1. #1 Posted Nov 5, 2015

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Who knows, has pictures or has seen pre war Bicycle MFG equipment! Any torches, jigs, tools, molds? Photos of people making bicycles. Has to be Pre War. I want t see a lot of everything. Its nice to see the hard work put into all of our Beautiful rides and its even better when we get to appreciate The craftsmanship put into them!
     
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  2. #2 Posted Nov 5, 2015

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    i dont have any pics, but i would like to see some also. thats one thing i appreciate about a lot of the early racing bikes, they were not mass produced in factories but built one at a time by master craftsmen or in little mom and pop shops. new york was a hotbed for racers with quite a few famous builders turning out low production bikes
     
  3. #3 Posted Nov 5, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Umm - Interesting idea.

    These are from the Singer plant in 1897...

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    Singer Turning Dept.

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    Singer Machine Shop

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  4. #4 Posted Nov 5, 2015

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    All those huge belts to run the machinery...there use to be factories that had belts going through floors to machinery above and below.
     
  5. #5 Posted Nov 5, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    [video=youtube_share;ZPLRF5F5SZY]https://youtu.be/ZPLRF5F5SZY[/video]

    Columbia Factory 1881

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    Hercules Cycles factory wheel dept - not sure of date

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    Small Dutch bicycle factory - 1920

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  6. #6 Posted Nov 5, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I like this thread
     
  7. #7 Posted Nov 5, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Cool Lathe Salesmans car

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    Another

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  8. #8 Posted Nov 5, 2015

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Must have heavy Duty springs!!!
     
  9. #9 Posted Nov 7, 2015

    I live for the CABE

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  10. #10 Posted Nov 8, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I see that you noticed the same thing--was wondering just how big a motor or hit and miss was running the line shaft
     
  11. #11 Posted Nov 8, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    This is pretty fascinating, its been posted here before.
    [video=youtube;FaxRQh03BOw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaxRQh03BOw[/video]
     
  12. #12 Posted Nov 8, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    And this one.
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  13. #13 Posted Nov 9, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Ummm - we all seem to be posting the same stuff. Here are a few more Mobile sales of lathe tools used in the machine shop.

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  14. #14 Posted Nov 9, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Here are some random ones....

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  15. #15 Posted Nov 9, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    A few more...

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  16. #16 Posted Nov 9, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Some more tools used at Massey Harris

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  17. #17 Posted Nov 9, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Bicycle Tires 1907

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  18. #18 Posted Dec 7, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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  19. #19 Posted Dec 7, 2015

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    From 1967

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  20. #20 Posted Dec 7, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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