Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby JC1 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:28 pm

Some more interesting bikes
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Bul trials from 1964 calendar.jpg
Interesting pic from 1964 Bultaco calendar. So when would that have been published? Late '63. It aint no M10 Sherpa tho.
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TWN_gelb.jpg
TWN = Triumph Works Nuremburg apparently
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Suz works 128, D Jones 69SSDT.jpg
These micro's are growing on me
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Sprite, said to cost GBP16,000.jpg
Sprite pre65 Scottish  2.jpg
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Sprite 1964.jpg
Nice looking bike this. Very early frame too. They're slightly different around the steering head
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Sprite 175 Trials '66, Frame # 337.jpg
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Sprite 64 Ad.jpg
Dated magazine ad showing evidence Sprite trials were sold in '64
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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby Twinshock200 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:24 pm

Hi JC1
Now thats what I call irrefutable evidence that Sprites were on the pommie market Pre 65 as shown in the page from the MCN, Nov 18th 1964 good one John, lets hope we see that particular model competing in Pre 65 events !!!!!.
The late Chris Leighfield was a works rider for the Frank Hipkin Sprite concern for a number of years, as was Dennis "Jonah" Jones whose Suzuki was also pictured in your previous post.
This very standard but great HT5 was picked up for a bargain price only recently.
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Beaut Ariel spotted at my last BMCA trial a month ago
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Where have all the Pre 65 Classic bikes gone ?

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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby JC1 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:05 pm

And some more
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Tandon Mk2 Kangaroo Supreme 1953, updated for pre65.jpg
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VilliersScorpion trials.jpg
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Velo MAC 350.jpg
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TWN trials  5.jpg
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TWN Cornet trial.jpg
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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby JC1 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:25 pm

Zundapp were a significant player in early-mid 60s trials - prominent in German trials & the Euro Ch'ship from '64 with 100/125 & 175/200/250 models
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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby JC1 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:32 pm

A couple I missed - from back in the day, before 1965:

Pat Slinn's C15 from '64 - the bike the Otter frame is built from
Bsa-c15-trials-1964 by Pat Slinn.jpg
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And a Butler, unfortunately without the distinctive fibreglass. Built in 1963ff
Butler trials, less f'glass bodywork.jpg
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We tend to think most of the bikes back in the day were British, but looking at national & international results prior to 1 Jan 1965, I found considerable variety - at least 18 diff non-british manufacturers involved, so I'll finish this thread with bikes from those manufacturers. (It'll need a few posts)

One of the actual Bultacos ridden in the FIM trial at Grenoble, France in Oct '64 (courtesy Club Bultaco website). A converted M4 trail bike
Sherpa proto ridden in Grenoble 10-64.jpg
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CZs
cz-250-typ475-trial.jpg
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Derbi - I couldn't find one in trials trim, but this maybe what was converted:
Derbi 125S  1963.jpg
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DKW
DKW trials  2.jpg
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Gilera
Gilera   125 rg, c1965  jhg.jpg
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Hercules from 1962
Hercules100T  1962.jpg
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Husqvarna
HUsky 175 Trials,  62 SSDT.jpg
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Horex
Horex-Regina trials.jpeg
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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby David Lahey » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:11 pm

Here is a recent photo of a local (Queensland) trials bike. The frame and motor are Moto Guzzi Stornello 125 4 stroke from the early 1960s
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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby David Lahey » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:13 pm

and a lovely Matchless trials bike - also a local bike
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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby JC1 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:25 am

Following on from my last post, here's the rest of the non-Brit bike manufacturers:

Jawa 350 (probably modified from this)
Jawa 350 type 575  1963.jpg
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Kreidler 50 (hard to take these seriously, but that's what they rode in trials)
Kreidler 50 pre65.jpg
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Maico (there were quite a few Maicos of various sizes - 150, 175, 250 - in German & Swiss events)
Maico Trials.jpg
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Montesa - converted Impala's
Impala Trial.jpg
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Morini (Roger Decoster competed very successfully on one)
Moto_morini trial_boniburini.jpg
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Motobecane
motobecane trials, french.jpg
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Novy (Belgian made). Couldn't find a pic in trials trim
Novy_1955_St_Kruis.jpg
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Puch. Couldn't find a pic in trials trim from the era
Puch250cc MC, 1957.jpg
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TWN
TWN Cornet trial  2.jpg
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Zundapp - the actual bike ridden back in the day by multi-national champ (Germany)
Zundapp Trials, Gunther Sengfelders original.jpg
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Thats the last of them - 18 different non-Brit manufacturers showing up in National & International observed trials results back in the day (1962-64) that I found in a quick search (no doubt there were more):

Bultaco, CZ, Derbi, DKW, Gilera, Hercules, Horex, Husqvarna, Jawa, Krediler, Maico, Montesa, Morini, Motobecanne, Novy, Puch, TWN & Zundapp


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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby Greg Harding » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:28 am

Hi Everyone,

Thankyou John for your Exhaustive research and attention to detail :!:

This is just my opinion and perhaps I am a Dreamer, but wouldn't it be nice to have more bikes like these being ridden at Trials :?: :?: :?:


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Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Postby billy » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:52 am

Come on y'all

If you've got one and not riding it ..... list it for sale in the Trials Australia Classifieds.

There are eager buyers waiting.


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