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    Where is it now ?

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    Britsportscar

    Posts : 1
    Join date : 2019-12-31
    Age : 66
    Location : Tetbury

    Where is it now ? Empty Where is it now ?

    Post  Britsportscar on Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:13 pm

    My first bike back in 1969 was a 1959 Cruiser 80 which I bought from a motorbike dealer in Salford.
    It cost me the princely sum of £8
    Of course being 16 I had no idea what I had, or how to look after it.
    I rode it (and frequently got gravel rash - the tyres were still original and had gone hard !) for quite a few years. Even riding it on New Year's Day from Manchester to Bristol - that was so cold, but made it in one piece without any problems.
    It eventually ended up in my garden shed in pieces after I got married, and one day my wife told me that it had to go.
    I advertised it locally in Gloucester, and sold it I seem to recall for £20.

    I wonder if any of it remains anywhere.

    The reg was XYH 159
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    John Wakefield

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    Join date : 2017-08-31

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    Post  John Wakefield on Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:13 pm

    Britsportscar wrote:My first bike back in 1969 was a 1959 Cruiser 80 which I bought from a motorbike dealer in Salford.
    It cost me the princely sum of £8
    Of course being 16 I had no idea what I had, or how to look after it.
    I rode it (and frequently got gravel rash - the tyres were still original and had gone hard !) for quite a few years. Even riding it on New Year's Day from Manchester to Bristol - that was so cold, but made it in one piece without any problems.
    It eventually ended up in my garden shed in pieces after I got married, and one day my wife told me that it had to go.
    I advertised it locally in Gloucester, and sold it I seem to recall for £20.

    I wonder if any of it remains anywhere.

    The reg was XYH 159

    XYH159 was last on a Volkswagen which has been untaxed since 1994, so if the bike is still about it will be on an age related number.
    Vehicle make VOLKSWAGEN
    Date of first registration May 1981
    Year of manufacture 1981
    Cylinder capacity 1588 cc
    CO₂ emissions Not available
    Fuel type PETROL
    Euro status Not available
    Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Not available
    Export marker No
    Vehicle status Untaxed
    Vehicle colour GOLD
    Vehicle type approval Not available
    Wheelplan 2 AXLE RIGID BODY
    Revenue weight Not available
    Date of last V5C (logbook) issued 17 August 1992

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