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by srob
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: ID for Dad's 1930s machine please
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Re: ID for Dad's 1930s machine please

I think it looks like an OK Supreme. They had the horizontal frame tube to the rear wheel and a similar looking tank badge.
by srob
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: motorcycle sale
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: motorcycle sale

Be interesting to see what the April Stafford Show's Broughs bring. I can't decide whether the four will go for more or less than an equivalent condition SS100. On the one hand there's no doubt that the 100 is the 'poster boy', but then the four has rarity on its side. I can half see it going for an...
by srob
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: Old Bike Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 5128

Re: Old Bike Collection

There's a Williamson in the lower photo. Very rare bikes (think I read recently around a dozen in the world?) and very interesting.

Chap brings one along to many of our local pre-31 runs, and there's usually one on the Irish Rally too.
by srob
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: BSA Bantam
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: BSA Bantam

Yeah, got a 67 D10 Sport with 7k miles on it from new :) It's what I learned to ride on around the old man's garden when I was a kid. And bump starting as the splines in the kickstart had gone, which has served me well in later life with the the older knackers! In fact Anne's fallen in love with D1 ...
by srob
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: BSA Bantam
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: BSA Bantam

We've got a D10 Sports and it's very thin. Can put a tape across the bars when that shed's next open if you like!
by srob
Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: Atlas motorbike
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

Re: Atlas motorbike

My suggestion would be to fire a letter or email off to the Classic Motorcycle. They often do a feature on obscure marques in their "You Were Asking" feature.

If Richard Rosenthal can't find out, I doubt anyone can :)
by srob
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: Where to find mudguards to fit a 20" frontwheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: Where to find mudguards to fit a 20" frontwheel?

Seem to remember the VMCC shop used to sell blade type mudguards. Maybe they're worth a try?
by srob
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

Re: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES

No worries mate, I'll do a bit more digging if you like.

As you say it's an early one as it still has cycle style stirrup brakes on the front. There were so many motorcycle manufacturers in those days that it may be some obscure make, but at the moment I reckon James is the favourite possibility :)
by srob
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

Re: WHAT MAKE ARE THESE BIKES

I wonder, could the top one be a James?
by srob
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: No Tax (Disc)
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

Re: No Tax (Disc)

Just to add to the above, I posted the same links on another forum I'm on, and several people gave very good reviews of the second link (the £7 one) so I'll be ordering some from him soon I think :)