RMM 520 & NRO 574

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Re: RMM 520 & NRO 574

Postby Group Leader » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:30 pm

Well to bring this thread to its conclusion then.

I've had my first, short ride on my beast this afternoon. In fact, it was the first time I've ridden a bike in over 40 years and I have to say it was absolutely fantastic.

Thanks Dad for persuading me to get an AJ. It's been a long time coming but well worth the wait!

Alan

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1953 AJS 16MS, 1939 BSA 250 and a 1/3 scale Sopwith Triplane but that's another story ..... :lol:

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Re: RMM 520 & NRO 574

Postby Group Leader » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:12 pm

The Epilogue:

Well I and the mighty machine have covered some 750 miles in a little under two months in my quest to ride in my father's tyre tracks :D

This morning I met up with John aka "195318s" for breakfast at the Shuttleworth Collection followed by a ride out around the country lanes (it should be compulsory to visit this wonderful place to see its fine collection of early aircraft, bikes, cars and other interesting machines).

What a splendid time we had!

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Re: RMM 520 & NRO 574

Postby Group Leader » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:40 am

An Epi-Epilogue!

A recently discovered long-lost box of family treasures has just been given to me. Amongst its contents are some photographs of father's bikes.

Looks like NRO574 has long since departed but here it is when it was, I suspect, brand new (doesn't even look like it had any oil in it ;) )

From my understanding of the description in Mick Walker's "AJS - The Complete Story" it looks like a 1952 Model 20. It appears to have the "curious pillion seat, linked at its forward section to the saddle" and definitely has the original single leading shoe front brake with the operating arm facing rearward and the operating cable behind the fork leg.

Is my conclusion correct?

Alan

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