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A lovely machine – respectable times too!  Seen at the 2008 Festival of 1000 Bikes. 

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  • Year: 1928
  • Decade: 1920s
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One Response to “Bernie White’s 1928 Douglas SW5”

  1. I had a similar model, it had a hand change gear lever originally, which I converted to foot change, (not ‘positive stop’)
    I also had a one piece saddle made, to accommodate a pillion rider.
    It had no kick start, but one didn’t have to ‘bump’ start it, you could just push it along quickly and let the clutch in.
    I sold it for about 15 pounds ( aaahhhh!!!) in I think it was about 1956.
    The previous owner was an RAF Flying Officer named Axel-Berg I believe. I bought it from a relation of his in Eastliegh, near Southampton, in about 1950 or ’51. It was dismantled, and the parts all in wooden boxes, and everything oiled.

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