what is this bike? Thanks

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I live for the CABE

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    I have no idea, but I like it!
    Is that a carrier on the front, or a perch for a small clown?
     
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  3. #3 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I live for the CABE

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    It's superficially similar to the 'stoker' section of an Italian "Bi Bici" tandem,
    but very different. untitled.png ffd195d96c846907883728f4544482fb_orig.jpg
    Are there any markings on the transmission, cranks, pedals, seat, etc. etc.?
    Does have a sort of Italian look.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    No markings- think a package carrier on the front=worlds weirdest cycle truck
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    Weird it certainly is!
    Would it be at all possible to see any more photos; frame lugs/junction points, rear hub and the whole transmission shebang?
    Is it collapsible? It looks like some of the frame tubes are removable, but difficult to see any details on that photo.
     
  7. #7 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    This is the only photo I have unfortunately bike is about 250 miles from me trying to see if I can it before going further- looks foreign to me but unsure- will try to get more pix
     
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    I live for the CABE

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    ok @bike, keep us posted.
    I agree that it definitely looks European, at least it gives that vibe. The whole pressed steel (or it could be cast aluminium) sort of chainstay section reminds me of early motor scooters from Italy or France, the stem also.
    Bars look American to me, but again hard to see.
    Good luck.
     
  9. #9 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    The center of gravity looks off, like it would be hard to avoid wheelies. It's hard to imagine it was manufactured like that. It looks like a homemade job, maybe a clown bike? I can picture a gag where a second clown is riding on the front, jumps off, and the other one goes flying backwards or continues riding doing a wheelie.
     
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  10. #10 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I agree with Brian above. Center of gravity would lend itself to being ridden mainly on the rear wheel as a Unicycle mostly , as a wheelie machine- but leaning forward would put you on the front of two wheels. I think this is some kind of Clown vehicle- Interesting... I `m too old to ride one though....-------Cowboy
     
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  11. #11 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    home brew trick rider.
     
  12. #12 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    MVC-500F.JPG MVC-501F.JPG MVC-502F.JPG MVC-503F.JPG MVC-499F.JPG NOT Home made- maybe not so tippy with a load on the front SPRING FORK
    Whoa!
    Low res I know

    MVC-499F.JPG
     
  13. #13 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Clowns, by law, are required to only travel in tiny cars!


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