-JdK- Malthe is selling his early 1929 CJ (Camshaft Junior) frame. It is in very good condition and could be used as is, if one wanted to build an early camshaft bike with patina. Or it would form the basis for a perfect early camshaft build. The CJ frame will fit a CS1 engine too. The frame number stamping is clear and crisp as the frame has never been blasted clean or re-painted. Please get in touch for more info. Asking price is 2900 Pounds.
Monday, 28 September 2020
Friday, 11 September 2020
Friday, 4 September 2020
-JdK- Dan has produced a small batch of works engine sprockets as he wanted a couple for future projects that are ongoing. He now has two left and thought that perhaps one of the site viewers maybe interested..They are 20 tooth. Please contact us when interested,
Friday, 28 August 2020
-SG- The recent posting of the smart chap in the beret with his Model 18 (France?) reminds me I have also recently received a period photo (believed from 1932) of a similar model. Mine is not as clear but it shows the front forks, handlebar layout and magdyno cover reasonably well. Note the straight pull Amal twist grip - not one of Amal's best products, in my view!
Monday, 24 August 2020
-SG- Alastair is selling his Norton. In his own words: "Norton Model 18, 1930, wonderfully patinated condition, quite a lot of original paint/finish. Huge amount spent, re-spindled/bushed forks, fully rebuilt gearbox, rear wheel seal bearing conversion with new axel, cylinder/head restored with new valves & guides, new tyres, chains, cables, rubbers, all bearings, Raysons straight through exhaust etc etc. Runs/rides but will need final minor fettling. A fast & loud machine ! £14,000. Tel 07712678905"
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Monday, 10 August 2020
-JdK- Leon has a 1928-1929 ES2 cylinder head he SOLD
wishes to sell and has provided a few photo’s. It is said to be in good condition with some welding repairs.
Sunday, 9 August 2020
-SG- We have mentioned Juris Ramba in Latvia before on the site - and a few years back, I was kindly allowed to ride his Model 25 in the annual rally he organises. We recently received the message below from him with attachments and are pleased to put them all on the site!
-Juris- I HAVE BEEN APPROACHED BY OUR LOCAL OGRE TOWN HISTORY AND ART MUSEUM TO ORGANIZE AN EXHIBITION OF FORGOTTEN ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES.
THE OPENING CEREMONY IS TO BE HELD ON 15TH AUGUST AT 13.00 HOURS AND ANY HISTORIC MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST WHO IS TRAVELING IN LATVIA IS INVITED TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION.
Sunday, 5 July 2020
-SG- I am sure American film maker Harvey Weinstein would be surprised to know his totally unacceptable behaviour had resulted in a posting on a web site devoted to motor-cycles and British ones at that! But none the less, the 'Me-Too' movement has resulted in sundry publications amongst which is a book by Kathy Newman entitled 'Blooming Brilliant Women.' This was given some publicity recently in one of the NZ Newspapers and one of the excerpts shown covered Beatrice Shilling, accompanied by the photo we already have on the web-site. Here's the relevant section of the article - it would be nice to find her Norton had survived, especially as she apparently continued using it into the fifties!
- SOLD N
orton 1932 petrol tank (2 1/4 gallon type), type for gate gear-change. Tank is in good shape, no deep rust or holes. Chromium plating is coming off in quite a few places, but solid underneath. Has a few minor dents.
Sturmey Archer 3-speed gearbox for gate-change (as standard on most 1931-1932 models and some in 1933). Gearbox is in a very good condition, no serious damages in the aluminium castings nor the internals, all threads are good. Turns freely and shifts good trough all the gears.
- Norton +/- 1940 Doll's Head gearbox, reconditioned: new bearings and bushes (main gear wheel). Top left mounting lug broken in the past but welded back on (stronger than ever). All splines and threads are good. Axial play of the main shaft has been shimmed correct. Gearshift linkage has been adjusted. Box turns freely and shifts trough all gears as it should. Ready to fit, just add oil.