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49autocycledeluxe

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
how tall are you? the guy I bought this from was like 6' 3"...

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the_undecider

Look Ma, No Hands!
how tall are you? the guy I bought this from was like 6' 3"...

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I'm 6'1". This is what I had to do to make a Typhoon fit me, baby ape hangers and a booger welded layback seatpost. That was a fun bike!

Even if I flipped the Lucky 7 post around, it wouldn't be long enough for me to have any decent leg extension.

There's a good chance this bike will end up hanging on my wall, anyway.
 

the_undecider

Look Ma, No Hands!
Does anybody have any recommendation for what might have been an original style grip for this bike? I was thinking Coke bottle grips, but I am sure there are other styles that might work, but I am just not knowledgeable on where to go to find these other than classifieds here or ebay. Thanks!
 

the_undecider

Look Ma, No Hands!
That looks like the optional 20" frame. I had a '46 which I regret selling, but still have my '41 tall frame SamSco. Great riders for my 6'4" stature.

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Well color me impressed by your keen eye! I assumed it was a regular size frame because it looks small compared to all my big 29er and 27.5" mountain bikes. Put a tape measure to it and, sure enough, 20 inch frame!

Those bigger frames were probably a little less common, weren't they?
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Well color me impressed by your keen eye! I assumed it was a regular size frame because it looks small compared to all my big 29er and 27.5" mountain bikes. Put a tape measure to it and, sure enough, 20 inch frame!

Those bigger frames were probably a little less common, weren't they?
Not quite as common or popular, since the taller frames don't tend to have the sleek, streamlined lines of their shorter counterparts. For me it's a necessity, so I really have no choice. I collect taller framed ballooners almost exclusively.
 

the_undecider

Look Ma, No Hands!
I have some all red bf goodrich and some green ww chain tread left i have to
look to see if i have any of his ww or bw
I ordered some of Coker Tire's NOS Schwinn Typhoon Cords because they were pretty cheap, but I'd be interested in a set of chain tread black walls if you have any. Thanks!
 
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