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Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« on: January 24, 2022, 10:00:25 PM »
This frame was found hidden in a pile of leaves appararently at Allestree Park.
The short rear dampers look familiar Cossack?


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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2022, 10:52:20 PM »
Could be a plunger type BSA Bantam

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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2022, 10:56:50 PM »
Forks seem to match too

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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2022, 08:11:03 AM »
I reckon plunger type Bantam.

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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 09:00:38 AM »
Agree on the Bantam. Any frame number visable?

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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2022, 09:26:38 AM »
Agree on the Bantam. Any frame number visable?

I will find out more if I can.
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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2022, 01:20:01 PM »
Ted,
I agree it looks like a Bantam.
This is my 1955 D1 Plunger Bantam in pieces - owned it for over 40 years, still hasn't got to the front of the restoration queue!!
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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 01:25:39 PM »
Ted,
I agree it looks like a Bantam.
This is my 1955 D1 Plunger Bantam in pieces - owned it for over 40 years, still hasn't got to the front of the restoration queue!!
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Thats a tidy collection of bits - when are you  going to assemble it?

My brother intends to retrieve the frame now he has lifted it out of the pile of leaves - the frame is rotten so he might make a garden decoration out of it. I told him to look for the other bits in the woodland.
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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2022, 04:49:28 PM »
Ted,
I agree it looks like a Bantam.
This is my 1955 D1 Plunger Bantam in pieces - owned it for over 40 years, still hasn't got to the front of the restoration queue!!
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Cheers,
Andy

Thats a tidy collection of bits - when are you  going to assemble it?

My brother intends to retrieve the frame now he has lifted it out of the pile of leaves - the frame is rotten so he might make a garden decoration out of it. I told him to look for the other bits in the woodland.

Let me know if a Sandcast turns up. Be there in 5!!
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2022, 05:03:18 PM »
 ;D

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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2022, 05:59:08 PM »
Ted,
I've owned it for over 40 years having bought it from my parents old neighbour in my teens.
He'd bought it new in 1955, ridden it daily then dumped it in the garage.
Took a few years to convince him to sell it rather than leave it rusting in peace in his damp garage.
Got it running after a bit of work but then got sidetracked by japanese bikes and the poor blighter hasn't had a lot of attention since the eighties!
Stripped it down again a while ago to assess what needs doing and almost started to restore it but then couldn't decide what route to take.
It's all original and complete with lots of original paint and patina (and quite a bit of wear / rust as well).
There are quite a few shiny examples around and I think maybe it's worth keeping it as original as possible rather than strip, replate, repaint etc. etc.
That's as far as I got before dropping back to playing with the old Honda CJ's but maybe will get on to this one again soon.
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Re: Does anyone recognise this type of frame?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2022, 09:59:10 PM »
Build it to a reliable, safe bike relacing only excesively worn parts is what i would do

 

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