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Classic Bike?

Discussion in 'Older / Classic Bikes' at netrider.net.au started by slattz, Aug 8, 2016.

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  1. This is a picture of my father on a motorcycle around the mid fifties.
    Does anyone know what bike it is?
    he used to put a bucket of tools on the back and ride to work as it was the only transport he had.

    I'm unable to ask him as he's not too well. Cheers



    Dad-1955.
     
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  2. Difficult to say from this angle but, if pushed, I'd say BSA Bantam.
     
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  3. thanks Pat.
    Its the only photo I can find
     
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  4. The tank badge looks a little like a Triumph Speed twin. I tried very hard but the pic has virtually not a lot to see. The forks are very light weight and the tyres have an off road look. That's all I got. What about mates or other relos?
     
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  5. The BSA Bantam theory seems quite plausible from the details visible.
    My father owned and rode on of those too, but I don't have any photos of his.
     
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  6. thanks for the replys.

    unfortunately Dad is not well enough to remember and both my Uncles that he worked with have passed away.
    this is a 1952 Bantam,looks similar.

    ab5bba08fecb235d2c450b1b55954f04.
    could it be an ex army bike?
     
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  7. Love the combination of the isle of Man and a cigarette!!!!!
     
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  8. open face helmet,ciggy and he's leaving the ground.
    What a legend.
     
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  9. And I thought "upside down" forks were something new!!
     
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