I am a 45 year old company director who in my spare time enjoys restoring and riding old British bikes (which I don't sell). You can see most of the bikes on my web site which is www.millergraphics.com/peter Nearly all my old bikes were bought as basket cases taken apart many years ago by people who then lost interest. Both Velocettes were in this state. The first one I built (in 1996) ELW 15C was a big challenge as I knew nothing about any Velo at the time so joining the club was a priority and using the knowledge of gurus such as Eric Bushel was essential. I can clearly remember as I was first rebuilding the gear box phoning Eric and while talking drawing and faxing him a picture of the part I had left over asking where it went! ELW 15C is a 1965 Venom Clubman which has a Kevlar type clutch, 12v electrics via 60 watt dynamo, Ktec convertor and voltage l.e.d, Alloy rims, TLC brake a Mk2 Concentric carb. The engine and gear box and rolling chassis were completely overhauled and the paint is all stove enamel (the tanks have a lacquer over the black to give that extra depth to the colour). I modified the engine breathing as suggested in fishtail, and blocked the original breather through the crankshaft with no repercussions. I bought the pile of bits from a man who has a stainless engineering company so it came with most bolts and nuts in stainless. I toured Sweden on this in August 98 and had a great time with no mechanical problems. 889 KPA is a 1959 Venom Clubmanised which has a Kevlar type clutch (but not the chainwheel) 12v electrics via Alton alternator and voltage l.e.d, Alloy rims, rev counter, TLC brake a Mk2 Concentric carb. The engine and gear box and rolling chassis were completely overhauled and the paint is all stove enamel. This also has modified the engine breathing. The restoration had been started by the previous owner but I decided to take it apart and start again. As of now Oct 99 it has only done about 500 miles so it is not nearly as smooth to ride as the other one.
1965 Venom Clubman
1959 Venom Clubmanised