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    Primary Chains.

    [QUOTE=Mark Burton;306790]Im sure I saw that bike at Cadwell a few months back for the 80th Anniversary.[/QUOTE

    The single row primary was all that was available at the time as I used an Atlas clutch. The chains did not last very long! The later Commando chain was stronger but probably robbed the motor of a horse power or two?

    Cheers..Fred

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    Nice to see you on here Dave.

    I remember the Velo as well. Mick also raced one with a 500 Gold Star motor in as well. This was just pre-Lee commando time. Early 1970. I sure saw him on it at Silloth, that little circuit on the Cumbria coast, always bloody cold there! LOL

    Cheers ..Fred Broadbent. Now living in NC.

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    Hi Fred

    The attached photo was taken at Croft circuit sometime early 1970's. A typical grey day, it always seemed to be raining at Croft back then....

    I think your J L Commando suited the red/white colour scheme rather than the camouflage colours in the earlier pic.

    You might remember me as Colin Cochran's brother-in-law; he was riding a TD Yamaha round that time.

    Keith Sutton mentioned you were around online.

    Cheers

    Jim Scott (ex NEMCC at Gateshead)



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    I love how this thread comes out of nowhere every once in a while and continues to deliver good content.

    Thanks Jim!
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    This thread reminded me that UKTony has not been around in quite a while. Any one know what is up with him?

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    To bad the disc grinder armed frame chopping crowd doesn't read these type threads.

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    Lite the blue touch paper and stand well back!

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    hello I have been told this frame acquired recently see pic -- may? be a Jim Lee Norton frame- does anybody know ? many thanks for any help
    cheers dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveysprocket View Post
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    hello I have been told this frame acquired recently see pic -- may? be a Jim Lee Norton frame- does anybody know ? many thanks for any help
    cheers dave
    Looks a bit south London to me. Sort of Robinson / Dunstall drain pipe / Seeley sort of thing.

    Which engine?
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    The frame may have been built by Jim Lee as he built the Dunstall spine frames or at least some of them. I remember seeing the detailed diagrams that Dunstall sent to Jim at his workshop in Birstall Yorkshire when there one day . I will forward the photo to someone who will probably know the answer!

    Cheers..Fred Broadbent.

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