CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

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CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:52 pm

I JUST BOUGHT A LADIES BIKE WITH LARGE M AND MASSEY ON ANGLE THROUGH THE M ON HEADSTOCK .ANY HELP PLEASE I WILL TRY TO PUT ON PICS TONIGHT THANKS ALL
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:00 pm

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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:03 pm

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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Miguel_au » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:01 pm

Goggle Massey Harris
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby trailgumby » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:31 am

WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING? :?
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:39 pm

Hey i checked massey harris .has different badge so not that .any other help please thanks dave
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:56 pm

now that the shouting has died away, can you give some more of the background as to where it was sourced?
from For those new to Retro bikes
Make it worth reading: Regular Retro members have a wide range of knowledge. The best way of getting them to share that knowledge is by giving the background to the bike, or component, any known history and what your plans are for it.

It is often little clues from the back story which helps to secure the information you seek.

Did the previous owners give any details as to its background?
Based on some wild guess about the date, and Trove, it seems there were Massey bikes produced in Brisbane in the 1950s.
source 1
source 2
scroll down in both links
do the crank arms or the chainring have any codes engraved on them? (on the inward facing surface), as this helps with the date (assuming they are originals, and the illustration of the ladies bike in the 1952 advert would suggest it is a Williams chainring)
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:31 pm

hi all we live in brisbane ,brought from man in brisbane and he has no knowledge where it is from .has got williams chain wheel .i will check for numbers .thanks dave
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:04 pm

hi checked for numbers on chain wheel only found 60 which is the amount of teeth .is it on riveted flange ? no on bottomof frame is L750 thanks dave
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Duck! » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:56 pm

Rides like a tractor?

Well, someone had to..... :mrgreen:
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:02 am

SPARKYDAVE wrote:hi checked for numbers on chain wheel only found 60 which is the amount of teeth .is it on riveted flange ? ...

depends on model, and if they are present
two of my chainring examples
example 1
example 2
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby redrover3 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:28 am

I remember something like Massey cycles on Kingsford Smith Drive at Hamilton in the '70s.
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:02 pm

ok hi everyone, checked for numbers ect ,found rear hub is perry 40 14 with favorit brake arm and westwood 28 inch rim. williams cranks and chain wheel 50 teeth but no other codes. rear cog 22 teeth . frame no L150 and 24277 stamped in frame . i hope someone can help date thanks dave
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:11 pm

no free rides here mr sparky
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:54 pm

SPARKYDAVE
THIS IS AMAZING. A NEAR IDENTICAL BIKE HAS APPEARED ON EBAY.
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AND THE SELLER HAS SIMILAR NAME AS YOUR FORUM NAME.
AND THE SELLER HAS A SIMILAR PENCHANT FOR SHOUTING, POOR PUNCTUATION AND APPALLING SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION.
HOW REMARKABLE IS THAT?

AND WHY AM I SHOUTING?
BECAUSE I WANT TO BE HEARD ABOVE THE FLAMES
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Typhoon Ken » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:00 am

Yet another Flipper that sucks the knowledge dry so they can sound like an expert in their eBay Ad. No wonder when genuine people come here for advice it is not alway forthcoming.
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:50 pm

what is your problem i have a heap of bicycles in shed that i acquired and want to thin them out. full stop . i don't have much knowledge on this older bikes . full stop . i am just trying to find out which i should keep and restore . full stop thanks
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Torana68 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:11 pm

SPARKYDAVE wrote:what is your problem i have a heap of bicycles in shed that i acquired and want to thin them out. full stop . i don't have much knowledge on this older bikes . full stop . i am just trying to find out which i should keep and restore . full stop thanks


problem is , as I see it, is covered in the second thread from the top, Ill save you the trouble of looking :

"If you look like you are trying to get background to prepare an advert, don’t be surprised if there are few responses."

reason being those of us on here that know stuff spend stupid amounts of time to gain the knowledge via hard work and effort, perhaps you may wish to hire someone to answer your questions? of you can do what we all do and research out butts off. Someone who actually wanted help deciding which of their collection to rebuild or sell would stick them all up and you'd get some responce.
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby RobertFrith » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:28 pm

SPARKYDAVE wrote:what is your problem

I'll keep it simple... you are a behaving like a flippin' leech.
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Tinker » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:39 pm

RobertFrith wrote:I'll keep it simple... you are a behaving like a flippin' leech.


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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby kPrdfHTb » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:45 pm

Anyone else think the bike was stolen? Two conflicting explanations of where the bike came from aren't exactly reassuring.
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby SPARKYDAVE » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:24 am

Hi all i seemed to of rubbed A few members the wrong way . sorry about that ,i thought this site was for getting to know people and gaining knowledge on old bicycles as i don't have much.I am only use to only 1980's racing bikes and a lot of these older bikes i received from my late father and others i collected not knowing what they are.I haven't much room to store them or time to restore them all so i thought i would sell some of them and keep the the better ones for my children .I didn't realize i would cause so much aggro on this site .So thank you all who think i am a leach or they are stolen or i am after a free ride,i just don't want to e ripped off and as i want get a fair value on the bikes.
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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby morini » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:05 am

I have never understood this. Who cares if people ask for and get information off this site. They can either get if anonymously or join up, so why worry about it. On the flip side, you could also question members approaching new members and taking advantage of their lack of information to procure bikes and parts. I'm sure it's happened.
This forum is about sharing information freely so why make rules about who can and who can't. I've always lived by the adage that you reap what you sow, so handing out a bit of good will is not such a bad thing is it?

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Re: CAN ANY ONE TELL ME IFORMATION ON MASSEY

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:30 am

Sparkydave
we were having a spate of posts where newbies demanded answers and gave nothing back, with the information they gained on the forum as copy for their ebay advertisements.
A number of our most experienced members posted less here and set up more specialised sites. Or just stopped participating.
That is this forums loss, as they have knowledge that is irreplaceable.

To try to stem the loss, I, with a number of other members came up with a guidance for new members. We gained moderators approval.
It is a sticky thread For those new to Retro bikes
If you look at my first post above I told you about it, and linked to it. I thought you had read it before going further.
I would recommend you read it, carefully and try to understand how your posts sit with the suggestions made.
I could do a critique, but I think it would be more helpful if you did it.

I have no issue if you wanted to get an idea of the worth or merits of bikes you own. Just be upfront about it.

But a lot of the information you seek is already on the forum, with the information, or techniques as to how to find it.
For the Massey, I found the time period where they changed from a loop frame to the straight bar, a photo of the new Elizabeth St showrooms etc. I posted it on Sunday, but when I saw your ebay ad I deleted it. You had no interest in the bike, apart from a financial one.
If you want to know about old bikes read through many of the threads here.
If you want to know how much a bike is worth on the market, stick it on Gumtree or ebay and see what people will pay.

Morini,
I agree that the site is for sharing information. But we have too many experienced members becoming disinterested and frustrated because new members couldn't be bothered using the search tool, or be prepared to read through the threads.

If you want to look at another set of rules have a look here.
And Dale actively polices them!
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