1960 Velocette LE shifter. Some days it pays to be a bit addicted to several automotive related web sites.
jlenham, you are correct -- here is the ebay link . Might I ask what site you saw this beast featured on? -Vince
It was also featured on Barn Finds
Saw it on barn finds. It's a very cool bike!
Sheesh, I was gonna say it was for opening the door on some '70s bus.
Interesting tid bit from Wikipedia: Velocettes did see widespread adoption by British police forces for urban patrol. At the time Metropolitan Police Officers on foot patrol were required to salute sergeants and inspectors. With the introduction of the Velocette LE this became dangerous, requiring the officer to take his hand off the handle bars, and so the rider was to allowed to show his respect with a smart nod. It has been suggested that this is how Velocette LEs became known as "Noddy Bikes".
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