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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #60 on: 02.06. 2020 19:21 »
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #61 on: 03.06. 2020 09:59 »
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just like mine  *smile*
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #62 on: 03.06. 2020 11:16 »
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just like mine  *smile*

By my reconning, you have 2 BSA's, a Norton and a Triumph. Are you going to try to get the whole set? What next, a Vincent?
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #63 on: 03.06. 2020 15:19 »
Hi GB
I wanted to buy a Suzuiki GT550 as it was different (a 2 stroke), I think they look pretty  and I rode my friends in my youth.
My eldest son who rides my bikes as well said NO, I needed a theme and so we talked about it and came up with one of each makes parallel twins preferable the ‘original’ 500cc versions. So I now have 3. Have to get an Enfield Meteor minor, AJS model 20 or Matchless G9 (both the same) and an Ariel KH, oh yes and a bigger garage  *smile*
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #64 on: 04.06. 2020 11:11 »
Daimler. A BSA company.
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #65 on: 04.06. 2020 12:06 »
Leaving it to your imagination: an A7/A10 Forum group photo.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #66 on: 04.06. 2020 13:01 »
That would be a LOT of gray! *eek*
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #67 on: 04.06. 2020 16:16 »
That would be a LOT of gray! *eek*

50 Shades?
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #68 on: 04.06. 2020 18:50 »
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #69 on: 04.06. 2020 21:02 »
The days before everybody and his dog / cat had a phone. Imaging calling "is that Australia? I'd like 8347 please. And you'd get through. My 'landline' (as it's called nowadays) was originally 17.
You simply asked the operator for the number you wanted and were put through or, if the operator knew the person called was out, would invariably tell you that Mrs Brown had gone shopping and would be back in the hour. Shall I ask her to call you when she returns? The days when you knew your neighbours and service was willingly given.
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #70 on: 06.06. 2020 12:04 »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/06/05/sarah-gibson-dispatch-rider-one-fighting-wellses-lauded-war/
Couple of good period pix of female DR who just died. In the Daily Telegraph for 6 June. Can't seem to copy and glue 'em here, but an interesting read. One of 9 children of the Bedford brewery magnate (Charles Wells), all or most of whom whom served in WW2, several brothers being killed in Navy, Air Force and Army.
Not sure if the link above will work, but anyway. May be of interest to some on here.
Personally, I really ike those kinds of lives remembered - gutsy woman by any standards! And good quality pictures too.
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #71 on: 06.06. 2020 16:10 »
Pictures for Groily
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #72 on: 06.06. 2020 17:11 »
Yurrastar Neil!
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #73 on: 07.06. 2020 10:08 »
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #74 on: 07.06. 2020 10:41 »
Pity the BSA Twin was not in the main line up, it's there in the background. Assume it's a Super Flash. Maybe too heavy for the gal on the Bantam. Matchless is an early swing arm version, so pic from around '55? Earlier models were rigid frame, tele forks.

 Bike parked behind the Flash, half in view, could almost pass as a modern rice burner factory custom.

 At least one imported motorcycle has marked its territory, on the paving in front of the line up. The strapline on the Valvolene ad could be the answer to wet sumping, but as always, you can't believe that claim.

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