Can anyone identify this bike?

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Simon, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Simon

    Simon Guest

    Simon, Dec 20, 2005
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  2. Frayed Knot, but *want* anyway.
    The Older Gentleman, Dec 20, 2005
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    Andy Clews Guest

    Thus spake Simon unto the assembled multitudes:
    Damn, wish I hadn't got rid of my 8 volumes of 1978 vintage 'On Two Wheels'.
    Andy Clews, Dec 20, 2005
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Hmm. I can't really, but there can't have been that many sloping
    singles about in the '20s...

    Panther comes to mind but did they build bikes this early?
    Timo Geusch, Dec 20, 2005
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    B.G. Finlay Guest

    Simon () wrote:
    : I have an old family photo and I was wondering if anyone can identify
    : the bike on it. The photo is at
    : Many thanks.

    Panther ?

    '03 R1150GS
    '97 CBR600
    B.G. Finlay, Dec 20, 2005
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    Timo Geusch, Dec 20, 2005
  7. yes:

    which looks quite similar, bearing in mind that stuff like lights, horns,
    handlebars and even some controls were individually set up in those days.

    how about the RFC/RAF model?
    Austin Shackles. my opinions are just that
    "Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
    see Chuck's face, a white oval turned toward the sky.
    'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven.
    (There is always a last time for everything.)
    Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out"
    Arthur C. Clarke, "The 9 billion names of God"
    Austin Shackles, Dec 20, 2005
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    Naqerj Guest

    I reckon you're right, 'tis a P&M - they started in 1900 but were just
    called P&M then, the Panther name came later. Those of you who have the
    Hamlyn version of Tragatsch, please turn to p246. Apart from the
    direction of the fins on the cylinder and the dummy belt rim on the
    front wheel, the RAC machine depicted there looks pretty similar: same
    forks (are they Castle?), same band brake at the back, same mag drive
    chain cover, same exhaust valve lifter, etc, etc.
    Naqerj, Dec 20, 2005
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    platypus Guest

    platypus, Dec 20, 2005
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    TMack Guest

    Could be a Spagthorpe Whippet although the thrunge sprocket is non-standard.
    TMack, Dec 20, 2005
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    TMack Guest


    Oops, that should have been Spagthorpe Miniature Collie, (the Whippet is
    entirely different). Mind you, the saddle seems to be non-standard as well
    as the unorthodox thrunge sprocket.
    TMack, Dec 20, 2005
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    Ken Guest

    Find that on the net did we

    Ken, Dec 21, 2005
  13. The thrunge sprocket shows it's an export model, for Scotland only.
    The Older Gentleman, Dec 21, 2005
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    Ken Guest

    And also the fact you dont have a fucking clue about classic bikes!

    Ken, Dec 21, 2005
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    TMack Guest

    Back under your stone, you trolling little perve.
    TMack, Dec 21, 2005
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    Simon Guest

    That does seem to be the chap. Everything matches up. Splendid work
    gentlemen. I have a feeling my granddad was involved with the RAF/RFC
    so that would also tie in. I feel a trip to the National Motorcycle
    Museum coming on.

    Many thanks.
    Simon, Dec 21, 2005
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    Ken Guest

    Ah know rather a lot about perving yourself
    if Im not much

    Ken, Dec 21, 2005
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    TMack Guest

    I'm sure he does, you both have a lot in common - including an uncanny
    ability to instantly jump to the wrong conclusion. Now stop trolling and
    get back to pimping your girlfriend/sister/daughter (possible all one and
    the same person) or whatever your latest perversion happens to be.
    TMack, Dec 21, 2005
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    Ken Guest

    Sorry from your pedantic prattle and wrongful accusations I thought you
    were the one and only sir.tony.......................seems you dont
    even have that dubious honour, and are merely another clueless twat!

    Ken, Dec 21, 2005
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    TMack Guest

    TMack, Dec 21, 2005
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