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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

One for JJ. (and any other enthusiast)

I was lucky enough today to call on a fellow hiker who just happened to be doing some work on a few bikes. So whilst i had the opportunity i took some pictures. Hope you like them JJ.







8 comments:

John J said...

Wonderful - those Scott Squirrels are fine machines, fine enough to have gone back to being manufactured in the 1970s by Silk Engineering in Saltaire, albeit with Spondon frames.
Looking at that belt-drive BSA, it makes you wonder how much progress we've actually made. Hardly Ablesons, I mean Harley Davidsons, now use belt drive - as do Rotax-engined BMW singles, as do other manufactures.

AlanR said...

All these are as originally built. Even the last one the NSU. There are some more to come when the covers come off. What wonderful machines and all runners too.

Dawn Linney said...

Wow, impressive, once had an Excelsior 99cc and a BSA Bantam!

Al said...

Green with envy here!...as JJ says my BMW F800s is belt final drive...final drive!! now that dates me!!

AlanR said...

Cheers Dawn, glad your impressed.

AlanR said...

I thought you might be Al. There are a few more photos to come but they are all wrapped up at the moment. Hopefully I will get to see them this weekend if the weather is reasonable.
BMW F800, nice.

Sir Hugh said...

Circa 1958 I had a 1947Triumph 500 Speed Twin with the suspension inside the rear hub - lethal. I bought it from my elder brother. I'd not ridden a bike before. I started it up in our back street, revved up and released the clutch lever without feeding it and shot straight accross the T of the residential road opposite and destroyed the wooden double gates of a neighbour - no real damage to the bike, but I learnt fairly quickly after that, but fortunately for my longevity soon became a car owner.

AlanR said...

Sounds like you were very lucky. A car seems the best option.

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