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Has any one got any pictures of the type of sidecar and chassis you would find on late 20s Scotts.as I am thinking about putting one on mine as due to general deterioration I seem to be getting a bit wobbly on a solo and don’t want to give up yet.
Hi Eric, I know what bike you have, but many people won’t, so I think that you should specify the model so that folk know what you are looking for, as there is a big difference between the chassis’ for two-speeders and the ones for duplex-framed Flying Squirrel/TT Rep three-speeders.
Good luck with your search !
Thanks Brian for the comment. its for a late two speeder with long steering head.
[attachment=2]Scott sidecar brochure, late vintage, page 2.jpg[/attachment][attachment=1]Scott sidecar brochure, late vintage, page 3.jpg[/attachment][attachment=0]Scott sidecar brochure, late vintage, page 5.jpg[/attachment]Dear Eric,
I have attached 3 pages from what I believe to be the 1928 Scott sidecar brochure. By this time Scotts had discontinued the earlier triangulated chassis which is illustrated in one of John Underhill’s books. They now offered a lightweight & a heavyweight chassis – the easiest way to tell the difference is the twin tubes at the rear of the heavyweight, whilst the lightweight made do with one. There is no suggestion in the brochure to indicate that either chassis should be fitted to a two speeder or duplex model.
The sidecar designs were similar to earlier versions, but now had revised model numbers. They were manufactured by Haywards who were part of the AJS organisation. Haywards also supplied other manufacturers including Ariel, Norton, Sunbeam etc. In Stephen Mills’ excellent AJS history there are photos of sidecar production and the models are clearly the same as those illustrated in the Scott brochure.
A couple of years a friend in Yorkshire offered me a slightly later Scott sidecar, probably 1930’s, but he didn’t have a chassis. It may or may not still be available.
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Thanks Martin, looks as if the chassis would not be to hard to make.
Hello Eric .
I expect that you are aware that B S A made a light chassis I recon with a narrow rim that it might suite a super.. Just a thought .
To bring a little mirth to you all as a youth my ride to work outfit was a d1 Bantam I used the front half of a gents cycle frame to make the chassis and a wheel from a Itom moped , It was the most evil handling beast that ever I have ridden to witness my then boss 6FT3″ Don Chisholm driving it was unbelievable .Regards D F.