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 Post subject: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:22 pm 
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Bought this from a farmer on a farm, complete with bailer twine. Judging by the state of it its been in a field rather than the barn. Still should clean up ok I hope. Looks like a 1950 Holdsworth La Quelda to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:02 pm 
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Mind it doesn’t wash away when you clean it! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:29 pm 
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Knowing farmers as I do, he probably took back his bit of bailing twine ! :D


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And told you to gerroff his land when you went to collect it


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:44 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
Mind it doesn’t wash away when you clean it! :lol:

Best not used the jet wash then!


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:46 pm 
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PeterPerfect wrote:
Knowing farmers as I do, he probably took back his bit of bailing twine ! :D

Actually the picture is taken once I got it home, he didn't take i off then he helped me into the car with it! He was a really nice bloke, difficult place to find, had to ring up twice. He was out at the side of the road with it so I would see him.


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:02 am 
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A rare breed indeed :) . Sounds like a top bloke all joking aside.


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:49 am 
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A rare breed indeed :) . Sounds like a top bloke all joking aside.

yes, he was to be fair. He did say the gear leaver might need a bit of WD40 - That's got to be the understatement of the year!


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:52 am 
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Getting started on strip down. Nothing too serious so far, a few marks in the frame from the stand under the stays. Fortunately plenty of inner tube has been used on anything clamped on. Broke the big bolt holding the stand on while undoing it. One of the toothed washers on the rear spindle broken and that it so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:30 am 
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Ooh I like that, I can see the potential in it and for once I can't actually say done worse, so chair pulled up and popcorn at the ready.


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