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1953 Bicycle Sidecar Plans

Old 08-27-18, 03:08 AM
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1953 Bicycle Sidecar Plans

I've found a set of 65˝ years old plans in the 1953 January and February issues of Practical Mechanics magazine for a braked bicycle side car.

I'll get all 6˝ pages of them scanned properly at the library this week and then I'll let anyone who wants them have a set as a PDF download





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That is very cool!
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Awesome treasure it is.
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Awesome. And 1953 was a mighty good year.
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Very, very cool!
I'd like a link for the PDF plans when you have it ready, please.
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I too would be interested in a PDF copy when you get ready to share!

I have toyed with the idea of a side car on a couple of my bikes for the dog. He loves riding but gets bored in the trailer because he wants to see what is coming up.

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Apologies for the delay: I have had printer and scanner windows 10 issues.

Here is a PDF file of the scans I have taken of the Bicycle side car plans from the `1953 practical mechanics Magazine.
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Link does not work.
"Cannot display file ... Bad Format ..."
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Works for me off two different laptops and a PC.

Here is the link again; file:///C:/Users/Gareth/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/Bicycle%20SidecarPlans%20Practical%20Mechanics%20Magazine%201953%20(3).pdf
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Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
Apologies for the delay: I have had printer and scanner windows 10 issues.

Here is a PDF file of the scans I have taken of the Bicycle side car plans from the `1953 practical mechanics Magazine.
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Link does not work.
"Cannot display file ... Bad Format ..."

Download the pdf file first and then open with your reader...

worked fine for me and I tried reading it with a few different PDF readers I have, all good.
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Originally Posted by Gareth View Post
Apologies for the delay: I have had printer and scanner windows 10 issues.

Here is a PDF file of the scans I have taken of the Bicycle side car plans from the `1953 practical mechanics Magazine.
Very nice, thank you
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Works for me off two different laptops and a PC.

Here is the link again; file:///C:/Users/Gareth/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe/TempState/Downloads/Bicycle%20SidecarPlans%20Practical%20Mechanics%20Magazine%201953%20(3).pdf
That is a path on your local pc.... that definitely will not work for him but the PDF in your earlier post is perfect.
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Thank you for the pdf. Oh man I have some ideas now!
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Gee... designer sure went over the top drawing up that convoluted unnecessarily overcomplicated braking system
like 2/3rds of the article is about the brakes...

Was curious of how sidecar attached... hmm just 2 tabs hanging off the nondrive chainstay... have doubts how long that'll survive there's a lot of forces going on down there, even before cornering lean
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The download worked just fine for me. Thanks for sharing!
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Cool cool

I like the Vespa one, better.
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