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Can anyone identify this bike

Postby isanders » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:15 am

Photo was taken between 1914 and 1917.
Syds Bike.jpg


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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby Welsh Wizard » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:54 pm

Not sure but engine looks like the same type fitted to early BSA, but rest of the bike don't match, thought it might be aan FN but can't find a model match, do you have any ideas from where you go the Photo from
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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby Stuart SS » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:29 am

Greg / isanders

It looks like a 1913 BSA two speed with belt drive as referenced in my (Roy bacon ) BSA book ~

That model did not have the front brake rotor ~ the other 1913 model had a chain driven with enclosed casing and also driven by the 3 1/2 HP single donkey .
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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby Welsh Wizard » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:13 am

Thought that at first
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42888507@N06/3949766581/
but that gave me a clue
so I looked at the 1911 Model B
and the drive is on the same side as the photo posted. so I am pumping for the Model B with side car from around 1911 also the tank shape matches see below
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42888507@N06/4138804245/
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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby MOUSE » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:11 am

Phew , I got sick of looking web images and kept getting side tracked.

I 'm with you on the 1911 due to the shape of the tank WW.
Was thinking Tri but the tank rear is sharp.
http://www.barnstormers.co.nz/wp-conten ... umph-2.JPG

Still the paint is different in the pic supplied, motor does look more BSA as stated.

Perhaps give Barnstormers an email they may be able to help with i.d?
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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby Stuart SS » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:21 am

I am still putting my Lotto money on the BSA 1911 ~ :501 :158
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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby McSnotty » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:21 am

Try Bradbury about 1912. Have a look at http://website.lineone.net/~bradbury1852/bradburymc.htm. Regards McSnotty.
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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby Stuart SS » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:34 am

Hey Mc Snotty

Thanks for your input..

How about introducing yourself ~ all welcome here ~ (cept spammers of course..:158 monkey )
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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby Gravesone » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:28 pm

I was thinking it could be a Rudge but,

Try Bradbury about 1912.

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Looks good to me. :68

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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

Postby Welsh Wizard » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:15 pm

Looks good to me as well
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