MISC:   The Classic Motorcycle Magazine posted by: Roger on 6/2/2007 at 5:30:20 PM
Heck, I'm not even into motorcycles, but this is the coolest magazine, about antique motorcycles, largely those made in Great Britain and many times, having similarities with bikes. Of course, the magazine is "made in England" <--- that's on the cover, and the penmanship style is not unlike the decal on a Roadster.

I think, I understand, that magazine sales are really falling, the news agent near our house even closed down and they supplemented their store income with sales of sports memorabilia and such when they were in operation.

So, I'm contemplating getting the magazine, although, subscriptions often seem rather pricey, there may be no other way to continue enjoying this magazine.

Their website: http://www.classicmotorcycle.co.uk/

Check out the Royal Enfield!

   RE:MISC:   The Classic Motorcycle Magazine posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/3/2007 at 4:47:19 AM
It's amazing how Britain absolutely RULED the motorcycle world back then. Yeah... you had Indian and Harley... but if you wanted a true "performance" machine... you owned a Triump or BSA or... for the ultimate, a NORTON.

I for one had a 1950 AJS 500 twin... absolutely impossible to get parts for it... used to have to special order plugs...

Then Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki pretty much took over... wiping out Indian... and nearly burying Harley.

The "Britbike" is kind of making a comeback with Triumph. Motorcycling on a whole in the U.S. is making a strong comeback as well.

Want to see what Kawasaki did as a tribute to the old british iron... do a search on the Kawasaki W650. Awesome machine.... alas... it didn't sell all that well.


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:RE:MISC:   The Classic Motorcycle Magazine posted by Roger on 6/3/2007 at 12:27:17 PM
Good comments Larry; I already did some search on the Kawasaki and will do the other tonight.

Apparently, the magazine "The Classic Motorcycle" has expanded to another magazine just on vintage dirtbikes; and many newsstands carry a lot of automobile/motocycle magazines so I may not be looking hard enough and maybe one of the chain stores carry it.

   RE:MISC:   The Classic Motorcycle Magazine posted by Andy on 6/5/2007 at 11:00:26 AM
I have an older issue of this magazine with a big spread on old cyclemotors.... most of the bikes featured are big 28" roadsters with mudflaps, baskets, etc.

Classic Bike is probably more widely sold in the US, but deals primarily with big engine bikes while The Classic has smaller cc's and lightweights, etc.

AGE / VALUE:   austrian made frame esge stamped on it posted by: james on 6/2/2007 at 2:37:51 PM
i posted in lightweights and someone suggested trying HERE am trying to determine who built the frame on my sears european lightweight that is the name as i have some paperwork on bike.the problem is esge is stamped on frame ,same color, painted .but people think it is maybe puch .how to determine frame builder . IT also has sachs torpedo 3 speed hub.thanks

AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn paratrooper bicycle posted by: Chris on 6/2/2007 at 1:41:52 PM
The book says that fortunitly the servicemen were not burdened with this added piece of equipment meaning the Schwinn paratroper bicycle.

Probably explains why I cannot find one. This must have been an prototype that was not made in any real numbers because Schwinn must have failed to get them accepted and into use. Unlike the B.S.A. Airborne paratrooper bicycle which was made in over 70,000.00 units.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Schwinn paratrooper bicycle posted by Roger on 6/2/2007 at 5:20:32 PM
I think, I saw on some documentary, how they carried some of these bikes, whatever brand they were, backpack style.

   RE:AGE / VALUE: Schwinn paratrooper bicycle posted by mark stonich on 6/3/2007 at 1:52:42 PM
I saw a prototype Schwinn paratrooper bike in a shop in Austin MN. The owner claimed that when the war department saw the quality of the bike they decided Schwinn's capabilities were to good to be "wasted" on bikes. So put them to work making items more important to the war effort.

AGE / VALUE:   Miller bell NOS posted by: Warren on 6/2/2007 at 12:45:53 PM
$122 for an NOS bell from the 50's!


Nice work if you can get it. Some Sports bikes from the 50's go for less.

   RE:AGE / VALUE:   Miller bell NOS posted by Larry "Boneman" Bone on 6/3/2007 at 4:53:28 AM
Holy mackerel.... While an NOS bell of that vintage is truly a find... that's just an amazing price... I think there may have been a bit of bidding war obsession involved...


Larry "Boneman" Bone

   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Miller bell NOS posted by Chris on 6/4/2007 at 1:38:02 PM
People get strange over bicycle bells. Bought bikes and had a lot of folks demand that the bell is not for sale and they go reaching for a screwdriver. Push it, and the whole bike becomes not for sale and no matter what you offer they put it away bell and all.

WANTED:   CYCLEMASTER posted by: Brian on 6/2/2007 at 9:47:15 AM
I am looking to buy a CYCLEMASTER MOTORWHEEL. I just need the complete motor wheel attachment. A complete bike would be nice but shipping may be expensive. I have seen a lot of nice Cyclemasters on UK ebay but no one wants to ship to the US. Looking for other early motorwheels and bicycle motors. I am located near Charleston, SC, USA


   RE:WANTED:   CYCLEMASTER posted by Roger on 6/3/2007 at 11:25:26 PM
Glad you clued us into the site; I spent some time in Orangeburg, Bamburg; it was beautiful country.