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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #90 on: 16.06. 2020 22:36 »
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #92 on: 17.06. 2020 12:21 »
Where to buy your bike, the latest riding gear and a very nice Shooting Star owned by my Great Uncle in the 1950s.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #93 on: 23.06. 2020 14:29 »
Long Stratton Norfolk UK

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The building on the right, shows Dutch influence. The drainage of East Anglia in the 17th century was engineered by Dutch experts and their influence shows in some older buildings.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #95 on: 23.06. 2020 15:43 »
With that gear ratio it either does 500rpm or 500mph!
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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #97 on: 23.06. 2020 15:46 »
With that gear ratio it either does 500rpm or 500mph!
It looks approx a 50% reduction. Tiny fuel tank. I guess that engine would not rev very fast. Maybe the bike is a pacer for cyclists.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #98 on: 23.06. 2020 15:48 »
Glenn Curtiss and his V8 motorcycle with which he broke the world record of the fastest vehicle on earth (1907)

From Wikipedia:
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On January 24, 1907, Curtiss set an unofficial world record of 136.36 miles per hour (219.45 km/h), on a 40 horsepower (30 kW) 269 cu in (4,410 cc) V-8-powered motorcycle of his own design and construction in Ormond Beach, Florida. The air-cooled F-head engine was intended for use in aircraft. He remained "the fastest man in the world", the title the newspapers gave him, until 1911, and his motorcycle record was not broken until 1930. This motorcycle is now in the Smithsonian Institution. Curtiss's success at racing strengthened his reputation as a leading maker of high-performance motorcycles and engines.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
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« Reply #102 on: 24.06. 2020 11:54 »
Apologies if I'm duplicating.  *eek*

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #103 on: 24.06. 2020 12:25 »
Two adverts from 97 years ago.

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Re: Images of old stuff!
« Reply #104 on: 24.06. 2020 17:47 »
Bishop's garage, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge, Kent.