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Old 12-17-2010, 03:25 PM   #3121
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:23 PM   #3122
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Does anyone know any more about this bike?
No, but Eric Buell designed the brakes
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:41 PM   #3123
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No, but Eric Buell designed the brakes
Are you sure? I seem to recall Lockheed/Girling doing something like this back in the late 70s or early 80s.
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:46 PM   #3124
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There's a bike in that picture ??
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:17 PM   #3125
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I thought I knew old bikes pretty well, but this one is puzzling. Looks like an Indian V-twin, but with a hand clutch and right side foot shift, and swing arm rear suspension (you can see the telescopic spring housing and the friction damper)...the girder fork could be Indian Sport Scout, or European, but it isn't a Harley fork. Exhaust looks like it was pieced together and welded, not a factory bent pipe.

Indian motor in a European frame?
Indian Scout motor in a foreign swingarm frame, perhaps an English 4-speed cobbled in behind to replace the crude Indian 3 speed.

A handful of similiar bikes were thrashing around the Pacific NW a few dozen years ago. The Scout motor is a lovely mill, especially if it's stroked to 55 cubic inches. The oldtimers that built them are mostly gone.

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Old 12-17-2010, 09:37 PM   #3126
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The oldtimers that built them are mostly gone.
Did you know Ken Edmiston?
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:43 PM   #3127
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Does anyone know any more about this bike?
The bike is one of Dave Cook's creations. Dave owns Cook's Customs here on the east side of Milwaukee. He said he had that Norton motor just laying around and decided it looked so good he wanted to build a bike around it.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:40 AM   #3128
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Wtf

Guys, sorry if I missed it but what is the story of that girl slideways, one handed 'n shifting???

Gotta be someone's wife or mother!
I'm blown away.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:45 AM   #3129
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Yeah, This one is my favorite too!





Their all pretty good though!
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:34 AM   #3130
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Guys, sorry if I missed it but what is the story of that girl slideways, one handed 'n shifting???

Gotta be someone's wife or mother!
I'm blown away.
I think she is the inimitable Dot Robinson.
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:43 AM   #3131
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Guys, sorry if I missed it but what is the story of that girl slideways, one handed 'n shifting???

Gotta be someone's wife or mother!
I'm blown away.
I believe she's launching at a drag race, and the rear wheel has spun and got a little out of line.

It looks as if she has everything under control, though. Wonder what her E.T. was on that run?
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:03 AM   #3132
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Audrey Hepburn on an "almost a motorcycle", a very early Vespa during filming of "Roman Holiday".



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Old 12-18-2010, 06:46 AM   #3133
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disaster + girl on a bike
coincidence?
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:07 AM   #3134
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:07 AM   #3135
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