Good morning guys ( & gals ) A newbie to this forum, but not restos, I've done many.
Just collected a 60-ish Leader, no numbers or paperwork, but it has matching engine & frame numbers, no screen or fittings & I wouldn't
buy it until I knew a screen was available, as it will look naff without!!
It will be a total nut & bolt restoration.
No rust as such anywhere, but the wheels are shot, new rims & spokes already ordered, no chain cases or panniers, so I'll have to make them.
Started 3rd kick & seems to run ok, silencers shabby but they might re-chrome, I wasn't expecting to see a plywood seat-base & thought a previous has cobbled it up, but I see they ARE like that!!
The point-cover is missing so I will need to make one of those as well
Initial findings are that its 95% there, only 1 x 3/8 x 24 screw holding each side-panel !! All in all, it seems a nice project, & there will probably
be a few questions from you experts out there, but here's one to be going on with, I found this chrome-tube with a 'handle' about 220mm long
x 12mm dia, in the frame-tube under the seat, I assumed it was a seat-release like my Bonnie, but no, it has a couple of wire 'loops' at the end,
& I can't imagine what this thing is, & I suspect i'm about to be bombarded with the answer!!