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Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:10 am

Vincent has send me this picture of an first model engine in front tricycle like mine, half front guard no rearguards.
They are in line for a run on the rightside of the road?, all wooden wheels and a Mercer? car in front, Renault? second.
November 1898 would fit.
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Postby brenton.roy » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:50 am

It's a pity it's not a tiny bit clearer Adrie. The smaller writing on the no.17 sign could give a clue. There are a lot of vehicles for pre 1900. It must have been a big event.
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Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:29 am

Maybe, just maybe you are looking at your own engine Adrie !

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:59 am

Will need a much better picture for that to know.

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Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:16 am

The pic comes from here : http://ariel-motorcycles.jlbweb.fr/alb_ ... alogue.php
There is a second picture that could be from the same occasion, inside a hall with all (competitors?) lined up.
As it's a French website perhaps the pictures are also from somewhere in France, that would explain the lining up on the right side of the road.
Maybe someone who knows a lot about fashion could pin point the country or year?
Surely events like this where a novium in those days, there must be more pictures..............somewhere

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby leon.mitchell » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:51 am

The event is the Thousand Miles Trial, held in England in April 1900. The two cars in front are 12 h.p. Panhards: A17 was driven by none other than C. S. Rolls, later of Rolls Royce fame. There were several Ariels in the field, including the tricycle shown, another tricycle with a Whippet tandem attachment (basically a front-wheel-less bicycle somehow attached near the back of the tricycle, where a "passenger" sat and pedaled along using a Whippet 2-speed gear - think 4 wheels in a diamond pattern, the two central wheels in line with rider and passenger seats, and you'll get the idea) and an Ariel quadricycle.

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:49 pm

There is only one relevant question; was there a watercooled 2-1/4 Ariel?
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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:22 pm

adrie.degraaff wrote:There is only one relevant question; was there a watercooled Ariel?

They're all water cooled, it raining! :D sorry, I'll go away

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:36 pm

Steven.Carter wrote:They're all water cooled, it raining!


During the Dutch rally the will only be rain on your tent :twisted:

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Re: Ariel tricycle

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:40 pm

adrie.degraaff wrote:
Steven.Carter wrote:They're all water cooled, it raining!


During the Dutch rally the will only be rain on your tent :twisted:


Hmmmm, me thinks you haven't seen my new tent. Prepare to be amazed


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