Grey Flash 2751

The history and restoration of a Vincent HRD Grey Flash

I’ll let the pics speak for themselves – with added comments.

When I realised just how satisfactorily the restoration was progressing, the sudden rush of blood to my head caused a veritable nosebleed…
With the wheel in-situ. The T-bar axle is of course temporary.
10 bolt rear hub secured with period Simmonds nuts.
The foot brake assembly has now been completed.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as seeing an exposed thread coated with “copper slip”…
Period nipple and drain plug suitably dulled down.

Here we are, 14 years after I acquired the bike… So much scheming, brain-storming, scouring for parts and information… So many lines of enquiry that ended in vain – but so much fortune and luck too! The realisation of many many years of hard work and dedication – without many people’s assistance and expertise it would never have been possible, especially wizard Bert…

The restoration is now approaching the “vinegar strokes” – the most exiting part. 😚✨

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