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Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:15 am
by isanders
Photo was taken between 1914 and 1917.
Syds Bike.jpg


Many thanks

Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:54 pm
by Welsh Wizard
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

Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:29 am
by Stuart SS
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 .

Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:13 am
by Welsh Wizard
Thought that at first
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/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/[email protected]/4138804245/

Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:11 am
by MOUSE
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?

Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:21 am
by Stuart SS
I am still putting my Lotto money on the BSA 1911 ~ :501 :158

Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:21 am
by McSnotty
Try Bradbury about 1912. Have a look at http://website.lineone.net/~bradbury1852/bradburymc.htm. Regards McSnotty.

Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:34 am
by Stuart SS
Hey Mc Snotty

Thanks for your input..

How about introducing yourself ~ all welcome here ~ (cept spammers of course..:158 monkey )

Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:28 pm
by Gravesone
I was thinking it could be a Rudge but,

Try Bradbury about 1912.

:69

Looks good to me. :68

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Re: Can anyone identify this bike

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:15 pm
by Welsh Wizard
Looks good to me as well