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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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    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.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

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    Its Flash Gordons bike !
    The older I get,the better I was !

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronsonic View Post
    THat is awesome on a bed of awesome, served with a savory awesome sauce.
    +1000!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_B View Post
    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.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by yepyep View Post
    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!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post



    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?
    Not the same but damn they look good together!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    weight?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarke Kent View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by schwinnderella View Post
    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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