Show and discuss your non-rat bikes here.
Not strictly military but militerised i use this for 1940's events... usually found tied to the radiator of my dodge!
Its a 30's Raleigh delivery bike with the basket removed from the front... it has the heavier chain and crank
Wow! Very cool looking bike!! I have exactly the same type of lantern, used to be at the same position on my military bike, and will be there on my next one.
Check out this thread I found on a jeep forum I´m part of:
http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.ph ... 09#p829395
Those are some lovely bikes...I'd give my right arm for a good pre war US built bike. G503 is a good source of US related military stuff.
My military collection, display is all USAAF stuff and as 95% of the bikes used by aircrews on british bomber bases were ... erm 'liberated' english bikes I guessed it'd be okay... that and the fact you simply don't find old US bikes in this country... or very, very, very rarely!
I keep thinking i must look into the cost of importing a bike from 'over there'
Yes! exactly the same case with mine, many folks say: "Hey, that´s a girl´s bike" they don´t know how hard it is to flip your leg over the seat while your wearing a flight suit.
Any ways, I´m kind of regretful of selling her, specially because I already spent the money.
But a new one will rise...
I found this bike at the Pierson Air Museum in Vancouver. I assume a Columbia and looked to be all original. It was inside a display so no detail pics.
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
Hello guys, excellent thread!
here is the bike I completed for RRBBO5, the Desert Stormer. The bike started out as an old Specialized Rockhopper; still don't know the year it was built, I contacted Specialized and not even they could help me, I'm guessing '88-'90. I built it with the Gulf War era in mind, because it matches the age of the bike and the color scheme is appropiate for AZ where I live. It's fully refurbished mechanically so I have taken it to some MTB trails and its completely functional.
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