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Offline TonyC

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3 Douglas bikes for sale on ebay
« on: 04 Apr 2020 at 21:17 »
Hi all,

A 1911 2 3/4, a 1922 2 3/4 and a 1929 EW have just been posted on eBay by my brother.

Regards
Tony








Photos and links added - Dave, 5th April 2020
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Re: 3 Douglas bikes for sale on ebay
« Reply #1 on: 04 Apr 2020 at 22:58 »
Photos and links added.

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Re: 3 Douglas bikes for sale on ebay
« Reply #2 on: 05 Apr 2020 at 06:34 »
Hi Tony,

I reckon your brother should pass the 1911 on to you - a lot of fun could be had there. It looks like a very viable project, but it comes with good news and bad news regarding the transmission. Bad news first: the 1911 Model D (as I think this is) used a rather unusual Douglas gearbox with the primary drive chain and the final drive belt on the same side, so I think the two boxes pictured won't be of much use. Good news: the Model D was also offered with direct drive, so while waiting to find the proper gearbox it could be run as a single speeder. Since it has provision for pedals, it would be a very well-behaved little machine even with single speed/no clutch.

I'm stopping now before I make an offer....

Cheers

Leon

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too many dougli not enough time!

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Re: 3 Douglas bikes for sale on ebay
« Reply #4 on: 05 Apr 2020 at 22:57 »
Hi Daren,

Your middle link has some good photos of the unusual 1911 gearbox. 1920s B&B carburettor aside, it's a good indication of what "the project" plus a couple of year's hard work might produce.

Leon

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Re: 3 Douglas bikes for sale on ebay
« Reply #5 on: 06 Apr 2020 at 22:48 »
Hi The 1911 has been removed from sale Daren
too many dougli not enough time!

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Re: 3 Douglas bikes for sale on ebay
« Reply #6 on: 06 Apr 2020 at 23:45 »
Phew - temptation removed!

Leon