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#1 WNYTractorTinkerer ONLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 05:38 AM

:poke:  :rocker:  :camera:

 

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 05:46 AM

That was Me about 1968! Easy Rider!

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 05:57 AM

And that's the way is was, wouldn't be a thought today
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Posted July 13, 2016 - 06:11 AM

I actually made one almost identical to that when I was a kid.  Man that thing was hard to ride.  Looking back, I'm not exactly sure why I wanted my front wheel to arrive 2 minutes before I did anyway.


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Posted July 13, 2016 - 06:30 AM

Uneasy rider
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Posted July 13, 2016 - 06:46 AM

 Harley wanna be.



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Posted July 13, 2016 - 07:40 AM

I had one just like it around 1970



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Posted July 13, 2016 - 08:38 AM

Fork you!

 

I'll take the '69 Impala Custom!

 

The "kid" is about 60 now.


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Posted July 13, 2016 - 08:44 AM

A chopper is not complete with out playing cards in your spokes. 


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Posted July 13, 2016 - 09:10 AM

Back in the sixties when young lads were foolish

We wanted a bike like that as it looked kinda coolish

A banana seat and handle bars high

We wanted one so bad we would sometimes cry

Gotta look like a motorcycle and sound like one too

Cardboard in the spokes held on with clothes pins - woo hoo 

Our dad looked at us and shook his head

I think he thought we needed it read

He'd gave us a nice single speed bike to go

From point A to point B but it seemed sorta slow

We painted it psychedelic green to make it go fast

Thank God it was a fad in our youth that did not last

We soon realized it took money to make it look cool

And we had no job to get funds after school

Our allowance was small and our dreams were big

So we did what we could  and tried to jury rig 

With left over bits of metal that we found in dads shop

To customize our wanna be Harley to look over the top

We had it close to looking pretty great

Then winter showed up with it's cold breath off the lake

And the project got put away up in the barn

Until sunny days came again and the weather got warm

The next spring we looked at what we had done in our youth

And realized that we were nuts if we admit the truth

As what seemed so cool in the summer past  

Was no longer "in" -  a fad that did not last

So we got out the paint and restored the look

Of the bike that once was and in pride it took

A waste of time to make the chopper some might say

And perhaps it was in a bit of a way

But we learned as we grew that long time ago

That we all must dream in order to grow

 

 

 


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Posted July 13, 2016 - 09:14 AM

I remember and had one of those. Not quite that long a forks thou.

Noel

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 10:04 AM

A chopper is not complete with out playing cards in your spokes. 

We used baseball cards of players we didn't know.


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Posted July 13, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Back in the day!



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Posted July 13, 2016 - 11:30 AM

I like the fender placement. That's a bonus.
We used to cut the forks right before bend.

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Posted July 13, 2016 - 12:19 PM

I actually made one almost identical to that when I was a kid.  Man that thing was hard to ride.  Looking back, I'm not exactly sure why I wanted my front wheel to arrive 2 minutes before I did anyway.

DITTO  :D 


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