What the heck is this?

gimmyjimmy /

early moped? :{)

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SteelToad /

The "before" picture for the insurance adjuster.

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gimmyjimmy /

hate to see the "after"

it's stripped to the bare bones, you must have to stand to ride, no seat!

I see a "loud exhaust" ticket coming.

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Jamie Leonard /

Looks like an early motorbike to me... stripped down mind you. Belt drive, shape of the wheel hubs, etc all looks to be around 1915-1920 (guessing wildly) motorbike era - missing the gas tank and such from the looks of it.

Mind you could be wrong :)

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I don't know what it is but I like the frame. It looks like it would be as tough as a tank.

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gimmyjimmy /

hey Jamie, now here's an early motorbike,

don't ya love it., in the 1800's

repairs with carpenter tools. this is one of the first.

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WoW! It has training wheels Too. Doug D.

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That looks like its from the victorian erra. A perfect childs toy to get them maimed with. I wonder how fast it would go and wether it had anything to keep little fingers and legs from getting burnt or cut off?

Jamie

BTW, it is kinda neat and I bet it is worth some major bucks.

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Actually, that would not have been a moped from the erra. It does use a whizzer type of drive belt and has a small engine but the frame is not one that was made for mopeds. It looks like a modified RUPPS frame with a pringer type front forks.

It also looks like it's not finnished. The seat would have been a rupps type of suspension seat and it would have had what ever type of gas tank ya wanted. It would have also had anything from a lawn mower muffler to a long pipe. The long pipe would have been custom.

It would have been neat once completed.

There was a guy selling an attachment that would mount to the bottom V of a bicycle frame to attach a motor like that so that you could build a custom whizzer or wizard bike. He had built a few that looked like that. (kinda)

I'll look to see if I can find the link to his web sight. He had one dressed up kinda Harley style and only wanted a few grand for it. (Way too high!!)

I don't know what you would have to do to get one on the road though.

Jamie

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gimmyjimmy /

Good call, I knew it wasn't moped oriented, but the engine/drivetrain looked early motobicycle/mc....and you could damn near put any engine in that frame.

what's also cool i think, is the guys t-shirt:

"fast freddy

fastest of the fast"

that would apply to Fred, on this forum. That would'nt be you , would it, Fred?

if so, ya gotta a hellava smile! :{)

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gimmyjimmy /

this is one of the first motorcycles, the jpeg title is the inventors

Re: What the heck is this?Simplex

I'm pretty sure that is a Simplex Senior Sportsman from the 1950's

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gimmyjimmy /

2 stroke ?, definately belt drive.

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Not me GJ

Here I am ..(a few years ago.. I'm better looking now)

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cool strange little old bike though !

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Ron Brown /

Fred,

We're identical twins!

Ron

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Ron Brown /

Jimmy,

The history books argue about this being the first motorcycle as it is really a 4 wheeler. Daimler only built it as a rolling test bed for his engine. Around the same time, purpose built motorcycles were built by others (real motorcycles don't have training wheels).

Ron

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