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    Default Vintage Motorcycles, London-Brighton run

    A bit of nostalgia of vintage two wheelers of a time long gone.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320480

    John

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    Noice, thanks for the contribution.

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    cool gents, cool outfits, cool bikes. thanks for that.

    cheers

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    John,
    Wonderfull pictures and all the old geysers, hang on, some/most would be my age.
    Graelin, what do you make of the "pudding basin" helmets? The traffic authorities would have a fit here!
    The last part shot of, I presume a Peugeot bike?

    The bloke on the white tyred Harley with his coat-tails flying reminded me of a rather coarse expression about the "flaps on a larrikins overcoat!

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    I wonder if one of them chappies is our own Catshamlet??

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    Ohhhh no.

    I'm unstable enough on four wheels, even though they don't all point in quite the right direction.

    Anyway, they're nasty smelly noisy things, unreliable and dangerous. And that's just the riders.



    Mike.
    Started out with nothing, still got most of it left.

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    John,

    Bloody brilliant!! Many thanks.

    My last vet bike was a 1911 Triumph (dual suspension? spring) sold a few years ago. Your collection of photos has shown many bikes that are now almost forgotten. It has made my day complete just browsing.

    Onya, mate,

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    fento

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    I sold my 1905 Peugeot Moto to Geoff N. in Canberra nearly 10 years ago. Some may remember it at an 03 get together towed behind our 2-tone grey 1950 203.
    The bike was a 500cc single, 3 1/2 hp, atmosphere inlet and mechanical exhaut valves, pedal to start and would cruise comfortably at between 50 and 80 kph depending on how brave you were. Brakes were non-existent above walking pace until we fitted a friction brake inside the belt 'wheel' on the back wheel from a Rudge Multi. The brake pedal was the screw on bit of a 203 accelerator pedal.
    Geoff has had problems finding metric tyres to fit after one blew out so is building wheels, with the right number of spokes, for the hubs with an imperial measurement rim to fit currently available beaded edge tyres and it should be back up and running again in the not too distant future.
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