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Offline Dave

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Question about Douglas brochure
« on: 23 Dec 2005 at 01:08 »
Steeve emailed this brochure and question today.

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Hi, Iím writing from France. I own a very old Douglas sale brochure, surely from the 20ís, and I wonder what model is Ö (see the attached file)

Could you help me to find it ? This 2 pages folder is for sale if someone you know is interested ?

Thanks a lot, I wish you a great Christmas time

best regards

Steeve




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Offline Ian

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Re: Question about Douglas brochure
« Reply #1 on: 23 Dec 2005 at 03:06 »
I think it would be a 23 model CW - as it has the Douglas rotary carby which I believe was only available on 23 models

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Re: Question about Douglas brochure
« Reply #2 on: 23 Dec 2005 at 03:56 »
The 1923 had a different style brake, an inverted v-shoe bearing on a very small rotor.† Those half-size dummy belt rim brakes came out with the 1924 models.† Yet the saddle nose spring is the shape seen on the 1923 models, and not the '24s.† So a 1923-1/2?

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Re: Question about Douglas brochure
« Reply #3 on: 24 Dec 2005 at 18:06 »
Further to Doug's response I believe the frame types were mixed in respect of the front saddle spring. My 1925CW has the flat clamped spring as opposed to the alternative hooked spring bolted into a block welded onto the top frame tube. The Douglas alloy rotary carburettor was also used through to 1926.

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Re: Question about Douglas brochure
« Reply #5 on: 28 Dec 2005 at 10:27 »
Hi. I would think the bike is 1925 or later. Rotary carb as stated carried well into 1925/26. The flat seat bracket indicates later than 1923. The giveaway to me is the rear sprocket. My original 1924 sales brochure shows a very different design (straight spokes) on the earlier CW models -† Nev.

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