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Luft-tec's 1927 EW Douglas
« on: 25 Aug 2008 at 22:24 »
"Luft-tec" sent in this message and photos of his 1927 EW Douglas. Welcome to the Forum Bob.

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Here are a few photos of my recently purchased Douglas.It was imported to the U.S. from Australia 5 or 6 years ago and sold at auction to the person I bought it from. If anyone knows any additional history I would be interested. The quality of the restoration seems good.It has not been run as there is a problem with the kick starter?
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Re: Luft-tec's 1927 EW Douglas
« Reply #1 on: 26 Aug 2008 at 10:03 »
Lovely bike. Could you please take a photo of the rear of the bike? I'd love to have a closer look at the rear light.

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Re: Luft-tec's 1927 EW Douglas
« Reply #2 on: 26 Aug 2008 at 11:10 »
Bob sent in this photo and reply...

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Hello Trace,

I have this one at hand.If it does not answer your question I could take others.

Bob



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Re: Luft-tec's 1927 EW Douglas
« Reply #3 on: 26 Aug 2008 at 11:53 »
Thanks very much.

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Re: Luft-tec's 1927 EW Douglas
« Reply #4 on: 27 Aug 2008 at 03:16 »
Very nice looking machine Bob
I am a little concerned about the tyres though - these look to be Australian made Barnett Glass tyres, and they haven't been in production for decades. I wouldn't mind betting those tyres are nearly as old as the machine itself! I would suggest that you put some new tyres on if you intend to ride the machine at all.
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Re: Luft-tec's 1927 EW Douglas
« Reply #5 on: 27 Aug 2008 at 03:52 »
Very nice looking machine Bob
I am a little concerned about the tyres though - these look to be Australian made Barnett Glass tyres, and they haven't been in production for decades. I wouldn't mind betting those tyres are nearly as old as the machine itself! I would suggest that you put some new tyres on if you intend to ride the machine at all.
Cheers, Graeme
Hi Graeme,
They are indeed quite old and 25 x 3 to boot. I will replace them before any serious riding.I have been looking at the tires comments on the list. I think 26 x3 Asian?? All suggestions will be considered.
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Bob

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Re: Luft-tec's 1927 EW Douglas
« Reply #6 on: 31 Aug 2008 at 10:54 »
That's what I would be fitting Bob.
You can get 26x3 tyres made by Ensign or Simplex. As you are in the USA, maybe Simplex would be cheaper?
Cheers, Graeme