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 Post subject: Royal Enfield Revelation
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:32 am
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Location: Kent
Just finished rebuilding a 1965 Royal Enfield Revelation I found a while ago.
Very pleased with it, heres some before & after shots:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:19 pm 
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Joined: Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:40 pm
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Hi Cockroach, I have recently got hold of a revelation, or it would be more truthful to say, frame and forks. just wondering if you still have the parts you stripped from your original, I would like to try and rebuild mine as original as possible. I would be grateful if you could let me know if you still have them and how much you would be willing to take for them. Thanks in anticipation, Chris.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:25 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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I personally would have kept the Dynohub...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:46 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:15 pm
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Location: Gloucester
Nice to see a Revelation on here: )
I got a couple & if there is any real interest I'll upload some more pics. Plus I have done a bit of research on these machines.

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These are rare bikes, only made for 18 months or so before Royal Enfield went bust.
Don't compare them with your Raleigh 20 machines, etc. Revs were designed as load carriers & they are tough, with a longer wheelbase!
Excellent for customising if they need a repaint; )

They will take 22" wheels also:
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Here with a coaster rear. Changes the machine totally for me.

Here's a good pic of the varieties available in 1966ish: )
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I recommend Revelations; )
Be different, go retro & have fun.
John.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:04 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:02 pm
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Location: north hamshire
nice ones,original saddles look in really good nick.by the time ive warmed the engine and demisted i could have been half way up the shops.albet really nifty round the foot paths.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:20 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:15 pm
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Location: Gloucester
I'm not a big fan of the mattress saddles, but they are comfortable.
Give me a Brooks every time; )
Or Turbos.
Quite nifty on the road too: )


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:42 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:15 pm
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Location: Gloucester
Anybody notice the chain-wheel on the blue one above?
Royal Enfield alloy from early 50s! Very early for an alloy chain-set.
Taken/borrowed from my early 50s Royal Enfield Superlight.
As on the Royal Enfield Bullet from 1949 & rare as, whatever.....
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Royal Enfields have a long, illustrious history: )


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:04 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: north hamshire
pretty smart so clean looks modern[looks slightly like the symbol for radio activity].the big one in pic one looks good an all.i will have to start paying more attention to chain rings. well done mate !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:00 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:15 pm
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Location: Gloucester
I always thought it was cool. Some people don't 'get' small wheelers, but I do; )
It ain't Radioactive (I know what you mean: ) but it's nice innit?
A good chain-wheel with the right number of teeth is always good: )


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 6:44 pm 
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Joined: Sat May 28, 2016 6:29 pm
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Alert for Revelation fans, there's one on eBay ending in couple of days. What's the fascination?

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