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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by fullmetalscooter, Jan 14, 2011.
So Whom has the oldest bike in there garage here? Lets see some pictures Please
looking for cool old bikes
I know there are plenty of older ones here, but this one's from 1940:
My oldest runner, 1928 101 Scout. I've had it about 12 years, 3rd owner, ex beaver falls PA police bike.
It was my daily rider for a few years. great bike!
I was at a bike show this past fall with my '40 BSA, feeling rather pleased that I had the oldest bike there, when a 1914 HD, fresh from the Cannonball, pulled up next to it.
How old was his trailer? :huh:huh:huh
At least I cracked myself up.
I have a 1901 Steffey.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/3078304680/" title="steffycolumbiaconversion2 by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/3078304680_76b09f02d2.jpg" width="500" height="311" alt="steffycolumbiaconversion2" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/donzzilla/2842139043/" title="GARAGE-ISSUE-#18 by donzzilla, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/2842139043_020cb34e57.jpg" width="416" height="500" alt="GARAGE-ISSUE-#18" /></a>
What did I win???????
That didn't take long !
Beautiful...do you ride it?
Who's the gal? I'm getting a Steffey just looking at her.
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.
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.
Probably a good idea, not a stocked item.
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 ??
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-WOO...747?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=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.
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.
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.
I have a 1909 NSU and a 1915 Austro Omega, I don't know how to do pics.