Derbyshire ??? NO ! It's a Rumble chassis !

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Derbyshire ??? NO ! It's a Rumble chassis !

Unread postby maturin » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:31 pm

Hello

Can anyone help me?
I bought an F2 sidecar fitted with pc25 engine. The saler told me that it was a Derbyshire sidecar, but on the steering head is stamped DRRD 83/103 ...

What's this DRRD ? Derbyshire?

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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby maturin » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:18 am

Has anyone any information about my sidecar?

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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby steve-e » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:06 am

The people who might know are probably racing this weekend. I expect on Monday when everyone gets back from racing you will get a good answer :) 8-)
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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby paul33 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:54 am

Hi from what I can see the front and rear hubs, swinging arm and forks are Terry Windle's work. I do not think Terry ever used a round tube across the frame to the sidecar wheel, he preferred a fabricated box with a "top hat" section. Cheers

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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby maturin » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:19 pm

Thanks Paul

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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby tufty113 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:45 pm

looks more like windle to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby chick marsh » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:57 pm

some of the frame looks like the rumble that i have sitting in my workshop but not the swing arm or forks

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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby maturin » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:28 pm

We are ok to say that the front and rear are from Terry Windle, but the chassis ???
I searched on the web for DRRD, but nothing....I think it was made in the UK, because it have been sell by Davedean75 there's a few time. I sent him a message but no answer.

Nobody have never seen this sidecar? :shock:

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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby Triplebrew2 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:12 pm

DRRD Derek Rumble Racing Developments- maybe.
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Re: Derbyshire ???

Unread postby lee a » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:23 pm

Did Doug rankin ever build one
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Re: Derbyshire ??? NO ! So, what is this chassis ???

Unread postby maturin » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:20 pm

I didn't find any photo of Derek Rumble's chassis, but visibly he makes vintage sidecars.... no?

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Re: Derbyshire ??? NO ! So, what is this chassis ???

Unread postby realroadracer » Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:56 pm

It may well be an old Derbyshire. Much of John's work 'resembled' Windle's. The wheels that he had cast were very similar, as was the swinging arm. I know at least one of Derbyshire's chassis was built using Windle running gear.
Pat Gallagher would probably be able to identify it one way or another.
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Re: Derbyshire ??? NO ! So, what is this chassis ???

Unread postby mrequipe » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:39 pm

Defo Windle running gear ;) I think Grant is on the money with Derek Rumble, I think that bike originally had a 600 yam in it. ;) The mounting of the pedal box and the tube from the sidecar joining the downtubes are very Rumble ish ;)
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Re: Derbyshire ??? NO ! So, what is this chassis ???

Unread postby maturin » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:26 pm

The other side

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Re: Derbyshire ??? NO ! So, what is this chassis ???

Unread postby G JONES » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:18 am

As Mike said - looks quite like Rumble - here's a picture of a Rumble - may even be the same bike - the previous owner of this bike lives near to us....
AFAIK - Derek (Rumble) used to use Windle Forks / Wheels etc - so looking more like it being one of Derek's bikes - if it had been a derbyshire - wheels would be different - I've got both Windle & Derbyshire wheels here - so will have to take a look when I get a minute...
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