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Old 29th January 2007, 21:51   #1
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Default Hidden vintage bike archive, Hyderabad!

I hap'd to meet this gent named Mr. Mody at the 26th jan vintage car/bike rally here & he gave me his address, introducing himself. He happens to be a professional restorer of all makes of 2-wheelers, particularly old ones.

'hap'd to meet him at his home cum workshop the next day wher he showed me his enormous (& rather scary!) collection of restored, unrestored & 'pending' bikes dating back to the 20s! Cant rem. all their names tho....most of them r his.....hez also got a few Vespas & a Lambretta, wich hez selling shortly....he'd also brought one of his early Nortons to the rally, wich hez now sold as well:

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These r among his 'finished' fleet:



Nearly done is this 1947 500cc Sunbeam shaft-drive.....looks lovely altho cudnt imagine being able to take it off its stand!







The name was screen-printed on the tank...neat!







1957 R.Enfield 350....



And at the back of his workshop is this massive 'treasure trove' of various unrestored bikes, bike frames & parts....did seem rather spooky to me!



This is a bike (cant rem. the name!) w/ sumthing like a 4-wheel drive gear tat can enable it to climb up mountain slopes...











This is a relatively 'modern' Honda monkey-bike:

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simply amazing. my jaw's dropped.
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hi all...
many people in hyderabad have bikes and car collection...
there is one Pilot in Sec bad who has more than 50 bikes...

he has about 7-10 Sports bikes and the reset are Vintages...

he gets very angry if someone talks to him about selling them...
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there is a cousin of mine who has 5-6 VW Beetles and other Vintage Cars.

he also had a Ford Mustang V8 few years back...

someone from mumbai came and bought it...
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just one word,

AMAZING .
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Hi

I would like to get in touch with this Mody guy, for spares for my Matchless. He seems to have a few in junk. Do you have his ph. no.

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Cool aaaaawsome

my eys just filled itz realy a cool clasic bike thank you somuch for sharing a priceless machine
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my eys just filled itz realy a cool clasic bike thank you somuch for sharing a priceless machine
Uh, wich one, u mean the Honda monkeybike??
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is the sunbeam a V twin ?
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awesome, where in hyderabad is this place?
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How do I get intouch with this guy? Seems to be a very interesting person to meet. You could mail me his contact details on: kylohere@gmail.com or kylohere@yahoo.com.
Thanks a tonne!
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is the sunbeam a V twin ?
Uh, sorry not very knowledgeable on engines...:(
However, looking closely it doesnt seem to be a V in shape....will confirm it from the owner once...
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awesome, where in hyderabad is this place?
How familiar r u w/ hyd.? Or r u originally from hyd.?
If so, u'd be knowing this locality called Kalyanpuri/Prasanthi Nagar, wich is to the left on the Uppal road, opp. the Survey of India....tats hiw residence cum workshop......he says he had a huge workshop @ Mettuguda (Sec'bad road) tat he sold....do lemme know wen u'll be coming down to hyd. & then I cud take u down to his place....
Kyle, I'll pm u his no. wen my ph. is working (batteryz dead now! :().....

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is the sunbeam a V twin ?
its not a v-twin,but a different type of twin engine called [SIZE=-1]tandem vertical twin[/SIZE]
check this link
http://www.classicglory.com/images/o...m/adinside.jpg
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Mody has Hero Honda Showroom in Hyderabad called Mody Motors.

The Sunbeam is an Inline Twin and is Shaft-Driven. It's like having 2 cylinders one behind the other and then the crank shaft is directly connected to the Rear-Wheel Shaft ...
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