Thursday, April 9, 2015
Francis-Barnett Cruiser 89 Twin
"The Fanny B from Conventry." Like Mister G's James Comet, I turned this up on Amherst Island back in the 80's. It ran (sort of) but had spent many years neglected in a barn. All there but, as you can see, "tatty" doesn't even begin to describe its condition. It sat in my barn for a decade or so before I finally accepted that it was ugly and under-powered and that I'd have to put more money into it to restore it than it was worth. So, it passed hands to someone else with less, or perhaps more, scruples but who subsequently discovered it had a crack in the crankcase. I've no idea where it is today and I don't lose any sleep over it.