HISTORY AT 100 MPH: 1951 NORTON MANX

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HISTORY AT 100 MPH: 1951 NORTON MANX

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Re: HISTORY AT 100 MPH: 1951 NORTON MANX

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Sexy AF...apart from the red brakes.
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Yeah lovely, until Bellwood added the brakes.
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There is so much wrong with that, a fred-in-a-shed bitsa bodge-up, it's horrid.

This is what a Manx should look like

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Is it 'just' the too long forks that are making it sit back? Or is the engine canted back a degree or two in the frame as well??
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Re: HISTORY AT 100 MPH: 1951 NORTON MANX

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You’ve already got my opinion in the other thread.

If they’re selling that as a 1951 Manx Norton, they are criminal fraudsters.
JackyJoll wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:04 pm
Skub wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:57 pm What do you reckon this old girl will sell for at auction?

https://www.bikebound.com/2021/07/28/no ... SP9NZdK5_Q

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Purposefully pleasing,though I could do without the red Suzuki shoes.
That lash-up is worth the price of the parts.

That’s a frame from a roadgoing Norton.

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Re: HISTORY AT 100 MPH: 1951 NORTON MANX

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Tricky wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:52 am There is so much wrong with that, a fred-in-a-shed bitsa bodge-up, it's horrid.
Yeah it's pretty horrid, I'm not a pedant when it comes to bikes, I don't care if it's not standard if it looks good, but that just looks like a lash-up.

The way it's written tells you everything about them, they describe the Manx Norton, then weave in a loose description of the actual bike, which isn't a Manx Norton, but they want you to think it is.
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The backward slope on the engine really grates with me.