed-primary-chain setup. Google will provide many photos for comparison.

The bike was a few years old by 1930, which explains the non-standard paint scheme.

Cheers

Leon

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Re: Please Identify Bike
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 05:48:18 AM »

Thank you all for your input to my posting.  Mark will be extremely happy with this information as well as the link.

Kind Regards,
Ung