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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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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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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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