Archive for June, 2011

July Meeting

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

The July section meeting will be Saturday, July 9th, at 4 PM, at Steve and Corina Doherty’s house.  We will have various meats on the BBQ, along with some genuine Tommy’s chili to make chili burgers.  Details in the June K17.


Tom rode his Norvin to the meeting, a round trip of about 170 miles.  Photo by Liz Phaneuf

Rare Amal ‘tidy’ Bars

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Carleton Palmer mentions special Amal bars that some early Series A bikes had in his section review in the June MPH.  A few days later, Doug Sawicki of the Motor City section phoned me to track down information about an early Comet in California that has one of these rare optional setups.  I put Doug in touch with Chris McIntosh, and Chris kindly filled in some details and provided some pictures.  Turns out there are two variations, ‘clean’ bars and ‘tidy’ bars.  Carleton was describing clean bars, where the cables can be run inside the handlebars.  Chris has tidy bars, where the brake and spark advance both attach to a common clamp, and the lifter and clutch levers both attach to a common clamp.  It is possible to have both setups, clean and tidy.  Thanks, Chris, for sending these photos of your tidy bar setup.

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