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December 5th, 2019, 01:26 AM   #11
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My FE501e 2004 is about 1m from me, I can stroke the front tyre! I've rebuilt is but not run it. needs a rear taillight assembly.

I like 500 singles!

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December 6th, 2019, 06:50 AM   #12
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that's a sweet vintage Taffy, not yours is it?
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December 6th, 2019, 07:34 AM   #13
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it is Lee, yes. I got it this summer. It won best Nimp at the N(ew) Imperial rally and best 'other' bike next door at the Velocette owner's meet.

its a 1932 Model 17. the first year of unit construction. they didn't make UC anywhere till 1957 elsewhere in the BMi which was 25 (yes twenty five) years later in the rest of the BMi (accepting the DKW 'BSA Bantam and shaft drivers).

also the first year of rear suspension as an optional extra. the two together make it a very rare british Mo-sheen.

they only made 300 in 4 years and this is the only one left complete. there are 3 others one in the Museum at Modena (rough) and two more in the UK looking like a dog's dinners/heinz 57ers.

But I'm riding it where the old owner just showed it. I've found a lot of bad things in it mechanically but we'll have it sweet for the spring.

I have over 200 books on the BMi.

hope you're well, Cornergrass racing still aboot?

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December 6th, 2019, 09:10 AM   #14
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My FE501e 2004 is about 1m from me, I can stroke the front tyre! I've rebuilt is but not run it. needs a rear taillight assembly.
what's it look like? i might have one
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December 23rd, 2019, 07:16 AM   #15
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I admire the tenacity it takes to keep a bike like this, a gentle hand to ride it and a smart one to keep it running and in shape. Well done Taffy!

CGRT is a thing of the past. Great while it lasted, times change and life moved along.

My kids are in university now so I've plugged back into racing by getting involved in the ISDE again. Pretty pumped on how that is working out and grateful for the chance to be involved.

Merry Christmas Mate

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it is Lee, yes. I got it this summer. It won best Nimp at the N(ew) Imperial rally and best 'other' bike next door at the Velocette owner's meet.

its a 1932 Model 17. the first year of unit construction. they didn't make UC anywhere till 1957 elsewhere in the BMi which was 25 (yes twenty five) years later in the rest of the BMi (accepting the DKW 'BSA Bantam and shaft drivers).

also the first year of rear suspension as an optional extra. the two together make it a very rare british Mo-sheen.

they only made 300 in 4 years and this is the only one left complete. there are 3 others one in the Museum at Modena (rough) and two more in the UK looking like a dog's dinners/heinz 57ers.

But I'm riding it where the old owner just showed it. I've found a lot of bad things in it mechanically but we'll have it sweet for the spring.

I have over 200 books on the BMi.

hope you're well, Cornergrass racing still aboot?

Taffy
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December 23rd, 2019, 07:27 AM   #16
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and you brother.... merry christmas.

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