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Old 08-15-09, 12:21 PM   #1
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What kind of bike is this?




I found this pic somewhere on the web. Published in LIFE Magazine. I love this thing, but have no clue what it is!

Anyone know?
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Old 08-15-09, 12:24 PM   #2
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very nice and unique bicycle. it looks '50ish to me you know back when everything had the futuristic aero look. the rear suspension is cool too, like an early 'off road' bran bikes had those polymer bumpers in the stays.
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Old 08-15-09, 04:41 PM   #3
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Its Flash Gordons bike !
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THat is awesome on a bed of awesome, served with a savory awesome sauce.
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I know what that is. It's a single speed coaster brake bike with suspension. Not uncommon back in the day.
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Old 08-15-09, 10:14 PM   #6
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I know what that is. It's a single speed coaster brake bike with suspension. Not uncommon back in the day.
No, rear suspension was not common back in the day, few bikes had that feature that I know of.
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I'd guess late 40s instead of 50s myself. Note the skip tooth. That and the general aesthetic of it all.
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I'd guess late 40s instead of 50s myself. Note the skip tooth. That and the general aesthetic of it all.
with those sweet lines I'm sure your right. BTW, its full suspension!
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I found this pic somewhere on the web. Published in LIFE Magazine. I love this thing, but have no clue what it is!

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Not the same but damn they look good together!
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weight?

since no one asked, i will, what does that lovely monster weigh?
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since no one asked, i will, what does that lovely monster weigh?

Depends. If some other schmuck is riding it, it weighs a ton.

If you are riding it and are now officially the baddest little badass ever to ride down your block, it weighs nothing.
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Dayton twin-flex!
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Dayton twin-flex!
Ding ding ding ding ding! We have a winner!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!
This has been driving me nuts for over a year!!
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1939 Dayton Huffman Twin Flex. Or some referred to it as the Death Bike because the suspension made it really hard to handle.

more info here...http://www.bicyclebill.com/Bikecompp...onHuffman.html

here....http://www.thecabe.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1142

here...http://www.nostalgic.net/bicycle227.htm

and well, just Google "Dayton Huffman Twin Flex" and you'll get a lot of links to some awesome pics....the more I look at this bike the more I love it! I gotta find one.
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