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JulianS

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Pre war single - What is it?
« on: 31 January, 2017, 09:40:57 »
From the family album a 1930s BSA with my Great Uncle John Rendell at the front.

 Dont know when taken but does the flag say "Pirates"

But what is the bike? I am not sure.

Maybe a 1936 B18 250 with the large headlamp? Or a 1935 B35-2 ?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 31 January, 2017, 09:45:06 by JulianS »

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Re: Pre war single - What is it?
« Reply #1 on: 31 January, 2017, 11:45:06 »
Julian. You could be correct with the bike but I think the photo was taken somewhere around 1948-50 judging by the dress, the pirates were a speedway team initially formed at Poole in 1948 and when you think of it, we all rode old bikes then, anyone who had a new bike must have been quite well off. HTH.

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Re: Pre war single - What is it?
« Reply #2 on: 31 January, 2017, 14:20:24 »
It looks like a B18 rather than a B35-2 going by the shape of the casting for the electrical generator behind the cylinder.

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Re: Pre war single - What is it?
« Reply #3 on: 31 January, 2017, 16:00:47 »
Thanks TTJOHN and Arthur.

Poole Pirates makes sense as he lived in Somerset or Dorset.

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Re: Pre war single - What is it?
« Reply #4 on: 28 November, 2017, 20:59:52 »
it's a bit late, but B18 looks right going off the oil pipe routing to the oil tank.
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Re: Pre war single - What is it?
« Reply #5 on: 30 November, 2017, 13:09:06 »
Yes I agree definitely a B18.
BSA 1930s nut. Trying to collect all 1936 models. Still missing B3, R4, R17, Q21 and Y13.