ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-15-2011, 09:22 PM   #16
fullmetalscooter OP
Let me take this duck off
 
fullmetalscooter's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: BC
Oddometer: 2,399
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donzzilla View Post
Her name is Metro Aubrey. She is on the cover of last years calendar and is in this years also. We have used her a lot in our ads too. Check out the girls on old bikes thread, she's in there a couple of times.
Ads for what??

I m guessing that the motor is an ad on to a bike right? THe rim could be made up by the guys whom do buggy wheels but I m guessing that would cost 1500 bucks or more. Nice bike as to what do you win? The envey of everyone whom would love to have it. How did you come by it ??
__________________
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways totally worn out shouting WHAT A RUSH, WHAT A RIDE.
"Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." Charlie Chaplin
fullmetalscooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #17
Achiii
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Achiii's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Philly
Oddometer: 417
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barnone View Post
Probably a good idea, not a stocked item.
nah, its a wood bicycle rim. They are still produced. While I would be leary of lacing my own motorcycle wheel, Ive laced a few bicycle wheels and this would be easy: http://cgi.ebay.com/WOODEN-RIMS-WOOD...item1c184848fb

I have a similar vintage bike frame that I got with non-salvageable wood rims that i have long planned to lace some of these up for.
__________________
1976 BMW r75/6 - modern schmodern, airheads rule
1981 Suzuki gs450e - no longer
Achiii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 05:25 AM   #18
Donzzilla
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Donzzilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Brackney,PA
Oddometer: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullmetalscooter View Post
Ads for what??

I m guessing that the motor is an ad on to a bike right? THe rim could be made up by the guys whom do buggy wheels but I m guessing that would cost 1500 bucks or more. Nice bike as to what do you win? The envey of everyone whom would love to have it. How did you come by it ??
Ads for Metro Racing. We make vintage logo'd motorcycle clothing.

It was called a Steffey Motor Unit. You could buy the motor to do a variety of deeds. Some of the original ads for motor units show you can build a tiller wheeled car, attach it to your farm implements to help a tired old donkey and or course you could motorize a bicycle, hence making a motorcycle. Most motor unit manufactureres sold the rear shives and motor mounts and some sort of fuel tank. The also advertised to take the bike and motor to your local black smith to have it put in. Pretty cool stuff.

I did a bunch of paint work for a guy that had the motor unit. He was into turn of the century items. I traded paint work for the motor. I had a period correct chain driven bike that I had planned to make the project out of until I went to an antique bicycle show and seen the 1901 Columbia Chainless bicycle. I liked that better. Yup, look closer at the picture it's got an enclosed shaft driven rear wheel. It took a while to gather up all of the parts for it. Then I sent it to some one that knew more about the older stuff than me to fabricate all of the necissary items. His name is Ken Smith in central PA. It still needs to be restored fully to be complete, now it's just kind of cosmetically made up to look good sitting around the shop.
Donzzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 05:28 AM   #19
Donzzilla
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Donzzilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Brackney,PA
Oddometer: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by Achiii View Post
nah, its a wood bicycle rim. They are still produced. While I would be leary of lacing my own motorcycle wheel, Ive laced a few bicycle wheels and this would be easy: http://cgi.ebay.com/WOODEN-RIMS-WOOD...item1c184848fb

I have a similar vintage bike frame that I got with non-salvageable wood rims that i have long planned to lace some of these up for.
Thanks for the heads up on the rims. I should know that you can find pretty much anything on the internet these days if you know where to look.
Donzzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 09:20 AM   #20
isdt BMW
willserv@aol.com
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: N. E. Ohio
Oddometer: 232
oldest bike

I have a 1909 NSU and a 1915 Austro Omega, I don't know how to do pics.
isdt BMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #21
Mista Vern
Knows all - tells some.
 
Mista Vern's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: McMinnville, Oregon
Oddometer: 14,866
Originally Posted by Donzzilla
I could, but choose not to. The wooden rims and thin spokes look pretty fragile. I'd hate to ruin them as I don't think I could easily track down replacements.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barnone View Post
Probably a good idea, not a stocked item.
Touratech lists them, but they are on back order.
__________________
-
"The turd follows the fart as surely as the rain follows the plow."

Emily Bronte
Mista Vern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #22
rtwdoug
prominent underachiever
 
rtwdoug's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Alabamski Oblast, Redneckistan
Oddometer: 3,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mista Vern View Post


Touratech lists them, but they are on back order.


__________________
Buy a tshirt to help support my 2014 Cannonball entry HERE

www.motosapiens.org
My bike hotel in Bulgaria. ADVriders get 1st beer free!

rtwdoug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #23
welder
Beastly Adventurer
 
welder's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: paradise
Oddometer: 1,509
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donzzilla View Post
I have a 1901 Steffey.



more pics of the wife pls
__________________
"If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Yogi Berra.
welder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #24
Reryder
Onward through the fog...
 
Reryder's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Cairns, Oz
Oddometer: 1,397
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donzzilla View Post
I could, but choose not to. The wooden rims and thin spokes look pretty fragile. I'd hate to ruin them as I don't think I could easily track down replacements.
You could always cheat and make up a set of steel bicycle wheels for it.
__________________
'77 Harley Ironhead 6,000 miles across Oz
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=527966

Reryder (AKA Hopper)
1977 Harley Sportster
81 BMWR100RS
01 HONDA VFR800
99 SV650
Ancient Harley 45, Snortster (Sporty engine in a Norton), Norton Atlas, Honda 350/4, Ariel HS scrambler
Reryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 05:22 AM   #25
Donzzilla
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Donzzilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Brackney,PA
Oddometer: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by welder View Post
more pics of the wife pls

Sorry, not the misses. She's Metro Aubrey a paid model.

aubs
Donzzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014