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1951 Vincent Rapide - Part 073: Separated Rear Sprocket

Vincent Brake

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Greg & Vincent my handsomes, being a DIY'er all my life having to depend on my own abilities to get home on my bike or a ship to the next port. I could not afford to pay someone to spend time on my bike, selling it and buying something modern I couldn't afford that either as one has to pay out for
A) road fund licence
B) higher insurance
C) servicing as you require specialised computers
D) depreciation, capital outlay, servicing ect, after ten years a bike worth little and an empty pocket
E) keeping my carbon footprint as small as possible
F) economy as not many bikes do 200 plus miles to 15 Ltrs or a standard tank 3.25 gallons
G) LASTLY I not riding my favourite bike, 2004 we will have 60 years together, I always thought I was a youngster on a Vincent.
Bananaman
Marcus, my dear,
We are all not more than DIY's
The one more or less gifted.
There are the ones hammering an oilpump brass in, against all odds.
And then there are the ones getting A boat in harbour against all odds.

Respect

Vinnie.
Ps it starts off being observative.
And using an open mind.
 

ernie

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Hey peter:

Yes, quite, but it was my 1300, two up, in 3rd accelerating uphill. Bang - coasted to a stop, could have been much worse. Gill following behind was showered with shrapnel. Gave my nephew on the back a bit of a shock. Standard Rapide drum was not up to it - the casting amazingly thin.

From The VOC Spares Company Limited, a new Black Shadow drum machined from solid. It should do the trick.
 

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vibrac

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Hey peter:

Yes, quite, but it was my 1300, two up, in 3rd accelerating uphill. Bang - coasted to a stop, could have been much worse. Gill following behind was showered with shrapnel. Gave my nephew on the back a bit of a shock. Standard Rapide drum was not up to it - the casting amazingly thin.

From The VOC Spares Company Limited, a new Black Shadow drum machined from solid. It should do the trick.
Yes there are some cheaper cast ones about
 

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