Early Motorized Bicycles...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Bikeguy Joe, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    That Indian is really cool. I like how the gas tank is contoured with the wheel.
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    The Flying Merkel looks like a flying junkpile.
     
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    hahaha, it sure does. I wonder how many CC's that motor has though...2 cylinder....

    The motor mounting on the Thomas....I don't get it.
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    They all are a little weird...I just posted it because I was looking at early "motorycles" and realized they were "motorized bicycles".

    We have marched ahead into the past.

    I like it.
     
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    Hey, sometimes the people in the past got it right. I think I heard that in the early 1900's people actually preferred electric cars over gasoline.
     
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    Very cool. Seems like 1903 was "the" year. all sorts of great bikes.

    "We have marched ahead into the past" Great thought Joe.
     
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    The Thomas motor looks wider so for belt alignment and crank/leg clearance, it seems, they mounted it forward and to the side. Curious!
     

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