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Old 05-27-2014, 05:42 PM   #2986
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Can anyone identify this bike?

For a friend of a friend..
Picture was taken in the 20's or 30's in Egypt.

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Old 05-28-2014, 08:18 PM   #2987
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Bsa mid 1950 with HD rear end to make a 3 wheeler that I turned into this picture. Was in LA in next a motorcycle dealer whom Main sign says vincent motorcycle dealer . It's art work and not a photo but hay i feel it looks cooler made into this. It did start out as a picture that I photo shopped into this
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:05 AM   #2988
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I always get the feeling that people today don't realize how bad roads were in the teens, 20's, 30's, even up through the 50's in a lot of places.
I wasn't there, but it seems to me that motorcycle horsepower in the 20's was as much if not more than could be used on most roads (still true today). Even paved roads were usually brick.
I like this picture because it shows that in the 20's (pic is Calvin Coolidge, President 1923-1929), even the White House driveway was not paved!

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Old 06-05-2014, 06:18 AM   #2989
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I always get the feeling that people today don't realize how bad roads were in the teens, 20's, 30's, even up through the 50's in a lot of places.

I wasn't there, but it seems to me that motorcycle horsepower in the 20's was as much if not more than could be used on most roads (still true today). Even paved roads were usually brick.

Well said.

The back lanes round here are not at all well surfaced, and I'm always very glad of soft brakes and skinny tyres.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:21 PM   #2990
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I always get the feeling that people today don't realize how bad roads were in the teens, 20's, 30's, even up through the 50's in a lot of places.
I wasn't there, but it seems to me that motorcycle horsepower in the 20's was as much if not more than could be used on most roads (still true today). Even paved roads were usually brick.
I like this picture because it shows that in the 20's (pic is Calvin Coolidge, President 1923-1929), even the White House driveway was not paved!
I wonder what it's like to ride a bike on cobble stone bricks all day? Any one done it in Europe ? Thinking they might have some of that left somewhere.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:57 PM   #2991
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I wonder what it's like to ride a bike on cobble stone bricks all day? Any one done it in Europe ? Thinking they might have some of that left somewhere.
Most of the small towns in Kansas still have brick streets. Riding on them is anywhere from silky-smooth to bumpy as hell, depending on how good the city maintainance department is at doing brickwork. I've ridden on cobblestone in Portland, OR and it's always bumpy, as well as being slick in the rain.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:15 PM   #2992
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I wonder what it's like to ride a bike on cobble stone bricks all day? Any one done it in Europe ? Thinking they might have some of that left somewhere.
Farm roads in Northern France and Belgium:

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Old 06-07-2014, 08:29 PM   #2993
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:31 PM   #2994
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:32 PM   #2995
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:34 PM   #2996
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:26 PM   #2997
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:38 PM   #2998
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:46 AM   #2999
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Keihin and Amal

While mining the extensive database in the Plushabridge Superbike Centre this morning for information on Keihin carburetors, their specifications, and their applications I was pleased to see this lovely in on its annual visit.

Sound and vision here ... http://thebridgeclubfive.blogspot.co...?view=flipcard




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Old 07-04-2014, 02:17 AM   #3000
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Temps perdu ... http://thebridgeclubfive.blogspot.co...?view=flipcard

Intriguing mix from TvR ... http://thebridgeclubfive.blogspot.co...?view=flipcard

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