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Offline KennyP

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Hi
Found an old postcard and would be grateful for any information on the bike or the wicker side-car.
Registration number is LB2238 and it was taken in Worcestershire near Pershore (I think).
TIA

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 12:09:15 PM »
Easy to see itís a Triumph and Iím sure someone will identify the exact year and model.

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 01:45:08 PM »
Wow - how do you know it's a Triumph? (in words of one syllable  :-[) . Fantastic.

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 03:57:59 PM »
Petrol tank is the give-away here.

Offline chaterlea25

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 08:22:36 PM »
Hi
Forks are another giveaway identity point
Its a veteran model too, as the advance retard lever is on the side of the tank rather than on the handlebar

John

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2020, 10:38:03 PM »
Forks are another giveaway identity point
Its a veteran model too,

Indeed, as a veteran it has to be pre 1914


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and Iím sure someone will identify the exact year and model.

Rider is sitting up above the tank, so its pre 1912.
Its got mudguards, so its not a TT model.
So will have pedals for starting.
Could be the full touring model.
Belt drive with no gearbox. (might have 3 speeds in the hub, as an optional extra)

With that numberplate, someone who REALLY knows their stuff and Triumphs will probably be able to
pin it down to an exact year, and even which town and/or village it comes from as well !

For sale/sold recently.
(and I just realised this one doesn't have the ignition lever on the side of the tank ...)


« Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 11:07:29 PM by R »

Offline cardan

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 07:35:37 AM »
1911 is the only year you'll find a Triumph with the double spring on the rocking front fork (single spring from 1912-on) AND a front wheel stand (new for 1911), so 1911 it is. Nice photo.

Leon

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 05:52:24 PM »
That reg. was issued in the London area from March 1908 to April 1909.
I am referring to the reg. in the first picture. The BF reg. (no listing either) crept in after I posted.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2020, 02:33:12 PM by TGR90B »
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Offline KennyP

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2020, 06:16:45 PM »
Guys/Gals - Thank you so much for all of the information.

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2020, 05:13:52 PM »
and BF in that photo doesn't exist in my book of reg marks

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2020, 10:59:32 PM »
BF etc was for sale overseas (from Austria) so who knows where it might be.
Advertised as a 1912 model, but doesn't entirely match the 1912 catalog ?

Offline Mark M

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Re: Might not be possible to identify but grateful for any help
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2020, 12:04:15 PM »
I seem to recall "Rasselas" who used to write in The Classic Motorcycle (or maybe it was Titch Allen,) saying that the BF series came out in the 30s and many owners rejected it because BF (bloody fool) was quite a strong insult at the time? Or maybe that's a load of BS - these little bits of social history can be either rubbish or quite illuminating! Certainly the BF series was commonly used a few years back as an age related number for pre-War machines that were either victims of number plate strippers or otherwise re-registered.
REgards, Mark