WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

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WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

Postby jacksparrow » Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:46 pm

Posting on behalf of a mate.

Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE.

Black. All original components except tyres. In excellent condition considering age.

This is a reluctant sale, has been only ridden a few times to the milk bar!!

Please PM any expressions of interest.

Apologies for no price but this is a very reluctant sale.

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Re: WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

Postby Chaderotti » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:08 pm

Wow, should be in a bloody museum!
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Re: WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

Postby cludence » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Might be worth contacting the powerhouse museum to see if they are interested in purchasing it.

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Re: WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

Postby vanbree » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:30 pm

Love to see some photos if you have some :)

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Re: WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

Postby jacksparrow » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:15 pm

i'll post em up when i get a chance. cheers

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Re: WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

Postby hartleymartin » Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:37 pm

You know, I'd feel guilty if I bought it - it really does belong in a museum.
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Re: WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

Postby fatherofmany » Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:49 pm

This one then...

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“The Scorching Sunbeam” appeared in 1899. It was a cheap machine without brakes, mudguards, or gear case. An important introduction in 1900 was the roller type free-wheel, with the bearings continuously lubricated by oil dripping from the cog and splashing up from the chain. The introduction of the free-wheel meant that more effective braking was required, so two brakes were introduced, a rod operated front rim brake and a pedal operated (back-pedalling) rear brake. Free-wheel and back-pedalling brake were an optional extra on all models. (according to Wolverhampton Heritage & History Website)

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Re: WTS: circa 1896 Sunbeam Scorcher COMPLETE

Postby jacksparrow » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:27 pm

All PM's answered.

Just in regards, to this bike, I am posting as a favour to a mate. So apologies if the info is a little wishy washy.

I feel like the meat in the sandwich!!

I will upload pics as soon as I can get em.

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