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A Real motorcycle!

1935 three cylinder Scott in Sammy Miller's motorcycle museum. E5 + 7-14mm Zuiko.



I've owned several motorcycles, including a Vincent Black Prince (the last one I saw auctioned fetched 35,000!), but by far the one I have the fondest memories of and wished I still had was a 1929 Scott (3 speed hand change).

Anyone that's ridden a Scott will tell you that they are very special. They're not fast (though they won lots of races in the early days). They are heavy and also not economical, but for all that they have a particular charm and the experience of riding one is never forgotten. No other motorcycle gave me so much riding pleasure.

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Re: A Real motorcycle!

Jim, your reminding to visit Sammys what a crackin "proper bike"

I bet you had a great day there - not been for simply agessssss ...

Did they have a Brough too ?
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Re: A Real motorcycle!

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Did they have a Brough too ?
Yes, they had a couple of Broughs - a SS80 and a SS100.

I owned a 1937 SS80 sidecar outfit for a while, but was very unimpressed with it. I picked it up and drove it about 15 miles. I later stripped it down with the intention of restoring it.

I thought it was poorly made and a 'bitsa'. It had a sidevalve Matchless engine, Sturmey Archer gearbox and other manufacturers bits. The petrol tanks on Broughs is a shallow teardrop shape, and the deep drawn front section was 'paper thin' as a result. The overall finish of the machine was poor.

It had an interesting feature on the sidecar, which was of a 'Stieb' shape. The wrap-round main tube was used as a spare fuel tank. You unscrewed the mascot on the top loop and filled it with fuel. When you needed the fuel, you drained it off a tap on the bottom section.

I sold it on.

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Re: A Real motorcycle!

Thanks for showing that carb looks to be in a dangerous position.
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Re: A Real motorcycle!

British engineering ingenuity as it's very, very best. Nearest I got to anything like this was a 1947 1000cc square four Indian from the USA. How I wish I still had it.
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Re: A Real motorcycle!

A nice three banger.
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