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Title: Early Indian Board Track Racer Tribute
Post by: only1asterisk on October 20, 2016, 08:48:24 pm
(http://sportsmanflyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/3-Sportsman-200.jpg)

I'm seriously considering pulling the trigger on one.  I think I want a full dress vs. a racer.
Title: Re: Early Indian Board Track Racer Tribute
Post by: GeorgeHill on October 20, 2016, 08:58:26 pm
Looks like they are going for 1000 to 2500 bucks... Used.   :hmm  That is pretty dang cool.
Title: Re: Early Indian Board Track Racer Tribute
Post by: MTK20 on October 20, 2016, 10:20:12 pm
What am I looking at?

Did a bicycle and a motorcycle have a baby?
Title: Re: Early Indian Board Track Racer Tribute
Post by: coelacanth on October 20, 2016, 11:51:17 pm
That's exactly what the early motorcycles were.  The bicycle pre-dated the internal combustion engine by a considerable margin and only when the internal combustion engine and lubricant technology advanced to the point where smallish, air cooled engines were possible, did the marriage take place. 
Title: Re: Early Indian Board Track Racer Tribute
Post by: only1asterisk on October 20, 2016, 11:53:33 pm
What am I looking at?

Did a bicycle and a motorcycle have a baby?

Early motorcycles were bicycles with engines.  Google up images from 1903 though 1920 or so.  Pedaling was how you started the engine.
Title: Re: Early Indian Board Track Racer Tribute
Post by: only1asterisk on October 20, 2016, 11:59:40 pm
Excellent video with an original 1912 Indian:

https://youtu.be/O2IC9i9QZS4