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Some real vintage bikes

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by johnaalex, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. In Greenford, which is just to the west of London there is the London Motorcycle Museum. The place is stll very much work in progress but well worth a visit if you like to see classic vintage bikes. For more info see their web site at http://www.london-motorcycle-museum.org/

    1) Bill, the owner and driving force behind the project

    2) British bikes are the main event

    3) And Triumphs are Bill's favourite


    5) BSA Bantam - one time market leader

    6) A Matchless

    And some lesser known real oldies...

    7) A Raleigh

    8) A Rudge

    9) A Chater-Lea (No, I had never heard of them either :smile:) 

    There some foreign bikes including this from USA



    You can see more here> London Motorcycle Museum
  2. neat series John, boy, some real old ones there...that Raleigh, love the lamp.
  3. Walt


    Jun 12, 2008
    North Carolina
    Nicely done, Love the picture of the "Grey Ghost". Amazingly Harley was known for quiet bikes. Noise was an issue back then also.

  4. nice thread
    great shots
    this place was featured on a epidsode of AMERICAN CHOPPERS back in the US...
    and the inspiration for a bike build at their shop in New York
  5. Nice work John...Lots of interesting iron here...Thanks for sharing......


  6. Some great bikes there John .......... nice series.

  7. You know what they say about British machines."Its British,so it probaly wont work":tongue::biggrin:
    My oldest brother owns a The Vincent that he pampers like a baby.This while he is BMWholic.
    He allways say that his the Vincent doesnt leak.It just marks his place!:smile:
    I think indeed its the same museum visitit by the OCC Teutel fam.
  8. Thanks for sharing these John... Some cool looking vintage bikes there...
    I use to own back in the 60's a BSA 650 and a Matchless 500, wish I had kept them...
  9. Brilliant :biggrin:
  10. Is the owner of a Chater Lea a (misses) Chater Lea`s lover?
  11. Nice series, John. Wouldn't mind having the Matchless. :biggrin:
  12. I did also think of that "joke", but decided not to go public with it :wink:
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