Interesting flyer for sale on ebay.
Sadly has had the back end hacked around to create a swinging arm version, but looks like it would be a great buy for someone with a spare frame or you may be able to take it back to original if you knew someone good with tubing tasks
ebay # 291096748575
I see its got a nice bodged engine no
If the Frame Number is 4626M then it is a 1938 frame. This bike does not appear on the Machine Register.
The wheels appear to be Velocette front and rear, so the brake drum is on the same side as the drive sprocket. I wonder if the chain line was ever sorted out, or if it is a project abandoned when ‘snags’ were found, especially as there is no clutch to be seen. A complete lack of paperwork is a bit off-putting !
H i all. just had a look at the bike on ebay. Rough in”it! The forks look if they might be usefull. Can any one tell if they are Webbs for Scott or Velo,and is there any difference?
If you enlarge the photo of the front offside of the bike you can see that the front brake torque stop is a clamped-on bodge to fit the Velo wheel/brake. I would think therefore that the forks are Scott/Webb rather than Velo/Webb, but I can’t be certain as the photo isn’t very sharp. Dimensionally the forks should be the same, but there were differences in the brake torque anchor point, the position of the lug where the brake action changes from rod to cable, mudguard mounting bracket, etc..
Thanks Brian, Might well have a punt as the bike is not really worth doing being so corroded,hacked about and no docs. It would help to get a few other projects running.,so will put on “Watch List”!
The front hub looks to be from a tele fork vello the same as my 50s mss.D F.
Hi Geoff if you think that is bad look at photo wall for july10 then march 8 .
Well I think it went for a cheap price? Did anyone on here get it?
A friend of mine, a non-member, has bought it, after much conversation with me. He knows that if he dismantles it, the Webb forks alone will fetch over £1000, tank maybe £140 if OK, engine (not seized) perhaps another £1000, gearbox £300-£400, the Velo wheels over £100 each, and over £400 for all the other bits, including the radiator. I’ve told him that the engine number has been fiddled with, and that the much-modified frame won’t be worth very much, but the price paid should be easily recoverable. Alternatively, if he can find a frame, it could be made into a decent bitsa Scott, with me selling him stuff like a clutch, a magneto, etc.! It could even be completed with the swinging arm frame as the conversion looks quite well done.
He has just asked me if buying this Scott project qualifies him for membership of the SOC ! I’ve told him that he doesn’t need to own one to be a member, and that if he does want to join he will need to open his wallet…. I’ve taken this as a sign that the bike will get rebuilt, rather than being dismantled and ebayed or autojumbled, so I’m quite pleased.
Well, my friend and I went down to Maidstone to collect it on Sunday, a 320 mile round trip, and it seems to be a GOOD purchase. No rot anywhere, or pitting on tubes, forks and frame not twisted, tank excellent, but both tyres are rotten. It seems to have been standing for a very long time, as all the rubber items are perished. As the eagle-eyed may have spotted from the eBay photo, it has an earlier ‘Howarth’ silencer and fishtail. A check with the DVLA has shown that it is on their system, so the next step is to get a V5C for it. It was first registered in March 1939.
Sounds like it has plenty of potential Brian, Keep us all up to date with your friends progress or get him on here?