View Single Post
Old 12-24-2010, 09:22 AM
joabthebugman joabthebugman is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: ocoee fla
Posts: 347
Default Re: America's China Girl

My family is from Mobile and grandad spent a lot of time in NOLA
He had a Simplex frame sitting in his shed for a few years
From what I understand he got drunk one night and bought it thinking it was a bicycle for my mother
He gave up working on it after he couldn't figure out where the crank was supposed to go and bought a Whizzer instead. This would have been in the late 40's

The early Simplex required you to push with your legs until you popped the clutch
Later models came with kick starts and 225 engines

They are a big reason I came to this forum
My plan was to try to build one of those

Last edited by joabthebugman; 12-24-2010 at 12:43 PM.
Reply With Quote