Here is a nice Chater Lea for you to view
Well it has been a while, but I am back blogging again, got a few new and interesting things things to share with any one out there who might be interested.
I have had this old Chater Lea thin tube for a few years now, but have not featured it yet.
I have been riding it quite bit lately and remembering what a evil handling beast it is.
Even so, I like to get them all out into the sun every now and then and push them along a bit A view from the cockpit.
These are single worst brakes that I have ever experienced, and I have ridden on a few real bad ones!
They nearly finished me, when one of the brake blocks flipped out at high speed, and of course, just as I was heading into a crowded roundabout in heavy morning traffic!
I had to hang on tight, and just drive through the mess of cars and trucks that was in front of me, and believe me, this don't handle like no track bike, somehow we both made it through in one piece.
I felt very 'awake' after that experience I can tell you.
But all that being said, it is actually a pretty nice ride when out on a quite back country road on a sunny day, it is pretty hard to imagine racing on it though.