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Old 12-24-2010, 09:28 AM
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Default Re: America's China Girl

Originally Posted by joabthebugman View Post
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 top build on of those
I was told the 2 I saw were 125s.
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