Alt Bike Culture - Oddball bikes - Australia
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06-26-10, 03:53 PM
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.
06-26-10, 03:59 PM
I found this (bad) example on Google images
I can remember these bikes in the Uk in the seventies, not sure if they were know as oddball though?
07-12-10, 06:37 AM
really? you guys had Raleigh Choppers which was big wheel in the back and little wheel in the front?
07-13-10, 02:09 AM
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.
07-26-10, 06:06 AM
cool! any photos?
08-13-10, 12:26 PM
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"
08-16-10, 06:10 AM
Brian what did you guys call them? Dragsters?
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