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brand new Norvin!

Discussion in 'Vincent' started by jimbo, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Bernhard


    Apr 20, 2011
    [QUOTE="Fast Eddie, post: 292179, member: 5411"
    The best looking Norvin frame I've seen was made by Degens, he used the same radius a Manx uses on the top, rear, bend... But used it at the bottom front, so that 'space' wasn't there. Nice.[/QUOTE]

    This is the advantage of going to a custom frame builder like Dave Degens -he will make a frame to go around the engine- he has the old world type of manual tube bender, (wish I had one of them) if you ever went into his workshop you might have seen him or his assistant hanging vertical on an extra-long tommy bar tube whilst bending a frame tube on the tube bender and getting it not to spring back again!
  2. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Oct 4, 2013
    Yes I saw it, I even swung on it! The dream team at Dresda was (perhaps still is) Dave, Herb, Russell and of course Theresa (Mrs Degens).

    Herb was the main frame man. Never knew his real name, just know it wasn’t Herb!

    Everyone had nick names of course, including a young fella called ‘one lap’... cos he made a rev counter bracket for my racer once, it looked lovely, but I said “that won’t last one lap”and it didn’t!

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