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jfk
01-28-2010, 8:43 AM
I don't know if this has been posted or not.

http://www.gizmag.com/the-worlds-first-motorcycle-comes-up-for-auction/13889/picture/108968/

revmike
01-28-2010, 1:37 PM
Old School, def. Kind of primitive. I don't like what they did with the rear fender, but they were winging it no doubt.

Try to get them down to 200 or so, doesn't look like it runs and parts are gonna be a bitch to find... lol

http://c0388982.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/1895-hildebrand--wolfmuller-motorcycle-0.jpg

revmike
01-28-2010, 1:42 PM
I guess before there was 'shaft' drive, there was 'DIRECT' drive. awesome. Pretty damn interesting actually.

doa
01-28-2010, 1:47 PM
that thing is so cool. probably a little jerky on the take off and a bitch to stop

jfk
01-28-2010, 2:16 PM
Good thing it doesn't have breaks that broken spring on the front of the seat could be bad news.

jazzmans
01-28-2010, 3:00 PM
the description says no brakes, but the diagram of the same bike clearly shows and labels the brakes...




Very cool. I thought MB made the first motorcycle.

jaz

revmike
01-28-2010, 8:04 PM
Good thing it doesn't have breaks that broken spring on the front of the seat could be bad news.
That's just the retaining spring. It will retain your nuts for you.

~Rev Mike

turtle
01-28-2010, 8:33 PM
wonder what its worth