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    Default Re: Dictionaries and the Thumb Index

    Quote Originally Posted by eachan View Post
    Were they making Velocettes as late as 1968? I had a Venom - not Thruxton - but it was made in 1957. Great bike.

    We are now returning to dictionaries. Apologies for the side-tracking.
    Digressing further....

    I'm not an expert by any road, but I can't remember seeing a Vellocette made after 1960. I remember seeing new Gold Star BSAs through the 1960s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eachan View Post
    Were they making Velocettes as late as 1968? I had a Venom - not Thruxton - but it was made in 1957. Great bike.

    We are now returning to dictionaries. Apologies for the side-tracking.
    Digressing further....

    I'm not an expert by any road, but I can't remember seeing a Vellocette made after 1960. I remember seeing new Gold Star BSAs through the 1960s.
    We should really start a new thread but Velocettes were made until 1971, I haven't researched this but after 1971 you could find Velocette engines in a few specials, one that I recall from about 1973 was a very pretty Indian Velocette - that is the US bike maker not the country. Perhaps they were marrying already built engines to any makers cycle parts.

    This Venom belonging to the aged owner is an F registration which stands for 1968.



    eta link to site selling a 1975 Indian Velocette

    https://www.classicsportbikesforsale...ocette-engine/
    Last edited by Fermata; September 19th, 2021 at 01:45 PM.

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    I got rid of my 50 year old Websters, in not needing it. What I needed was the version after mine that told me when the word entered the language. That I get on line.
    I'm writing a western can can not use words that are too young; like short list from 1927.

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