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Stuart brown
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September 4, 2013 - 7:15 pm
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My new project for the winter is to get this bike up to a tidy runner.

It is a 1953 ( I am told) Sarolea, 'Oiseau Bleu' or Blue Bird.

It has a Belgian (?) number plate, and has (probably the original) Belgian made tyres!

Sarolea was a leading Belgian motorcycle manufacturer, racing bikes as far back as 1902, but during the war was involved with FN making arms. They came by the design as part of the war reparations - as did BSA.

This bike is based on the DKW design - as is the first Bantam but with the gears, kick star and brake mirror imaged.

Currently searching for any information on this model.

Will add photos as the rebuild begins.

 

Stu brown

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September 4, 2013 - 7:26 pm
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With such a rare beast as they then its probably worth joining the VMCC as they have an extensive library  of material plus they will be able to provide a dating certificate for re-registering. They will possibly also have a Sarolea Marque Specialist, worth contacting them anyway.

Phil

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Thanks for tip. I wll contact them this weekend.

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not at weekends unfortunately, as below.

 The Club Headquarters are manned from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday, 9.00 to 4.00pm Friday.  Direct dial numbers only available during office hours

BSA Bantam D1 "150" in use regularly often as general purpose transport, quite a few other bikes as well. Cornwall Area Rep. 

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