The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) beams down to visit Carol Burnett.
There's something about that picture, the cars, the bicycles and the guys in it that doesn't jibe.
Single speed "ONE GEAR" & no hand breaks visible -
possibly Fixed Gear or also Known as "FIXIE" ----
Rider uses muscles pushing in reverse on pedals
to slow bike - very fast very dangerous- Fixie Bikes
are usually only ridden by very good riders ........
What's "insane" about bicycle clothing? YOu wear special, i.e. "unusual or odd clothingfor fishing, hunting, playing tennis, running track, etc.
Someone a little insecure about what THEY'D look like in spandex?
I was thinking the same,the bikes,clothes and hair cuts of the guys riding the bikes looks too new.
I'm thinking it could be from a movie.
My Uncle and his BSA
I was thinking the same....like a more worldly vibe in the body language than what what we had in the 60's.
I originally thought it was a pic from Brazil, they still run early rides on a daily basis..
One gear, no brakes. Hell its a speedway bike.
When I was around 12 or 13 ( couple centuries ago) I had a "minimalist" bike that I had removed everything related to brakes, fenders, and so on. I used to jam my shoe between the frame and rear wheel for braking. In a summer I wore down 2 rear tires and had a nice slot on my left tennis sole. The greatest gig was to arrive at full speed, jam the rear wheel and came to a screeching halt, the longer and louder the better. Ah. the good old days!!.
I'm sure I'd look like a dork I regularly do an hour street/trail ride on my old rigid street bike in my normal attire, even on epic cross country rides it's never occurred to me I needed spandex and I resent paying for someone else's advertising.
NYC 1960 from here
on ebay here
HEY!!!---All you guys ARE RIGHT!!!----I went back & double checked!!!
My 80 year old eye balls are failing me!!!!!-----Don
Hey Don ya sure had me worried about my abilities too,,,i didnt want to doubt your knowledge ,,i do have respect,,,
Thank You Mart. That will take a while to get through. Here's a few favorites from the Daily Herald photos. Imagine me liking the first one.
I was able to purchase the print to add to my collection.
We have this neat photo up on The Old Motor and look at the shine on this tudor!! We also have a link to a video of a very interesting 1936 Ford salesmen's film that is quite interesting.
This is really a long address and it may already be on the site, but it takes the whole address to access it. Its a video of what I believe is assembly of 1936 Chevrolets. The machinery is amazing and it must have been extremely noisy. Also, some of the "adjustments" made with a hammer are interesting.
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