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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:19 am

adrie.degraaff wrote:
brenton.roy wrote:.
Adrie, surely a tricycle would be suicidal at 30mph on anything but a billiard table?
Brenton

I can answer that in june,....or not anymore.

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:33 am

....or not anymore, :lol:[/quote]

You can laugh but you'll have to finish the 1905 racer than.

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:58 am

brenton.roy wrote:Would it be possible to have a photo with a few Arrows pointing to controls


The carb, preheating tube is on the rightside before (Aug. 1898 ?) and on the left after, I don't know why but this could be important.
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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:07 pm

Hello All,

Clearing out my old Chevals I noticed a 'Ralph Ramblings' from april '96 about a picture he recieved from a Mr Alex Scott.
I'll try to scan the article , but this is the photo:
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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:14 pm

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:40 am

If only mr.Scott could send a better scan than I could clear things, there could be a better picture in the club arcive, the exhaust tube is bigger than the bar next to it so it's a big engine.
It has no gears.
The rearwheel is 1 3/4 inch so could be a molested tandem.

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:39 am

Just found a New Sealand book "vintage motor cycling" by M.A. Bull, in it a buyer of a 1899 Comiot tricycle with a De Dion engine bought becouse of the strong dubbel frontforks.

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:13 pm

adrie.degraaff wrote:Just found a New zealand book "vintage motor cycling" by M.A. Bull, in it a buyer of a 1899 Comiot tricycle with a De Dion engine bought becouse of the strong dubbel frontforks.

This book gives proof that picture 1 is not an Ariel but a Comiot as is picture 2 and 3, why?, becouse Comiot is the only tricycle having from left to right, engine, cycle cain, drive gear, brake disc.
This is a big step forward, only one question remaining; is the Beaulieu tricycle the first Australian model with a newer engine?.
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Postby leon.mitchell » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:06 pm

Mr Acton-Adams from New Zealand bought his tricycle in Paris, and took it home with him to NZ. He met with M. Comiot in Paris when shopping for his machine. M. Comiot, in addition to building Comiot tricycles in France, was also a director of the British Eadie Manufacturing Co. Mr Acton-Adams paid 5 pounds extra to have his Comiot machine fitted with "an English Eadie axle and wheels, which are much stronger than French ones".
Eadie were, like Components Ltd, suppliers of parts to the trade. Parts like tricycle bits.
An Ariel tricycle came to Australia in early 1898. As I've noted many times before it's not entirely clear who built it, or whose parts were used in constructing it: if it used a British Eadie axle it wouldn't surprise, because then, as now, there was much cudos associated with British manufacture.
The advert below shows the close link between Comiot in France and Eadie in Britain. Eadie were later tied in to Royal Enfield, and ultimately BSA.
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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:35 am

From this 1899 story you could read that the better Eadie rear axel was the latest on the marked, so if the top picture (man with head) has the same it cann't be much earlier than 1899.


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