The Famous James…

Posted: December 7, 2016 in Just Me
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Now this may not be the most expensive bike uncovered by anybody, and I guess it was not really a “Barn” find, but more of a shed find, not by me I must add, but by one of my friends.
So I wonder what you will make of this sweet little James, totally original and only missing the original throttle, and fuel tap. That in itself is pretty amazing for a bike made in 1948, but look at the tinware, no rust damage, sure it has surface corrosion as would be expected, but this bike really wants just a rub over with an oily rag, it is not even seized, and does have a spark.

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1948 James

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Villiers 98cc

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The Famous James

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A little patina

Not bad for 68 years old.

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Comments
  1. Rich says:

    Dang, I never find anything!

  2. englandkev says:

    That’s Ok Rich, neither do I. But it is nice to know they are still out there waiting on us.

  3. paul trw says:

    what a sweet little bike,

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