Has anyone got one?
They were, as the name states, a special edition built in 1977 for Queenies 25th year on the throne.
My oldest friend, as in time known, not his age (we're both 43, & we've known each other for almost 40 of those years) has one.
It's apparantly partially dismantled (probably only wheels out & bars turned sideways) & lives in his (or his mothers?) loft
He tells me it was 'greased up' before storage (coming from a farming background, he knows about machinery perservation)
I've tried to persuade him to resurrect it, if only for me to photograph it, but to no avail - yet!
I called yesterday whilst out riding by his house, & he was quite taken with my Ridley Orion
, & couldn't believe the weight (but being incredulous at being told that it was still heavy!)
The 'SJ' was mentioned again.
Oh, & he's still got (so he tells me) his old Triumph Palm-Beach somewhere in one of his outbuildings.
Richard A Thackeray
Featherstone Road Club
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