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This was my 'learning motor-mechanics' project bike - I never finished it. It came from the end of the back garden of my cousin's boyfriend's Dad. The 'Brave' is an early 50's (mine was a '52) side-valve 250cc solid frame throwback - backward even for the early 50's. Despite its long sojourn at the back of a garden we actually got it running and I had a ride on it before I started 'fixing' it. It's downfall, so far as I was concerned, was a knackered advance-retard mechanism on its points. I gave it to my friend Andy 'Moto-Morini' Kemp who found all of the requisite bits and finished the job. He wrote an article about it for Classic Bike although it was far from a classic! I'll try and find that issue of the magazine and add a few more pictures...