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Offline Eric S

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1926 EW350CC
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Re: 1926 EW350CC
« Reply #1 on: 02 Jun 2017 at 00:24 »
I've certainly seen better prices for such a machine in the New Conrod over the years

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Re: 1926 EW350CC
« Reply #2 on: 02 Jun 2017 at 01:43 »

Hi Eric,

Cosmetically it looks OK, numbers seem ok, rims and tyres are modernised (can't get decent tyres for the original funny-size beaded edge  rims), and only bits and pieces to quibble about - maybe wrong double lever, why doesn't the valve lifter cable come out its hole in the handlebar,... over all I think it looks very presentable. It's good enough to be complimented on, but will only win prizes when the judges have not seen a vintage bike before.

As Graeme says, it seems a bit expensive. Bikes in A1 condition could have a high price - but in this case the road test suggests (reading between the lines) that the bike doesn't run very well, the front brake doesn't work and the front forks are worn out.

If you want a bike to ride, keep an eye out for one in tip-top mechanical condition. If you want a bike now, beat the price down and buy this one - but be prepared to do work on it.

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Re: 1926 EW350CC
« Reply #3 on: 02 Jun 2017 at 16:26 »
Thank you for the input.
I did notice the problems with it and since I still have to sort out the clutch problem on my Aero, I will leave it go for now, unless price comes down later...

It's difficult to compare price sas they do not show up very often, I guess.


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Re: 1926 EW350CC
« Reply #4 on: 29 Jul 2017 at 14:36 »
Hi

I have just purchased this bike for less than advertised price , bearing in mind the work required as described in the "road test".
New to Douglas, having moved from multiple Sunbeam bikes.
Hopefully I can bring up to standard  :o

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Peter


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Re: 1926 EW350CC
« Reply #5 on: 29 Jul 2017 at 22:40 »

The EW is in many ways an "anti Sunbeam" - an attempt at a thoroughly modern motorcycle at a time when others, epitomised by Sunbeam, were sticking to the conventional path. Celebrate diversity, and enjoy.

Leon

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Re: 1926 EW350CC
« Reply #6 on: 14 Nov 2017 at 10:13 »
Hi peterk
How are you getting on with the ew? Excuse me if I'm out of place asking but the report isn't on his website anymore, what were the mechanical issues with it? I only ask as Andy has another ew there and I'm pondering going to look at it next week.
Rob
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Re: 1926 EW350CC
« Reply #7 on: 18 Nov 2017 at 09:09 »
Hello there.
The EW is still available with Andy's bikes. I let it for now as I am working on different projects.
In the meantime however I came across a nice CW at about 10.000
What is the difference between the EC and EW?

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Re: 1926 EW350CC
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 22:22 »

Between a CW and an EW? The CW is the final version of the design that started in 1913, and in many ways it looked its age. The EW was a brand new design that was, when it was introduced, a very modern motorcycle. Take your pick - you could have fun at a vintage motorcycle rally with either.

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