Jump to content

Time to vote for Tractor of the Month!
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Caption This! 7-13-16


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 WNYTractorTinkerer ONLINE  

WNYTractorTinkerer

    Tinker Master

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 10789
  • 9,030 Thanks
  • 4,997 posts
  • Location: Avon, NY

Posted July 13, 2016 - 05:38 AM

:poke:  :rocker:  :camera:

 

11698545_10153543821188304_7786314742581683000_n.png


  • jhn9840, Alc and 29 Chev have said thanks

#2 glgrumpy ONLINE  

glgrumpy

    Getting Out!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8360
  • 7,411 Thanks
  • 7,055 posts
  • Location: Huntington, IN 46750 North East in State

Posted July 13, 2016 - 05:46 AM

That was Me about 1968! Easy Rider!

#3 HANKG ONLINE  

HANKG
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 29484
  • 5,518 Thanks
  • 3,047 posts
  • Location: Pt.Pleasant N.J.

Posted July 13, 2016 - 05:57 AM

And that's the way is was, wouldn't be a thought today
  • 29 Chev said thank you

#4 David Brown OFFLINE  

David Brown

    I said I work on them. I never said I fix them!

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8570
  • 4,508 Thanks
  • 2,424 posts

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.


  • KC9KAS said thank you

#5 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 28,903 Thanks
  • 29,273 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted July 13, 2016 - 06:30 AM

Uneasy rider
  • boyscout862 said thank you

#6 chieffan ONLINE  

chieffan
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62695
  • 7,285 Thanks
  • 5,151 posts
  • Location: SW Iowa

Posted July 13, 2016 - 06:46 AM

 Harley wanna be.



#7 crittersf1 OFFLINE  

crittersf1

    GT Lunatic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 26142
  • 4,173 Thanks
  • 5,770 posts
  • Location: Newport, N.C.

Posted July 13, 2016 - 07:40 AM

I had one just like it around 1970



#8 toppop52 ONLINE  

toppop52
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 54420
  • 4,227 Thanks
  • 3,964 posts
  • Location: Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland

Posted July 13, 2016 - 08:38 AM

Fork you!

 

I'll take the '69 Impala Custom!

 

The "kid" is about 60 now.


Edited by toppop52, July 13, 2016 - 08:39 AM.

  • 29 Chev said thank you

#9 John Arsenault ONLINE  

John Arsenault
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 76279
  • 1,264 Thanks
  • 730 posts
  • Location: Maine

Posted July 13, 2016 - 08:44 AM

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


  • gtcsreg and 29 Chev have said thanks

#10 29 Chev ONLINE  

29 Chev

    A Little Off Plumb

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 63590
  • 5,759 Thanks
  • 1,901 posts
  • Location: Ontario Canada

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

 

 

 


  • tractorgarden and jpackard56 have said thanks

#11 propane1 ONLINE  

propane1
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 54307
  • 7,133 Thanks
  • 3,575 posts
  • Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Posted July 13, 2016 - 09:14 AM

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

Noel

#12 gtcsreg OFFLINE  

gtcsreg
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 25875
  • 1,832 Thanks
  • 1,766 posts
  • Location: Winchester, IL

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.


  • John Arsenault said thank you

#13 gtcsreg OFFLINE  

gtcsreg
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 25875
  • 1,832 Thanks
  • 1,766 posts
  • Location: Winchester, IL

Posted July 13, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Back in the day!



#14 pharmer ONLINE  

pharmer

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 4250
  • 764 Thanks
  • 717 posts
  • Location: Southwick MA-just west of Springfield

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.

#15 Traill95 ONLINE  

Traill95

    Traill95

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8763
  • 1,762 Thanks
  • 980 posts
  • Location: Rossville IL.

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 


  • David Brown said thank you




Top