The Motorbike Era

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tripple3

Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles
Sep 25, 2012
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Beach Cities, CA 92708
I still have the Great Western moto bike.
It's the oldest frame and fork I ride.
I put on a rack to make it useful.
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It has a flat front tube for the 3rd time; one-of-these-days.....:rolleyes:
 

SKPC

I live for the CABE
Feb 2, 2018
1,466
63
Utah - United States
1933 Colson Flyer moto...26" ballooner. Earliest 26er Colson moto by serial number that I have seen thus far.
With custom 3-spd rider wheelset below.
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And with original New Departure/Lobdel 26" steel clincher(45mm rim) wheelset.
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Post-1933, the long-lived 28" double-diamond, double-top-bar bikes/frames were on the out. It was at the end of the Great Depression and the end of this era, yet some makers held on until 1936/7 I believe using the motobike frame style and 28" wheels-Shelby/Snyder, etc.
 
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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
6,238
Rathdrum, Idaho
I was under the impression that Mead sold most, if not all of their bicycles through catalogs. Since then I've found lots of shops that sold Mead bicycles, including Halbach-Schroeder Company. This seems to be the case especially during the Motobike era. Shows what I know!

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eddie_bravo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 21, 2015
748
50
Garden Grove
Unknown brand/Manufacturer
Was thinking Mead but with the badge hole placement is vertical at 2 3/4 in spacing and Mead badge hole placement is horizontally
The truss rods are welded solid to the forks too on both sides

Fun bike to ride!!

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