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The first model with the Flying Squirrel name and F suffix engine number was the ‘tuned’ version of the Super Squirrel in both two-speed and three-speed versions, the latter with the ‘wobbly walking stick’ gear lever. As Ian comments, they had a larger bore exhaust stub, and were advertised as being capable of 80mph, but they had only a tiny front brake of about 4″ diameter, which may explain why so few have survived ! They were only listed for the 1926 ‘season’, so this is a very early one indeed if really from July 1925, but it seems to have a later frame number. Does it still have the tiny front brake? Perhaps the fast 1925 engine was salvaged from a crash and installed into a 1929 machine at a later date…