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Old 02-26-2011, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: Motorized bike in movies

Thanks guys this forum is always in the know. Turns out steve mcqueen rode one as did brigitte bardot (wish i could post pics, shes hot). It would be cool to have a photo time line of motorized bicycles from say the 1880-today the oldest one ive seen is a english sterling from 1886 ,tiny little frame and huge sandcast engine. One website claimed that the guy who made the wright flyer engine made some bike conversion engines but i cant conferm this .
In racine Wisconsin at the johnson wax corp one of there plant mech. Made some motorized bikes in 1902 for travel around plant ,and the rumor is that may have inspired harley to start up?
And of corse we cant ignore Steven Ropper inventor of the first motorcycle , predating dimler bendz by some time.
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