Intresting info about board tracks.

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by JosephGarcia, May 20, 2007.

  1. JosephGarcia

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  2. Yes! Someone uploaded the first again, the link I had was removed. Its some of the only footage I've found with the bikes running recently.
     
  3. JosephGarcia

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    Yeah, it's pretty awesome to see those smoke trails behind the bikes.
     
  4. JosephGarcia

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    Found this website, the blog/story/gallery/whatever thing of a guy who built a replica of a Excelsior OHC board track from scratch. engine and all. Pretty neat and informational. He originally wanted to recreate a Cyclone like I did, haha.

    http://flashbackfab.com/pages/excel00.html

    Pretty neat, all from scratch.
     
  5. gone_fishin

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  6. JosephGarcia

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    I saw that topic and purposely didn't put that website into this topic, Interesting as it is.
     
  7. gone_fishin

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    i'd forgotten all about it til i saw this one...i thought the video related trivia twist would fit in, my bad.
     
  8. JosephGarcia

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    Oh no, I didn't want to add a site to this that has been in another topic. I wasn't thinking, It can be in here, of course. I just thought of starting a new topic instead of adding to an old one... I seem to have a bad habit of that. Well this one has more stuff so maybe we should just add to it?
     
  9. gone_fishin

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    heck yeah, that was what i was doing, adding to this one. that was just something interesting i found one night :)

    i've had some pretty interesting convos with wavygravy (obviously over a cold one or two) about bringing back the track for our "happy times" to run on 8)
     
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  12. OldPete

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    British motorcycle Historian Stephen Wright produced two very well recieved books that are now out of print.
    American Racer, 1900-1940 (1979) and American Racer, 1940-1980 (1986)... I own both and did meet the author at a motorcycle concours up in Visalia, CA in the late '80s. He owned TWO Cyclones at the time I met him. A full on racer and a streetable model. The motors were way ahead of their time, fully ball 'n roller bearing with straight cut bevel geared OHCs opening 4 valves per cylinder.
    Thank God he did not worship at the HD alter :razz: but offers a truely balaced presentation in both volumes.
    JG, locate and buy these books if you can. There is a webpage out there with a petition for a reprint of these books. The text is short and to the point..The pics are to die for...

    Another volume worth consideration would be Allan Girdler's (HD Sportster freek) The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars. I have a signed copy. Hell of a nice guy and just as deaf as I am and for close to the same reasons (open pipes and load work enviroments).
     
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