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Offline classicbike99

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Early Douglas
« on: 16 Nov 2017 at 10:53 »
Could someone please advise me on early Douglas M.Cycles (Veteran) Where should the frame number be.
If the number is on a plate should it be buyer beware.

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Re: Early Douglas
« Reply #1 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 06:54 »
Number on a plate! Stamping the frame sir was the British way look under the saddle

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Re: Early Douglas
« Reply #2 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 07:17 »
Some 2's had the frame number on the gearbox mounting lug (can't be seen with the gearbox in place!).

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Re: Early Douglas
« Reply #3 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 08:40 »
Thank you Gents. I thought it was rather odd, but was just checking.

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Re: Early Douglas
« Reply #4 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 11:48 »
The bike I am asking about is a 1909 that is up for sale on car and classic. I am worried that with a plated number things are not right. Am I being too cautious. The bike is on car & classic.
Thoughts please

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Re: Early Douglas
« Reply #5 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 12:00 »
A member of our family once owned a 1910 model, and the only number we could find on that frame was on the outside of the left hand rear wheel lug.
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Re: Early Douglas
« Reply #6 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 12:26 »
Thank you. Maybe someone in the club knows the bike in question.

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Re: Early Douglas
« Reply #7 on: 17 Nov 2017 at 13:16 »
Perhaps early post was BMW's  had an alloy plate but I have never come across a plated frame number on a British bike until perhaps when the industry died  in the seventies it would be interesting to know if this was others experience