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 Post subject: 1943 Simplex Servi-Cyle
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 15:18 pm 
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Anyone got one? :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:21 pm 
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Location: Netherlands
Yes, I do! haven't been following this stuff here for a long time, there is also a second one in the Dead Man's Corner Museum in Saint-Côme-du-Mont France.

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They are extremely rare!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:43 pm 
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There is a lot of confusion about these bikes, and many postwar ones are said to be WW2, but if they have the crashbars, they are usually postwar, there are many many differences!

This is an exception, the Canadians tested one of these, and found them unsatisfactory, so no orders were placed, so here is a normal civvy 1942ish model;

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After the war the US Navy and Airforce also used basicly civvy models, mostly the post 1949 model, like this one;

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Mine is still in parts, and am still trying to find a flywheel for it, but everything on Ebay goes for big bucks, but I'll keep trying, and one of these days, it will be done.

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Lex


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