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British Bikes / Re: She's hot
« Last post by Oggers on July 04, 2022, 11:38:49 AM »
Many 30 something wimmin are all to keen to interpret simple explanation or advice as being told what to do. Invariably it is not the man being patronizing, rather the woman being deliberately over-sensitive using any excuse to take offence in order to denigrate the man. To me, it is a deeply abhorrent trait and is one of many reasons why I simply avoid such folk in these psychologically disturbed times.   
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British Bikes / Re: Dunelt and Barnstormers
« Last post by R on July 02, 2022, 11:03:31 PM »
71 and 92 series pistons are tin plated 007 thick.

What are they when they are home ?
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British Bikes / Re: Dunelt and Barnstormers
« Last post by john.k on July 01, 2022, 09:08:32 AM »
Plenty of tin plated iron pistons ..you can be sure the technolgy works .71 and 92 series pistons are tin plated 007 thick.
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British Bikes / Re: Dunelt and Barnstormers
« Last post by 33d6 on June 30, 2022, 02:38:27 PM »
I think you’ll find the opposite, Leon.
Roesch Talbot are deadly serious motors. Deeply admired and deeply serious. It’s a bit odd to have just two pistons but there are enthusiasts out there who would be proud to own them.
If you want to know about Roesch Talbot I suggest you get yourself a copy of “Georges Roesch and the Invincible Talbots” written by Anthony Blight. This being the story of a breathtaking machine being an ordinary pushrod ohv with a single carburettor that slaughtered it’s opposition.
There are very few Roesch Talbot in Australia but I learnt about those two part pistons from a very proud owner.
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Identify these bikes! / Re: Help To Identify This Bike Please
« Last post by bendy on June 30, 2022, 09:57:52 AM »
My pleasure. It's a great photo - all the better for the bike being covered with happy young men. Do you know who they are?

Leon

Unfortunately I don't know who they are. I suspect the person in the middle is my Grandad's brother, but I only remember him as a man in his 90s, so can't be sure. It is a shame we don't ask more questions when the people who can answer them are still around.
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Identify these bikes! / Re: Help To Identify This Bike Please
« Last post by Mark M on June 30, 2022, 09:46:56 AM »
Registration is apparently from Liverpool so not far from Manchester.
REgards, Mark
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Identify these bikes! / Re: Help To Identify This Bike Please
« Last post by cardan on June 30, 2022, 09:37:41 AM »
I like a vintage Sunbeam, and although I don't own one I read each issue of "Beaming" (magazine of the Marston Sunbeam Club) after my Sunbeam-owing friend finishes with it.

My reasoning here is:

Sunbeam gave up on the Druid-style side-spring fork on most models in 1931, so the bike is 1930 or earlier.
The carrier is a type that came in (I think) in 1929, which leaves us with 1929-1930, when almost all models had a saddle tank.
High exhaust pipe says OHV, so we're down to 1929-30 Model 8/80 or 9/90.
Side valances on the front guard, standard on Model 8 (350) and Model 9 (500). The sporty Models 80/90 could be ordered to any spec, but almost all would have had sporty blade mudguards.
So we're left with 1929-30 Model 8/9.

Looking again more closely, I can see the front fork damper is on the lower fork spindle. It moved to the top spindle for 1930 models, so I reckon we can say (with some confidence) 1929 Sunbeam Model 8 or Model 9. You'd need a fab photo with no legs to tell those two apart!

I can't quite see from the photo that the tank is a saddle tank, but the carrier is a strong pointer to saddle tank (1929-on). Of course it could be a 1928 flat tanker with an updated carrier!!

Cheers

Leon
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Identify these bikes! / Re: Help To Identify This Bike Please
« Last post by R on June 30, 2022, 09:17:26 AM »
And from the other side.
Obviously need to know yer vintage Sunbeams to nail it here !
Quite a bike in its day.

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Help To Identify This Bike Please
« Last post by cardan on June 30, 2022, 08:55:52 AM »
My pleasure. It's a great photo - all the better for the bike being covered with happy young men. Do you know who they are?

Leon
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Identify these bikes! / Re: Help To Identify This Bike Please
« Last post by bendy on June 30, 2022, 08:44:34 AM »
Hi Leon,

That is absolutely fantastic, thank you so much!

Bendy.
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