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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2007, 07:17:27 PM »
Good luck with the Ariel 3 MoT, Dan.  I've got the manual and
handbook for it if you'd like a copy.

Love that Puch 3-wheeler, it looks like a very professional job and
reminds me of a Mobylette I saw at a microcar rally which had a
similar conversion so perhaps it was commercially available.  If my
scanner is cooperating next time I get my old photos out I'll put
a copy up for you to marvel at.

I contacted the owner of the Mobylette trike recently.  He still has
it - albeit in pieces - and doesn't want to sell it yet but I'll keep him
in mind and hopefully one day it will grace the Devonport Collection
of Crap and Classics!

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2007, 07:45:42 PM »
Sorry, dont like any of em! Its conventonal bikes for me!

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2007, 10:15:31 PM »
My Ariel is a big,beefy,fire breathing Red Hunter 500 single! would like a 3 though for a bit of fun.

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2007, 10:20:39 PM »
Lets see some pictures Dan.

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2007, 10:23:23 PM »
Just for you,im going to go to the shed and get a quick pic!

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2007, 10:46:57 PM »
Here you go,my Ariel ready for its mot:



And a pic of my 36 Francis Barnett next to my old Scott


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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2007, 10:04:32 AM »
Very nice Dan! I have just been looking at one on ebay. Love the scott as well. Cant say I like the Franny B but its certainly different. Pardon me for noseing around your workshop but is that a model steam engine you have under the canopy driving various miniture machines?
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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2007, 11:43:38 AM »
yes your right,i only bought it a few weeks ago,always wanted one,and wanted something steam to have running in the shed.
Good news,the Ariel passed with flying colours this morning,all i have to do is go to the dvla office and tax it,its been off the road that long that the logbook has not licenced,and i need it to say historic vehicle!

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2007, 06:13:16 PM »
Well done Dan, we all know what you will be doing now over the hols, thats if you dont mind riding in the cold! I would be interested to know how riding  the Ariel compares with your Beeza.

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2007, 09:17:59 AM »
Compared with a BSA an Ariel is like riding a 2 yr old bike,they are so well made and much better designed,makes a BSA look very tinny and cheap! :)

I am an all weather rider,this came from having no choice for several yrs,including a fun trip to work on a Honda C90 in very deep snow!

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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2007, 08:39:57 AM »


Hi Bob,

Beautiful Italian bikes you have there.

May I introduce you to Elvish?

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2007, 10:46:54 AM »
Hi Col. Handlebars to die for, never seen anything like it! Do you have a photo showing the whole thing? Regards, Bob

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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2007, 01:15:29 PM »
Handlebars are the craziest I've ever come across. Dresch did make a vaguely similar set prewar. They do bounce a bit as you ride; takes getting used to.

Also, you don't need a clutch when revs are low: which is fortunate as the clutch is on the right by the throttle so is just about impossible to use.

I thought you might be interested because it's an Italian Cucciolo engine.

Elvish was a French bicycle manufacturer; in the early fifties they were one of the companies licensed to fit them to their frames by Rocher (who assembled and distributed Cucciolo engines in France).

The thing that particularly interests me about this cyclemotor is that it was built as a rich person's moped. These days, we usually think of mopeds as 2nd best to motorcycles, bought by folks who can't afford a proper m/cycle. But limited-production hand-crafted machines like this cost way more than a m/cycle or scooter.

The integral tank pre-dates the moped styling of 1954/1955 by a year or two.

2-speed gearbox - car-style hand change lever to the right of the tank.

The best bit is the noise it makes ...sounds 'real' if you know what I mean, 'cos it's a 4-stroke.

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2007, 02:54:00 PM »
Thats interesting Col. A cross between the balmy and the beautifull, love the finning on the engine casings, so Italian.

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Re: Anyone like old bikes?
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2007, 04:38:59 PM »
Have a look at ebay usa 120197589304. An immaculate one of these attended the first micromaniacs rally at market rasen racecourse 3 or 4 years ago ,The 'wings' with the stabiliser wheels lift above the ground when the speed roses above about 35 .This one was painted red with roundels like the red arrows.
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