1927 MOTOCONFORT 308. Similar SCHWINN EXCELSIOR L18 Vintage Antique Bicycle Bike

Sale price: £4500 ≈ $5990 ≈ €5047 ≈ ₿0.31 btc

Item location: Brighton, UK United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Brand: other
Year: 1927
Condition: --not specified
ID11939
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Here on ebay from November 2013

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1927 Motoconfort Model 308 MC1


308cc 2-Stroke Belt-Drive


Frame No 150 - Oldest Known Example?


In Running Order 


 


Horizontal Coil Spring


RARE MOTORCYCLE BUILT UNDER LICENSE


FROM TRIUMPH IN ENGLAND


SIMILAR TO THE AMERICAN SCHWINN EXCELSIOR 'L18'


 


With its mellowed paint and overall patina. it's difficult to tell whether this beautiful old French belt drive machine is an older restoration or cosmetically original.


Frame No 150 could be be the oldest surviving example.


It was in storage in a private collection for decades before my friend Alain uncovered it. He has fired it up. After a basic service it would be ready for a new owner to ride.


The design of the machine is similar to that of Great Britain's Triumph Junior. a 225cc lightweight made from 1913 to 1926. German Triumph sold a similar model. called the Triumph Knirps ('Nipper'). The Junior filled a niche market. established by the Wall Autowheel. which had encouraged cyclists to upgrade to motorcycles and. in particular. female riders.


Ignatz Schwinn manufactured the Junior under license in the USA (as Excelsior). between 1916 and 1920. upgrading the engine to 269cc. It was called the Excelsior 'L18. '


As production of the Junior ended in 1926. and the 308 appeared in the same year. presumably Motobecane bought the rights. upgrading the frame to incorporate a saddle tank rather than the original flat tank design. which went out of fashion at this time.


The Triumph Junior would therefore have been made in various forms in Britain. Germany. France and America.


An outstanding feature of the Triumph Junior - and this French Motoconfort 308 - is its 'rocking-action' fork with trademark horizontal coil spring.


This was subsequently used in America for bicycles. notably the 1938 Schwinn Autocycle and. in the late 1960s. the Stingray Krate.


 


THE HORIZONTAL COIL SPRING


The original  Triumph Junior’s rocking-action fork. with its trademark horizontal coil spring (above). also appeared as an optional extra on the Schwinn Autocycle bicycle (below)


 


Its legacy even continued into more recent times. as Schwinn also used the Triumph’s springer on their ‘Krate’ series of Chopper bicycles of the late 1960s


 


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. and worldwide delivery too.


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INFO ON THE FRONT FORK - http://www. oldbike. eu/museum/1930s/1930-1934/1930-excelsior-triumph-motobike/


THE MOTOBECANE CLUB - http://www. motobecane-club-de-france. org/gamme/308/308. htm


 


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You will need basic mechanical skills (or a local mechanic) to use one on a regular basis.


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