1937 EVINRUDE STEAMFLOW

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  1. Rat Rod

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    Mike Spangler of Mike's Vintage Bikes in Grand Haven, MI has been showing me the bike's he got for sale lately and today I asked him for some hi-res shots of his beautiful Evinrude. Thought I'd post them up so everyone can drool over their art deco goodness.

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  2. texasbigjon

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    woweee, that sure is an eye catcher! the only other one ive seen was the blue one that jesse james had on ebay, when he was selling off his collection.
     
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    You're such a teaser Steve, I put a towel down to catch the slop !
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    Is it possible to get a 3/4 view front photo?
     
  5. Rockit!

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    You're not the only one I've heard say it was an ugly bike. Most of the time it's big time collectors who haven't been able to get their hands on one yet. :rofl: (not suggesting that about you :angelic:)

    On the contrary, I think the fork on this bike is one of the few I've ever seen that DID flow with the design. One continuous line from the front drop out to the rear drop out. Second line from the front drop out to the tip of the rack. Design 101. Gorgeous!
     
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  6. Rat Rod

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    I think the design definitely has polarizing qualities.

    Funny that the fork has been mentioned......that's always been a big part of why I liked the bike. To me it pulls it all together....the mimicking of the fender curves. I love the fact that it's taking design cues from the rail industry design of the time.

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  7. Rockit!

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    Love, love, love the Deco trains!
     
  8. The Renaissance Man

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    I'm wondering how the fork is constructed. Just looking at the pictures, it looks like maybe it's one cast piece. If so, then surely it's aluminum. :39:
     
  9. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    I agree, Not my favorite bike but because I could completely pay for my college. I'd be one heck of a find.

    So few out there, That adds to the cool factor for me.
     
  10. Rockit!

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    I think it is. And if I remember correctly, it failed at the headtube which is why they were recalled....
     
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    That's a sweet ride. Thanks for posting.
     
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  14. The Renaissance Man

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    I think the designs idea is good but agree the forks don't look right. I believe it is the slope make it look backwards to my eye. Also the angle of the steering parts look off to the steer tube. If you look at the trains they all give visual weight by putting the bottom in front of the top.
     
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    The speedometer cable routed on the side of the fork bugs me. From looking at other bike photos, it's supposed to go through the center of the fork as far as I can tell. For that kind of price and such a nice restoration otherwise, I'm really surprised that they did that! :blackeye: Maybe there were design changes along the way. :39:
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    put a bird on it!
     
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    I see what the critics are saying, and I agree. Yet I wouldn't kick it out of my garage.
     
  19. Flying Zombie

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    I like it, It looks smooth, Id probably never ride it.. just feel it for an hour a day.
     
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  20. gigmata

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    I put Girvins on nearly everything but I couldn't do it. I'll trade you a pair of digital Girvins for the digital Evinrudes that you took off.
     
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