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Title: Old news cutting
Post by: RoyC on 21.03. 2018 09:50
This is for sale on ebay.
I copied it and printed it off for myself.
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: LynnLegend on 21.03. 2018 09:59
"... without any trace of juddering or vibration..." If only, 50mph in top makes my hands itch!
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: Angus on 21.03. 2018 10:45
... safe and efficient stopping power  *smile* *lol* *surpr* *pull hair out*
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: RoyC on 21.03. 2018 10:52
... safe and efficient stopping power  *smile* *lol* *surpr* *pull hair out*
I suppose it may have been in 1960.
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: Greybeard on 21.03. 2018 11:01
... safe and efficient stopping power  *smile* *lol* *surpr* *pull hair out*
I suppose it may have been in 1960.
Indeed; my father's Ford Consul, new in 1958 was only good for a top speed of 70mph. There were not many vehicles that could top 100 back then. It's just as well as most were using cross-ply tyres.

The 8" half width anchors on my Plunger are really pretty good, at least, for the way I ride.
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: Rex on 21.03. 2018 11:05
Indeed, and it all relative.
The tester praising the brakes may have commuted on a pre-war light-weight with one of those 5" pressed tin front brake drums... ;)
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: RichardL on 21.03. 2018 11:27
Just took a quick glance. Will read the whole thing later, but caught one thing that I thought particulary quaint : 3 GBP extra if you wanted the fully-enclosed chain case. I know, I know, matched to the 249 for the whole bike it amounted to a real expense at time. Still, amusing to me.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: Topdad on 21.03. 2018 12:06
Hi Richard, BSA/TRi group policy was every thing was an extra  ,enc rearchaincase ,dual seat (on some models ) and pillion pegs  and tacho all extras even on a bonnie , there sales order form had a complete section for extras .Even in the sixties you were only adding  a few pounds for each item but when added up made a difference . It helped there advertising, price wise, as they only quoted the basic price in the adverts making the bikes more competitive. Cheers Bob
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: jachenbach on 21.03. 2018 13:40
90 miles per gallon at 45mph? Imperial gallon, I presume, but who can ride a bike over 50cc at only 45mph long enough to test that? Guess it depends on the road.
Title: Re: Old news cutting
Post by: RoyC on 21.03. 2018 13:46

Guess it depends on the road.
And how many potholes.
Mind you, in those days road tax was used for the building and upkeep of roads.