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Offline Scrumpy

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Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« on: February 16, 2018, 18:15 »
I am trying to help somebody find some pics or history on this UK bike. I am assuming he has done the DVLA thing. Hopefully somebody will recognise the paint job. Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 20:19 »
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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 21:14 »
Quite possibly a 1983 RGS most likely manufactured in a small village in the Veneto in Italy. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 21:16 »
There's always one. :laugh:

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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 21:35 »
Quite possibly a 1983 RGS most likely manufactured in a small village in the Veneto in Italy. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 08:19 »
Thanks guys. So we have narrowed it down a bit!

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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 09:04 »
Are the wheels in the background from the Arter Matchless wheelbarrow?

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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 09:05 »
In the late 80's there was an RGS with similar paint scheme in the Exeter area, I did not know the owner though ! 

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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2018, 09:33 »
Are the wheels in the background from the Arter Matchless wheelbarrow?

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Wheelbarrows only have one wheel ... they can't be Matchless.
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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2018, 12:44 »
they are not Arter Matchless
but Utter Useless.

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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2018, 19:58 »
In the late 80's there was an RGS with similar paint scheme in the Exeter area, I did not know the owner though !

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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2018, 22:03 »
What is more interesting than the body work and the wheelbarrow wheels is: :o Who's the inventor the down-draught triple head prototype?
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Re: Does anybody recognise this bodywork?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2018, 07:55 »
Hi Scrumpy,
Is this RGS registered ATA96Y? If it's the bike that I think that it is I know some of it's history, frame broken in downtube areas or evidence of it having happened? Gold wheels? Bike belonged to a friend of mine, Bushy's sticker on the tail is from our trip to the 1988
IOMTT, albeit he took is Mk 1 Le Mans-he didn't own that RGS then, Gourlizon sticker is from when he took it to Brittany for the "real bikes" rally in the 1990's. Can tell you a bit more if it is the bike that I mentioned above.
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