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Old 08-21-16, 04:29 PM
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I need a cruiser

I had a lot of fun at the Edwardsville auto show today. The cyclist have their own area and the local cruiser club asked me to bring out the road bikes.









































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Old 08-21-16, 04:32 PM
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The cars were interesting, too.







































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Old 08-21-16, 04:53 PM
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I'll take the station wagon, because it can haul bikes.
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^^^^ And you can put a surf board on the roof.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I'll take the station wagon, because it can haul bikes.
My thought exactly. Nomads will always be in style.
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Station wagon ?

Phillistine

That's a Nomad my brother. Akin to me calling your beloved Ironman an Accordo.

(I'm a new guy here and I am joking with you. Don't be offended)
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Old 08-21-16, 07:09 PM
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A 1957 Nomad with a fuel injected small block, to be precise. It doesn't get much better.
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The Rally wheels kind of kill it for me, but regardless, a Nomad is way out of my pay grade.
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I like the bikes better than the cars.

Those 50s cruisers look nice, but I never enjoyed riding them more further than around the block.
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Old 08-25-16, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
I like the bikes better than the cars.

Those 50s cruisers look nice, but I never enjoyed riding them more further than around the block.
Yes, the 100 year old racer with the drop bars and the saddle positioned over the top tube was very interesting. It can be seen in the second, third and forth pictures.
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Old 08-25-16, 08:41 AM
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I agree regarding station wagons. My wife and I are keeping her 2001 VW Passat running as long as we reasonably can, because it is the perfect car in size and configuration. After 15 years, it still looks great, runs great, is a pleasure to drive, and holds bikes either inside or on my roof rack (Yakima bike carriers on VW cross bars, clamped to the OEM roof-mounted rails).

I am looking forward to our town's annual classic car signature event, Wavecrest. I always enjoy riding one of the Capos to it, although my bikes are too new by the 1910s to early 1950s standards of the car meet.

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Originally Posted by Shady Rascal
Station wagon ?

Phillistine

That's a Nomad my brother. Akin to me calling your beloved Ironman an Accordo.

(I'm a new guy here and I am joking with you. Don't be offended)
Forgot, the 2-door was the Nomad. For some reason, I thought the Nomads were sans rear windows..... compared to that, the Magnum can pound sand.
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Originally Posted by Shady Rascal
The Rally wheels kind of kill it for me, but regardless, a Nomad is way out of my pay grade.
I hear you. If you're going to do that, get some S10 swirls. For that car, I'm a chrome dish/baby moon guy, or a set of SS caps with the tri-spike.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Forgot, the 2-door was the Nomad. For some reason, I thought the Nomads were sans rear windows..... compared to that, the Magnum can pound sand.
To further split hairs, there were two doors wagons and nomads. The wagon was more squared off on the back of the body. Different rear window configuration. And the wagon had door window frames whereas the Nomads used doors without window frames a'la hardtop cars.

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Wagon. Square rear body, doors with upper frames.



Nomad. Swoopy rear body and frameless door windows.



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I can dig a little OT content now and then. There's going to be a vintage car show in our area in a few weeks, and I'm contemplating driving the '67 Beetle.

Back to bikes, at least you weren't the only roadie there, [MENTION=47570]Barrettscv[/MENTION]!
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I need a T-bucket.
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I'd take the white Studebaker...classic European styling. Drill a few holes in the rear bumper, install a bike rack, hang the Phantom on it, and go. I don't need no stinkin' station wagon (Family has two mini vans.)
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Originally Posted by okane
I'd take the white Studebaker...classic European styling. Drill a few holes in the rear bumper, install a bike rack, hang the Phantom on it, and go. I don't need no stinkin' station wagon (Family has two mini vans.)
It is an American car and a full size bike would probably fit in the trunk next to some luggage. But European styling? I've always seen Studebaker as very American styling, among the best American styling and therefore among the best styling in the world.
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Personally, I'm waiting for "ratrods" to be "over".
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Originally Posted by Shady Rascal
To further split hairs, there were two doors wagons and nomads. The wagon was more squared off on the back of the body. Different rear window configuration. And the wagon had door window frames whereas the Nomads used doors without window frames a'la hardtop cars.

Stolen pictures from the Google...

Wagon. Square rear body, doors with upper frames.



Nomad. Swoopy rear body and frameless door windows.



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Thanks. I'll take the wagon. It fits more bikes.
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