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Vincent panniers

Chris Launders

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Called at a friends yesterday,he's just collected a 49 rapide that's been off the road since 67 in large pieces,with it are a pair of original vincent panniers and the mountings as shown in Know Thy Beast, I've never seen a pair before,are they rare?
Chris.
 

Peter Holmes

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Called at a friends yesterday,he's just collected a 49 rapide that's been off the road since 67 in large pieces,with it are a pair of original vincent panniers and the mountings as shown in Know Thy Beast, I've never seen a pair before,are they rare?
Chris.
I am not sure if this is a premature April fool joke, but if not, yes they are extremely rare, not sure that they ever went into production.
 

Chris Launders

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No it's not a joke.
Both panniers are there,leather covered,fittings slightly rusty,one missing the carrying handle,both mounting plates with the securing straps.
Chris.
 

vibrac

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'Know thy beast' is not short on info on the panniers either
I saw the set on eddies bike when it was for sale at the spares Co
 
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