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Old 03-10-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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Here's a neat video sent to me by none other than Super Hunky's old buddy Tom (as in Tom Fiala).

Look at the size of that board track! Jeez, must have been hell to sandpaper and varnish...

If I would have been around back then, my nickname probably would have been "splinters".

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Old 03-11-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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212 km/hr?!!

That is 131 mph- pretty damn impressive for 1920.

Thanks for sharing Mscuddy. How many square feet of boards was that track? The track must have made an odd noise when the bikes roared past. Like a bowling alley from hell?
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:18 AM   #3
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212 km/hr?!!

That is 131 mph- pretty damn impressive for 1920.

Thanks for sharing Mscuddy. How many square feet of boards was that track? The track must have made an odd noise when the bikes roared past. Like a bowling alley from hell?
Doesn't take that much horsepower to get to 130 mph. Most 70's era 1000s would do it... about 80 rwhp.

Now getting up to 150. That's a lot harder. More like 120 HP. I could do the formulas but I'd rather let that keyboard in Seattle explode into 1000 pieces.
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Doesn't take that much horsepower to get to 130 mph. Most 70's era 1000s would do it... about 80 rwhp.

Now getting up to 150. That's a lot harder. More like 120 HP. I could do the formulas but I'd rather let that keyboard in Seattle explode into 1000 pieces.
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Here's a neat video sent to me by none other than Super Hunky's old buddy Tom (as in Tom Fiala).

Look at the size of that board track! Jeez, must have been hell to sandpaper and varnish...

If I would have been around back then, my nickname probably would have been "splinters".

Enjoy.

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That's a pretty neat video.

That track is huge. Was that track bike only or did they race cars on it, also? It just seem huge.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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I didn't know that those bikes were that fast in the '20s. Even if I could go that fast on a period bike, I am not sure I would want to- with period tires and period metallurgy in the frame.

A neighbor has a 1910 Indian that he is restoring that has "double clincher" tires. Those tires sure are narrow.
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:47 AM   #7
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I didn't know that those bikes were that fast in the '20s. Even if I could go that fast on a period bike, I am not sure I would want to- with period tires and period metallurgy in the frame.

A neighbor has a 1910 Indian that he is restoring that has "double clincher" tires. Those tires sure are narrow.
If I was riding 130 MPH on the Cuddymobile around that track, I'd have a "double clincher" too but it would be the tires.
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Double clincher indeed!

The 1910 had a supplemental oil pump (manual) that you were supposed to use if you went above a certain speed (about 60mph IIRC) or put the bike under load.

Suicide shifts are for sissies. Suicide oil pumps were the real deal!

If less is more then those old bikes had the most.

You think the vibration on the Cuddymobile would settle down at warp speed, like Chuck Yeager pushing the envelope towards the sound barrier?
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:07 PM   #9
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You know the Huffy never vibrated as much as the Dimondback. The DB vibrates so bad your tooth fillings feel like they're going to drop out. After watching that vid I was amazed on how much they look like bicycles with a BIG HONKING MOTOR stuck in 'em. Those guys had balls like church bells. And weren't the throttles wired wide open with a blip switch like an old WWI fighter? Madness!
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