Thanks for the pictures Kev lad they are very good and up to your normal standard, brilliant. Was Graham trying to buy that three wheeler by any chance, I think that would suit him quite well, I can just see him rolling up to the Half moon & Seven Stars on that or the Red Lion, ha, ha, Shaun would have a field day.
Kev, again many thanks for the great photographic record. It was great to meet you, Graham, Grandad and all the BritBike gang. Was that a picture of Graham actually buying me a drink? (Yes folks, its true, Graham bought me a drink! I had to lie down from the shock and so did he! The paramedics were called and injected a strong dose of £5 notes into his wallet and he quickly recovered!). Cheers Graham! A cracking day out and no cheese!
mike Member #: 147 1960 T120 Bonneville 1999 H*%^a VFR 800 FI V4 Triton Project (still keeping me sane (Ha-Ha!))
Tank might have been off a Brough Sup., twin fillers, chromed/nickled finish. Just a guess, been 33 years since I was within touching distance of one. Thanks for the pics, Kev, lets us know what we are missing over here, though some of the prices lokked scarey to me, but then the last new bike I bought cost me about $1200.00!
Rocket Goldstars , like Goldstars, go for top money now Mike, it is still possible to pick up a classic for not too much money, look at that nice James trials machine, £650 seems like a good deal to me.
Of particular interest to me is the 1936 circa Aero Douglas since I own one inherited from my late brother (still stored in the UK at HarryKUK's place).
600sv fore an'aft flat twin. Hand-shift 4-speed gearbox with outside flywheel clutch. Top speed 55mph or so but lots of torque. Strange bike but nice and smooth. Used to like riding it with sidecar attached.
Photos of mine with and without sidecar (taken in the mid-60's):
karl lad,that unusual bike could be a DKW deemster? built in the sixtys to try and be like a vespa or lambretta. In fact karl,i just looked it up and for all the anoraks it is in fact a DMW police deemster!