VCH UK bikes - engine numbers ?

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VCH UK bikes - engine numbers ?

Postby ralfarvid » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:34 pm

Attaching five photos of UK owned VCH bikes.
Would it be possible to get more info about these bikes?

Better photos, info and engine numbers?
I would like to update my old VCH article with more pictures & information.

/Ralf Arvidsson, Sweden
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VCH-5.jpg
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VCH-3.jpg
VCH-2.jpg
VCH-1.jpg

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Re: VCH UK bikes - engine numbers ?

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:16 am

Non of these frames are COM just a CO engine in a frame, as far as i can find they started at CO 101 and ended at CO 160.
You can find info under "fourstroke" - "search" -VCH.

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Re: VCH UK bikes - engine numbers ?

Postby charvey » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:42 pm

Hi,I dont know where you got the picture of Chass Rycrafts Ariel VCH from, did he send it to you,I bought the bike from Chass earlier on this year its frame no., starts XG,and the engine starts TC,and it was first reg 10/08/1951, Chass has owned the bike for 30+ years and had not used it for a while, its starting to look a bit better now but not to much I like the way Chass had built it over the years he had owned and I don't like bikes to clean just good mechanics and rideable, Cheers hope the info helps Clive.

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Re: VCH UK bikes - engine numbers ?

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:52 pm

Is that the last one? Looks like it would be fun getting it muddy.
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Re: VCH UK bikes - engine numbers ?

Postby charvey » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:15 am

Its the Ariel with the red tank it was in the shed as shown,regards Clive

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Re: VCH UK bikes - engine numbers ?

Postby nevhunter » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:27 pm

The roundbase goes past engine number CO173 which was despatched 2 June 1950 from the factory to Australia. ( note correction) Had frame #. I don't know when the engine type went square base. Nev


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