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    Oddball bikes - Australia

    Hi - any Aussies here remember oddball bikes - I have lived all over the world and only ever seen them in Australia

    In the '70's we would get a typical dragster bike with 20" wheels , change the front fork and wheel usually to a 27 or 28" wheel.

    Made it really easy to pop wheelies and ride for blocks like that.

    My favorite oddball got stolen in High School it was a5 speed one.

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    I found this (bad) example on Google images

    oddball..jpg

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    Hi

    I can remember these bikes in the Uk in the seventies, not sure if they were know as oddball though?

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    really? you guys had Raleigh Choppers which was big wheel in the back and little wheel in the front?

    raleigh_chopper_&#48.jpg

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    Thats great! Maybe Ill kit out my old 185 Honda and sign up.

    I just finished Boormans "Race to Dakar" and came away thinking that if you're a privateer then smaller seems to be the way to go.....Seems the dunes swallowed up the 650cc BMW's they used..
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    Yes we used to have Choppers which were branded 'odd ball' I guess, but I can also recall bikes being customised with cow horn handlebars and the like.

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    cool! any photos?

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    We used to put forks from a 10 speed on and use a little wheel, maybe a 16" if we had one or just use the 20"
    Brian Daniels
    East Nassau NY

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    Brian what did you guys call them? Dragsters?

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