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Gents ..Whilst tracing some scarce Triumph parts I stumbled on the following

 

 

Thay appear to manufactuer some parts for the welbike ........No idea on accuracy or Quality an interesting link

 

Jenkinov

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Speak to Malcom at www.welbikeuk.com quality stuff , hellish engineers , the engineer that makes the items has had welbikes for years he has just brought a MK2 Series 2 in from America to renovate . These guy's are the bees knees , I've just paid them a visit and had my steering sorted its perfect , they are now supplying european dealers with parts .

 

 

Forget the Indian he's bad news ,I know of someone who's had dealings with him, stick with British engineering quality !

 

Dave

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How can i get hold of this guy?

 

Richard

 

He is well known in MVT circles, I believe that he lives in the Wiltshire area? He has written several articles on motorcycles.

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Hi Ron,

 

Thats good. As you probably guessed from my thread, im building a replica Welbike.

 

I have about one and half engines, now i need an original to take some accurate measurements from.

 

Would you be agreeable to letting me do this?

 

Thanks, Richard

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Shouldn't be a problem. Send me a PM for my email address. Ron

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What a great little motorbike.

 

Here is a photo you may not have seen before. Just out of interest.

 

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This is an image from the Imperial War Museum Collection. THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45<a href="http://www.iwm.org.uk/corporate/privacy-copyright" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">© IWM (H 23383)</a>

 

Original photo link here - <a href="http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205198631#" rel="nofollow">www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205198631#</a>

 

Welbike - folding 2-stroke motorcycle - as used by 1st Airborne Division, 29 August 1942.

 

DesertBlooms88

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What a great little motorbike.

 

Here is a photo you may not have seen before. Just out of interest.

 

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This is an image from the Imperial War Museum Collection. THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45<a href="http://www.iwm.org.uk/corporate/privacy-copyright" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">© IWM (H 23383)</a>

 

Original photo link here - <a href="http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205198631#" rel="nofollow">www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205198631#</a>

 

Welbike - folding 2-stroke motorcycle - as used by 1st Airborne Division, 29 August 1942.

 

DesertBlooms88

 

Wouldn't this one be a prototype with those tanks? Never seen that image in that greater quality before

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Wouldn't this one be a prototype with those tanks? Never seen that image in that greater quality before

 

I see what you mean.

 

I just hit the website link and aswell as this image if you enter a search for welbike they have two others.

 

Both images show a welbike being assembled from some kind case and they have the other tanks fitted.

 

looks like they are demonstrating the bikes use in the field as it were straight from transport box.

 

Airborne soldiers retrieve folding motorcycles or 'Welbikes' from equipment containers, Bulford, 9 June 1943.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205199047

 

Paratroopers retrieve a Welbike (lightweight folding motorcycle) from an equipment container on the drop-zone, during a large-scale airborne forces exercise, 22 April 1944.

 

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205201711

 

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Edited by DesertBlooms88

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Yes that picture is on of the six prototypes built before production of the MK1 commenced. Two of these prototypes are still surviving. Note the slick tyres on the prototype. Ron

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Exactly so Richard. That one was bought from that website by a Dutch friend of mine. The other one was found on a council rubbish tip years ago by a man not far from me. He also had a Mk1 and a Mk2. I visited him several times over the years, and he agreed to sell me all three. But he died last year before it happened. He left everything to his nephew and I know not what has happened to them.

BTW I was talking to Andy Tiernan at last weeks Kempton jumble. He and a friend are now producing most parts for Welbikes including complete frames. I was quite impressed with the saddle they had on display. Could be worth a call!

 

Ron

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I know the person you are on about, i believe his name is Duncan, i have his phone number if you are interested. He does a lot of ebay selling of parts based in Leiston.

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Thanks Martyn. I met him at Bob's funeral and I think you are right with Duncan. Perhaps you could PM me some details.

 

Cheers Ron

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PM Sent

 

Thanks for that Martyn. I'll give it a go!

 

Can I also apologize for all the PM's I haven't replied to. I had know idea they were there till I looked for Martyn's! Other forums I use send you an email to tell you about a PM. I guess I'll have to look more regularly.

 

Ron

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Would that be the Welbike UK people Ron?

I've looked at their website, it all looks really good. But since i have the equipment and the skills i want to do as much as possible myself, thats the enjoyable bit for me. Plus doing the engineering drawings will give me something to do in the evenings when im away on work.

 

Hopefully i'll give you a ring over the christmas holiday. Cheers, Richard

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Would that be the Welbike UK people Ron?

I've looked at their website, it all looks really good. But since i have the equipment and the skills i want to do as much as possible myself, thats the enjoyable bit for me. Plus doing the engineering drawings will give me something to do in the evenings when im away on work.

 

Hopefully i'll give you a ring over the christmas holiday. Cheers, Richard

 

Welbike UK and the Leiston person are two separate suppliers. Welbike UK is based at a professional engineering workshop where they have the capability to make just about anything to precise measurements. Thats where i got my wheels from which they machined out of a solid piece of metal, but of course you are paying a lot more for this service.

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Would that be the Welbike UK people Ron?

I've looked at their website, it all looks really good. But since i have the equipment and the skills i want to do as much as possible myself, thats the enjoyable bit for me. Plus doing the engineering drawings will give me something to do in the evenings when im away on work.

 

Hopefully i'll give you a ring over the christmas holiday. Cheers, Richard

It's as Martyn says Richard. It's more of a money making hobby for Andy Tiernan and his mate. His main business is selling classic bikes http://www.andybuysbikes.com

 

Ron

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