Clown bike #2


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mrg

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 9, 2010
3,441
9,165
socal
#1
Clown bike #1, it’s a Huffy 29er with Clown rims, laced with both the hubs off center with disc over the spokes, it’s a wild ride !, $Gone, Clown #2, don't know the brand of this one but similar but dbl bar ( not cantilever ) last 4 pics show amount of offset. $225. Local pickup or can meet around Socal swaps or rides. Message if interested
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Goldenrod

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 14, 2016
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Schaumburg
#3
This is what the spokes may look like underneath the disk. The for sale grey bike is offset less but would still be oval at speed. Putting on a smaller sprocket the crank makes it easier to ride.

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mrg

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 9, 2010
3,441
9,165
socal
#9
Clowns ride this type of bike in parades & circuses, the rims are laced off center so the bike bronco's up and down, in the pics of fork & frame you can see how much the offset is. oh ya, I do vintage minibikes.
 

Marine Electric

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Sep 22, 2019
13
7
49
NY/NJ
#10
Clowns ride this type of bike in parades & circuses, the rims are laced off center so the bike bronco's up and down, in the pics of fork & frame you can see how much the offset is. oh ya, I do vintage minibikes.
I can see what you're referring to but I'm not familiar with a clown bike, I've never seen one? I looked on youtube but only found videos with the very small bikes that clowns ride.

As you likely know, my mini-bike is no classic, it's a chinese Doodlebug with a Harbor Freight engine -- but it does have that classic look, that's why I built it. Among others, I had a Bonanza when I was a kid. Fun stuff. You at OMB too?
 
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Goldenrod

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 14, 2016
438
548
74
Schaumburg
#14
Memory Lane had one where a someone had pulled through and bent the spokes in an offset position. Must have been as loose as a goose. My Illinois friend spokes these. They are a fun ride that even a kid can perform.
 

mrg

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 9, 2010
3,441
9,165
socal
#15
These were both professorially laced same as the one I bought from a local Schwinn shop. In the 50-60's all Schwinn dealers ( in socal ? ) were encouraged ( required ? ) to build them to rent out for school/church carnival, I have been told this by 4 previous Schwinn shop owners ( 2 still have the bikes ), I think most were 24 & 26in bikes, I rode them many times every year at my schools carnival around the blacktop ( tried to stay inside the dodge ball circles ) for tickets we bought, tried to see who could go the fastest with out getting bucked off!, The original one I bought from Paramount Schwinn before they closed ( and probably weren't using because of insurance by the 70's ) was a 24 with 24 in. rear wheel ( fender bridges removed ) and 20 in. front which would start off with wheels rotating the same but soon became a bucking bronco with the different size wheels. I'll try to find some pics.
 

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