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Old 02-27-12, 12:24 AM
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Wow.


Is that a 1944 bike?

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Holy crap.

Good luck to anyone who wants to steal that.
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somehow the front tire is new???
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also, what side was he fighting on?
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https://www.mortythedog.com/2011/07/v...e-mystery.html one of the many stories attributed to it's origin.
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Kind of an old tale and I can't remember the specifics but the 1914 story was proved bunk. Regardless, an awesome image and example of nature "prevailing."
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Nope.

Well, at least according to the image, a 1914 - at least 18 years bike. Perhaps an 1896 bike.

Also, bike is way too small for an 18 year old.
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Plus the fact that the US didn't enter that war until 1917...theoretically, he could've enlisted in another army, but unlikely.

The newspaper article above is probably the way it happened.
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Originally Posted by abstractform20
somehow the front tire is new???
The article says it was a hard rubber tire. The bicycle was left on the tree in 1954.
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