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The numbering started at the beginning of each season and always started at leaving the first 99 for experimental use. The numbers were consecutively allocated throughout a model range so as an example all B group machines were lumped together irrespective of whether they were a B25 or B Sometimes they were despatched months earlier or later so the lettering system should just be taken as a rough guide. The model designations are as follows. The years given are all model years: Thunderbolt A65T through all years. Police Special A65P through all years. Lightning A65L through all years.
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This time; common faults and all-round advice Ian Mitchell was so inspired he bought the scrambler version. And then immediately started modifying it
Raleigh is one of the world’s oldest and best known bike brands. Established in in Nottingham England, we’re still based in our home town. Chances are that you rode a Raleigh when you were younger – and maybe you still do now. We’re renowned.
Spare some change for the BNP? Let it not be said that here at Sump we’re afraid to tackle a little controversy. In fact, we love it, especially when it comes from the British National Party; the party that everyone loves to hate—or is that hates to love? To that end, we’ve just received a press release from BNP chairman Nick Griffin complete with an attached begging bowl seeking funds.
Fifty-two year old Griffin is already a Member of the European Parliament North West England and now he’s campaigning to seize control of the London Assembly; that august body of never-do-wells who run the political machinery underpinning one of the greatest cities on earth. Only, the way Nick’s carrying on at the moment, it looks more likely that he’s gonna find himself not in the mayors seat but in jail for stirring up some serious racial hatred at a time when tensions are higher than they’ve been in a generation.
Just check out the rhetoric: Think of the shame of the Establishment, who have ignored this systematic abuse of our innocent children and even tried to jail me for speaking out about it in two gruelling trials in Leeds Crown Court in
Having formed a company the gunsmiths looked for a site on which to build their factory. Eventually the founders settled for 25 acres of ground at Small Heath, on condition that the Great Western Railway would build a station nearby. By the factory was complete standing alone in green fields, a square fortress building with towers to each corner.
Unfortunately the demand for firearms collapsed so that by the factory faced ruin and on 19th August the factory closed and remained shut for a year until a small order for guns allowed the factory to open again. In the meantime the management were exploring new possibilities. In a strange visitor came to the factory, a Mr E.
BSA acquired the Triumph marque in , and the BSA C cc four stroke was derived from the cc Triumph Tiger Cub, the BSA C15 Star was the first unit construction model and proved more reliable and economical than its predecessor, the pre-unit BSA C
You gotta hand it to Edmund King, president of the AA; when it comes to sophism, he takes some beating. In an age of Gatso cameras, road humps, urban chicanes and neighbourhood speed limits not to mention the various green issues—bogus or otherwise , it’s interesting that King is once again advocating raising the motorway speed limit. The idea, apparently, is that motorists have no respect for the poorly enforced 70mph limit, but would have oodles of support if the numbers were raised to eighty, subject to more police patrols.
With that kind of logic, you could pretty much convince us of just about anything. Except that we’ve got our thinking caps on today, and we just ain’t buying it. Not that there isn’t a case for higher velocities on British motorways. Or so we’re told. On the other hand, the idea of white van man, murderous coach drivers and the usual motoring suspects pushing the boundaries even further to around 90mph, for instance is a little worrying, especially for those of us still struggling along on sidevalves, pushrods, and ancient two-strokes.
Which is where the problem lies. There was a time when motorcycles had the advantage of cars. They could not only out-accelerate most of them, but could also hit higher top speeds than the vast majority and stay well ahead of the pack. But times have changed, and even if you’re riding a modern sports machine replete with racing leathers and wind-tunnel tested streamlined bodywork, you’re still an aerodynamic mess and faced with the intractable issue of windblast which hits two-wheelers a lot harder than it hits four wheelers.
And then there’s the issue of road grip, which has been vastly improved on modern tyres, but still leaves bikes at a disadvantage.
