My New Find

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by ky biker, May 11, 2009.

  1. ky biker

    ky biker New Member

    It will get motorized

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  2. mickal1025

    mickal1025 Guest

    except for the square tubing under the seat that looks very old. could be worth some big bucks to the right person. great find
  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Shoot, that thing would look good if it had a billy goat pulling it with a harness.
  4. ky biker

    ky biker New Member

    I found a emblem on the forks that says HIND BICYCLE CO. BOMBAY INDIA
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    goats proud to pull the THING

    have heard some good THINGS regarding quality over there

    yes we have two goats
    they would be more than proud to pull that THING

  6. ky biker

    ky biker New Member

    How much is the shipping charges on the goats?
  7. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    Like it much.
    Would be nice if they made affordable one's.
    In a class a all it's own.
  8. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    That "Made in India" would probably best describe the ornate bike I saw in Denver, across the street from the Oriental Theater.

    I took 2 pix of it, because I'd never saw such a thing before.

    So I'm gonna call that on the road puzzler "solved", thx KB!

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  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    they ate the last shipping box !!!

    last goats shipped out from here
    escaped in transit
    ate threw their shipping containers !!!

    if you come pick one or more up
    take them them back with you on air plane beside you seat bealted in !!!

  10. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Hind was a well known and high quality producer of bicycles, headquartered in Mumbai (Bombay). In 1980 it went into receivership and was nationalized by the Indian government as the National Bicycle Corporation of India. As late as the end of the 1990's they were producing upwards of 1,200 bicycles/day. There were questions in the ministry of heavy inductry (responsible for management of the company) in 1997-98 as regards the continuing viability of the company, and an effort began to close it down and liquidate its assetts.

    That plan was successfully opposed by the work force, which proved the company had been looted of its principal equipment assetts by the management with the collusion of persons in the ministry. The resulting tribunal before the high court saw the ministry instead ordered to make good the equipment losses and to grant to the company a cash infusion to replace the losses sustained due to work slow-downs caused by removal of equipment.

    Hind no longer exists as such, but most of their models of bicycles are still produced (including the bicycle taxis) in Mumbai. Excellent quality machines, rather old-fashioned designs.
  11. kitcarguy

    kitcarguy Member

    What did you pay for it? Its a very cool find
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  12. ky biker

    ky biker New Member

    I got it for $350.00
  13. ky biker

    ky biker New Member

    Thanks for the history on the Hind Bicycle Co. I had never heard of it but I really like this old thing.
  14. POPS

    POPS Member

    BUT...BUT...HEAD...BUTT....Doe's a goat float????...POPS
  15. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    I only got the two pix when I saw my example, and like you, the first thing I thought of was "how would I locomote this sucka?"....

    The modification I thought about was the rear axle and putting heavier wheels and tires on it.

    This was in May 2006 that I saw it, before the forum and before these backyard geniuses starting popping up in threads. I don't know what system you've envisioned, but Staton chain drive, with a big 4 stroke would be my first impulse.
  16. kitcarguy

    kitcarguy Member

    I think 350 is a great deal. You never see something like that around here.
  17. ky biker

    ky biker New Member

    The wheels have large spokes but the tires are size 700. I think I will try to find the widest 700's and use the original wheels.

    To power it I am thinking of using the 2 1/2 greyhound with jackshaft simalar to what I did on my powered trike.

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  18. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    That looks Staton like, same principal. So, you ARE one of the backyard geniuses, eh?

    The reason I was thinking 4 stroke was the quietness, and ability to put a bigger auxillery tank on it, say a half gallon.

    I take it you'll hide it under the bench?
  19. robin bird

    robin bird Member

    Why not seek out an unusual british motor like the cyclemaster--that way it still would be a valuable bike as an antique not just a destroyed antique
  20. ky biker

    ky biker New Member

    Don't know about the backyard geniuse but I love to build things.

    Yes everthing will be under the bench and the blue engine will be painted black