My old Bikes

Craypot

Ol'Timer
Aug 31, 2005
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Dave, I know this is not what this forum is about but I was looking through some photos I have available of my old bikes and felt like sharing. So WTF here are some of my old and new bikes.

These are my old brit bikes I sold a couple of years ago.

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That thare is a Levis Popular of around 1921

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That is an AJS 350 side valve of c1930 vintage. A beautiful bike.

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A 2002 Bonneville turned into a Cafe Racer before the Thruxton.

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My first barn find. A 1964 G12 Matchless I found and restored. It was an ex Australian Police bike.

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Oh and thats RH's first Chinese bike.. Ho Hum.. What can i say.
 

rhiekel

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Feb 23, 2003
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Hey are you ragging on my Chinese bike ??? Have to admit my bike is in some pretty sharp company there !!
 

Peter Hooper

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Aug 3, 2004
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I always had a soft spot for the Matchless with their little rubber knee pads although unfortunately never owned one. A friend owned a single cylinder can't remember if it was 350 or 500cc but it was a terror to start and if you didn't get it right it would toss you over the handlebars or break your leg. No decompression that I recall.
Btw. Is there any significance that in your lineup of classy machines the Chinese one is the only one chained down ?
Cheers,
Peter