Geoff Ownes

My 1965 Venom Clubman. I have had this bike since 1969 and have recently finished a complete refurbishment after having it in storeage for 30 years whilst family and work took precedence.

The bike left the factory in January, 1965 on route for Australia as a Venom Veeline Clubman and is fitted with Dunlop alloy rims, Lucas comp magneto, close ratio gears and John Tickle 2ls front brake with ‘bacon slicer’ on the front hub. It also has an Amal T10GP2 carby, but since the refurb I have fitted a Mikuni conversion which makes it much easier to start and it idles. The GP2 is being overhauled and may make a comeback at some stage!

My rebuild was a part time affair that took approximately four years to complete with the bike being back on the road since March, 2012 and it has been very enjoyable becoming reacquainted with it once again.
  •  1965 Venom Clubman

    1965 Venom Clubman

  •  1965 Venom Clubman

    1965 Venom Clubman

  •  1965 Venom Clubman

    1965 Venom Clubman