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One more time, pattered this one from a picture of a original, even has a kickstand :)
No rubber so a real bone shaker only thing that would be better is wooden wheels.

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That definitely doesn't look like a cushy plush ride. Now you need to work at putting together some wooden wheels for it. It'd be really cool to see you put one together complete like that. :D
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AmBraCol wrote:
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That definitely doesn't look like a cushy plush ride. Now you need to work at putting together some wooden wheels for it. It'd be really cool to see you put one together complete like that. :D
Negative on the wooden wheels Paul i`ve made some wood flywheels for spinning wheels and they`er a pain and they crack, i`m no wheel maker and don`t want to be. :)
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Lenny find yourself an Amish wheelright. He can fix you up.
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Thanks Billy :P :lol: , good idea but it`s not worth the expense. :)
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I have seen a few of those bone shakers in museums, always wondered why they were not more popular.... :lol:

Nice job Lenn, looks pretty authentic.. 8)
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Thanks John, i think the style only lasted a couple years. :)
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we look at that as a tough ride, but the people riding them grew up in the saddle and riding buckboards. I doubt they noticed the seat as much as we do . . .

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Pitchy wrote:
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Thanks, they work well and are dependable light, might come a day soon that`s all we`ll have to go get groceries with. :)
I rebuilt my old (1970's) ten speed. But... am scared to ride it along my gravel road! I'm not sure I have the ability to keep it upright as much! And it seems silly to load it in the truck to haul up to town to ride around... :o
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I hear ya Griff we live on a dirt road also, there`s a paved bike trail that starts in town seven miles away but i hardly leave the place anymore.
It`s all about fixing up old things for me just to look at. :)
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Hey, Pitchy.

They're gearing up for our end of the month anniversary of the founding of the city we live in. As part of that they're going all out to decorate with things reminiscent of our history, including a very well done Willys Jeep loaded like they were moving to another farm. And lo and behold on the back they strapped an old bicycle. Made me think of this thread and thought you might get a kick out of it.

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Wow that`s cool and even a radio on the back, thanks for sharing. 8)
We are in the process of building a VELOCIPED today should be done tomorrow . :)
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Wow that`s cool and even a radio on the back, thanks for sharing. 8)
We are in the process of building a VELOCIPED today should be done tomorrow . :)

Cool! Next you need to build a Velodog resolver to tote while riding the Velociped!

My wife and I walked around that Jeep a dozen times perhaps, and each time we noticed something different. The variety of technology and the span of decades it covered was amazing. Irons, for example, were present in charcoal burning and a kind of pressurized fuel setup as well. Radios of a wide variety of technology from tubes to transistors. And that's just naming a tiny fraction of the load on the old Willys.
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Got the Velociped done, Norma had to try it out i can`t even get on it plus at 315 pounds i`d blow a tire. :lol:

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The video really helps explain that wooden appendage sticking out the right side... I was trying and trying to figure that out, until I watched the video and - HA! not attached, used to brace it up for the picture. In Brazil they used the term velocipede for a tricycle. I'm guessing the reason being the pedals used to drive the front wheel like on yours.
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Man that's Cool! Reminds me of them old shaft drive Bmers with the nice lines.
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Thanks guys, put a smooth tread tire on the rear yesterday that looks better wish i could ride it though. :)
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OK, Pitchy. Here's another angle to cycling for you to cogitate on...

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Wheeee maybe 20 years ago. :lol:
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Added some saddle bags to the cruiser. :)

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Super kool, I like it.... 8)
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Pitchy wrote:
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Added some saddle bags to the cruiser. :)

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I need some of those for my Rumbler 500...
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Thanks gents, these are some inexpensive Harley bags i had laying around. :)
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They could be useful.
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Thanks Brian, will be for someone but sorry to say not for this old coot. :)
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