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Just a few photos - it’s another manx from 1953 and one I’ve recently completed

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1953 this one.

Delivered to Joe Potts who prepared it to George Brown (later better known for riding Vincent engined Nero and Supernero).

George rode it in the 53TT but DNF’d after being taken out by a works Gilera (if you are going to crash best do it in style!). Later ridden by Bob Macintyre.

Full restoration this one and it needed it - battle scared and broken down best described it.




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"Is the bug screen only a screen or is there a glass/film layer?"
Hmm, would it need a glass/film layer? I mean, the screen itself would be efficient enough.
"You’ve got to mindfull that this bike was built in 1953, plexiglass was around but it was pretty rigid thick stuff and would splinter and crack jagged if damaged. It’s the very the last thing you need is a guillotine just under your neck in prang!"
Yup, fair point. To be honest, I'd rather have the bee than the splinters.
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