here we are...

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by uncle_punk13, Dec 23, 2008.

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  1. uncle_punk13

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  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

  3. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I didn't!!! Thanks, that's the stuff needed to fix these snowed in racer blues... LOL!!!
  4. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Thanks UP13. Great video find.
    Watching that reminds me now in 2008/09 we are in the stone ages compared to those guys.
    We all better get busy cuz were way behind where we should be 80-100 years later.
  5. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    No, we're not behind- go to your local motorcycle dealership. We intentionally took a step back...
  6. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Dumb me, I thought all those bikes had pedals. LOL Its hard to tell on my monitor?

    Yes, todays motorcycle industry is amazing. (1st hydrogen/electric cycle to be in production 2010.)

    Does any one know what year the pedals went away (production motorcycles took over)
    and changed over to straight foot pegs? Leaving the pedal MB's in the closet. 1900's? 20's? 30's?
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  7. It really depends on the make. Most Big American brands like Harley and Indian lost their pedals in the mid teens, while many European brands had them well into the 20's and 30's. Then you had motorized bicycles and autocycles that never lost their pedals (Shaw,Whizzer,etc). Then in the 40's mopeds took off in Europe and kept strong until about 1980. So pedals really never went away. Even in the 1950's Honda's first motorbike had pedals.

    Here are a few more good ones to keep that cabin fever at bay.

    1908 Indian twin

    Timeless MotorCycle Factory Replicas
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