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Some old motorbikes

August 29, 2011

 

Here are some photos from a visit a friend’s house.  He has been collecting, restoring and riding early bikes since before I was born, and has some really neat bikes…

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A nice Indian single, and a yellow bike.DSC09404 

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There are a half dozen or so Cyclones left.  DSC09407 

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A 1/2 scale model Cyclone motor.

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Shaft drive bike.  And flexible front fork legs.DSC09429

 

Brooklands 1921

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My favorite bike of them all.  A Humber three wheeler.IMG_5347
 

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Drive of the Humber.  Clutch on the crankshaft, and chain drive.

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Wicker trailer

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Wagner

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The drive on the Imp uses a friction wheel, just like a Ner-A-Car.  DSC09392
 

That is a tailgate from an el Camino, from the famous Betz speed shop.

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That is Von Dutch pinstriping that el Camino with his teeth

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 30, 2011 2:11 am

    Did ya notice the wood framed drip pans, made of brass. Awsome….

  2. August 30, 2011 3:28 am

    wow….thats a collection..

  3. Somer permalink
    August 30, 2011 3:38 am

    I know where that is! It is good to see he has the display area finished.Thanks for sharing.

  4. August 30, 2011 5:30 am

    and I kept scrolling and scrolling and thinking “ok, he’ll eventually run out, right?”

  5. Lee Samuelson permalink
    August 30, 2011 10:14 am

    Bevelhead owner says HOORAY Cyclones! Also they were made in St.Paul, my hometown.

    Since we’re into collections, does anyone have any information regarding inline-4 Harley Davidsons? Calgary’s (AB) Police Department has records of testing an inline-4 way back when. I contacted H-D and they replied that one (In a shed attic) was sent off in a WWII scrap drive. There may be 2 in a Great Britain museum. This is an ongoing itch of mine.

    Regards,
    Lee in Alberta

    • August 30, 2011 10:18 am

      if anybody comments, I’ll forward them on to you Lee….
      I don’t have any info on 4 cylinder HDs.

  6. August 30, 2011 9:37 pm

    Best collection of drip pans I’ve ever seen!!! Would love to see more. I really enjoyed the Reading Standard. I think I’ve met this dude. I’d really like to see more of his junk sometime. Thanks for the pics Pete. So cool to see. 🙂

  7. Anonymous permalink
    September 13, 2011 5:53 pm

    Hi Pete, Was the bicycle a shaft driven FN? I noticed the picture of the bicycle was right after the FN 4 cylinder. Just wondering – I have a 1929 FN model 67. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu36Iywh76Q

    • September 14, 2011 1:21 pm

      I’m not sure about the bicycle. My photos don’t show any head badge on the bike, nor any logos. but it was parked next the FN motorbike. I can ask the owner next time I see him. Your 29 FN in the youtube video sounds great!

  8. Kelvin permalink
    June 5, 2012 6:10 am

    Hi Pete, I just look on with constant amazement, your mates have really nice junk!!
    Kelvin (West Australia)

  9. Daniel permalink
    June 24, 2014 6:47 pm

    Pete i know this is an old post but i am searching for a picture of the head badge of the cyclone motorcycle, and the only one i found is in this post do you have a better picture of it or if you are still in contact with the owner maybe you could ask him for it,
    thanks in advance

    • June 26, 2014 8:47 am

      Hi Daniel. The head badge was painted on. Lane Plottner has an original Cyclone, without a head badge. I’ll email you a closeup photo of the painted one.

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