There was certainly an established trade in the city by the early 16th century, for in , for instance, John Leiand, a churchman, travelling through the Midlands, wrote: This street, as I remember, is called Dirty Deritend. In it dwells smiths and cutlers and there is a brooke that divides this street from Bermingham
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New Hudson motorcycles were produced from to , and from to Manufacturer of automobiles Hudson Bicycles may have been a precursor company New Hudson Cycle Co registered. It was an early primitive fitted with a De Dion engine. At that time the firm was based in Icknield Street, Birmingham, but they soon left the powered market. They listed two models of conventional design, fitted with 2.
Rights issue of new shares  The JAP engines were dropped; instead used their own 2. This and the 3. Only the two-stroke engine was listed. The inclined engines had had their heyday, enclosure was not popular and the new engines had problems. Autocycle continued until the end of the decade. Details of models In , the Ixion name re-surfaced when New Hudson failed to sell a large batch of cc sv models that had been produced to capitalize on public interest.
The BSA Round Tank had been so successful that there were, by , too many others on the market, many of which lacked the staying-power of the BSA By changing the name to Ixion, New Hudson were able to slash the price of the motorcycles in order to clear stocks.
Lot 177 – 1958 12870 Dandy 70
The museum is run by an all-volunteer staff. Unlike other automotive and motorcycle museums, the Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame focuses on people. The names and faces of the pioneers of motorcycling and their contributions are captured in photographs and biographies throughout the museum. The display of this memorabilia ensures that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the history of early American two-wheeled ingenuity and preserve its legacy.
With the new interest in antique and classic motorcycles, a worldwide demand has developed for these machines and anything associated with them. The drastic decline in the number of old bikes and memorabilia for sale is alarming.
Aug 17, · The record of km/h, 62 mph, by bicycle was beaten on 15 September by a bicycle following a motorcycle equipped with a 3-cylinder Anzani engine. On 1 November , Jean Brunier, a French.
Included in this purchase are the ownership of the Excelsior-Henderson brand name, 10 federally registered trademarks, web domains, previous motorcycle frame and engine designs as well as 18 expired patents that can only be effectively exploited by the owner of Excelsior-Henderson. For a time, they were the last men standing in the American motorcycle industry: Excelsior-Henderson, Harley-Davidson and Indian. They fought hard on the dirt tracks, race tracks, hill climbs and sales floors, and in their s heyday, the competition between the Big 3 made for the most exciting racing anyone had ever seen between the fastest and most advanced racing bikes in the world.
Sales-floor competition made each company improve its products dramatically, and by the late s, it was Excelsior-Henderson and Indian that dominated the 45 CI cc market with the Super X and Scout models. Their big models—the Henderson Four as well as the Indian Chief and Four—were admired the world over, and were in many ways the most attractive and technically interesting motorcycles built in the U.
Contact The History of the Folding Bike There have been many who have laid claim to the invention of the folding bike. Humorously, a bike manufacturer who shall remain nameless so as to not unduly embarrass them audaciously claims on their website to have produced the world’s first folding bike in Wishful thinking by their marketing department I suppose.
The truth is that the folding bike has been around for considerably longer than one might imagine and most claims of being the first are erroneous. First things first though, you can’t have a folding bike without the invention of the bicycle itself.
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Send this to a friend The BSA Dandy was a ‘no frills’ utility machine that offered basic transport for the masses. BSA’s entry into this highly competitive scooter market was over engineered to say the least with the single-cylinder, two-stroke engine forming the righthand side of the swinging arm, pivoting on the frame; no bad thing in itself, but the contact breaker points were inaccessible until the engine had been removed and the two-speed, pre-selector gearbox was an unnecessary expense on such a basic machine.
Acquired in by the present vendor, this delightful little BSA Dandy 70 was found in , in a property that had been left vacant for some 12 years and remarkably had just less than two miles on the clock. The 70cc scooter has since been completely restored and is accompanied by photographic evidence of the restoration with the odometer now reading just over two miles. The current vendor has also sought out an original dating certificate from the BSA Bantam Riders Registration for peace of mind so this is a rare opportunity to own a real piece of BSA’s history with fewer miles recorded than many of us would cover to walk to the local shops!