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Old 04-02-2014, 10:32 AM   #691
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It is funny because back then you rode whatever bike you had as a "scrambler" meaning off road, even if it had no rear suspension.
That's true but I don't think that Warren Webber & friends would have called the bikes that they were shown riding here scramblers.
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Actually, before motocross became popular there were lots of scrambles races.
Yup. ... "Motocross? WTF is that?"

Manufacturer's Scramblers: Generally just high pipes, lower gearing, knobbies or semi knobby tires & maybe a tad more suspension travel. Not many differences from some of the 'standard' bikes of the time.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:59 AM   #692
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That's true but I don't think that Warren Webber & friends would have called the bikes that they were shown riding here scramblers.
I would guess you are correct sir!
They wouldn't call them adventure bikes either.
They had bikes and they rode them where they wanted to go.

I think the term scrambler was used for bikes that were mostly or only ridden or raced off road.
Bikes that had little or no street equipment.
My father's Matchless "scrambler" was street legal but only had a license plate.
No muffler, mirrors, headlight, etc. He had a tail light but it didn't work.

Same thing with a "desert sled", it was more a term riders used to describe how their bike was used.

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. ... "Motocross? WTF is that?"

Manufacturer's Scramblers: Generally just high pipes, lower gearing, knobbies or semi knobby tires & maybe a tad more suspension travel. Not many differences from some of the 'standard' bikes of the time.
Absolutely!
They were neat bikes
They looked so special compared with the standard bike.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:23 PM   #693
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...My father's Matchless "scrambler" was street legal but only had a license plate.
No muffler, mirrors, headlight, etc. He had a tail light but it didn't work. ...
Sounds like a couple bikes I had. No tail lights either.
Back in "the good 'ol days" around here.
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:19 PM   #694
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Fantastic ride report!
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:39 PM   #695
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this is my buddy Don O'Brien, circa late 1950's. He's wearing a shit eating grin because of his brand new bike, 950 lbs., vacuum tube communication gear, and kick starter. He and his buddy John were real addicts, sounds like they spent as much time riding for fun as riding for work.
cops are shumucks
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:30 AM   #696
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:27 PM   #697
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got any details/info about this pic Egodriver?
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:52 AM   #698
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got any details/info about this pic Egodriver?
Great Aunt Mable, around Sandusky, Ohio. May have been affiliated with the Classic Clinkers Club.

Not my Aunt Mable, but that was in the description with the pic
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:39 PM   #699
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:16 AM   #700
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:50 PM   #701
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Eek Pictures?

Wes!

What happened to the pictures????

I was going to show this thread to a friend and...

NO Pictures?

Please bring back the pictures for us!
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:56 AM   #702
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Love this thread, thought I might share mine. From a fellow Weber, below is my great gramps (Fred Weber) and other relatives.









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Old 12-19-2014, 07:23 AM   #703
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This is the coolest thing I've ever seen!
Screw the GS & KLR....I'm getting a 47 panhead!
That woiuld be worth a chunk,they didn't come out until'48..
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