This story is TRUE and has put a smile on my face all day. Local Pub and I see this old bike on the back of a pickup trck. Usually, a Pub with fresh ale will draw me in I went straight for the pickup truck. I guessed the year of this bike and found out later I had nailed it. I'm still proud about that!!
1954 Sunbeam in unbelievable conditon. Original license plate and tax disk. Turns out accoriding to the new owner this bike was brought over from the UK and after the original gran pa and then it was left to do nothing. And you won't believe this part....the great grand son, who sold it, has no fecking idea of the value. He and his wife were moving to a condominium and didn't have room for the bike............Arrrrgh!
This thing is in such good original shape that all it shoud need is a gentle hand wash..
Any way. I gave the new owner this site url cos he said he knows dick about Sunbeams, but of course has his Whitworths at the ready. Id forgtten how much fun it is just to talk about brass fittings and ticklers.
To top it off, a guy I haven't seen for at least 2 years and who used to ride with me a lot showed up!!!
He's got a great business going making specialty fairings for various dual sport/trailie bikes.
Fantastic fecking day of talking bikes!