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Monday, November 30, 2009

The Meteors - Please Don't Touch (Early 80's w/ Bikes)

I used to be heavy into psychobilly about 10 years ago, listened to lots of Meteors, but stumbled across this video today and its pretty swell, with the bikes and all. I think the tune is from Johnny Kidd & the Pirates from like 1959 or so but everybody's covered it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vintage Barlux Chopper Toy

Here's a cool vintage, I'm guessing late 60s or early 70s, Barlux chopper toy Ogri won on Ebay and was nice enough to send over the pictures. I dig the detail of the cocktail shakers and ribbed king and queen seat! Thanks Ogri!

Friday, November 27, 2009

AMT Ala Cart Modified & Revell's Triumph Show Bike

Here's a cool little model set-up, I believe in 1/25 scale of the Revell Triumph Show Bike from an early 60's Hot Rod type magazine!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Wishes

I just want to say thanks to all you folks that read Nostalgia, provide comments, and send over pictures as the support is greatly appreciated. Remember to count your blessings! God Bless, Stretch!

1965 Watts Riots Participant T-shirt

This t-shirt is pretty rad on many levels but used to be sold in the old 60's Hot Rod Magazines. I think they sold for a couple bucks back in the day. I saw one go on Ebay a couple years back for around $175 but the guy who posted these pictures wants three grand. Its not worth more than two Benjamins in my mind but would be a rad wall hanger!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Harley JD Racer!

I'll have to say I really like this bike. I'm trying to figure the handlebars out as they either appear to be a single piece with the risers intact or else the risers attach to the rear legs. Either way I like the Flanders type look and it almost appears as if there is a ride control dial at the very top of the bars? The bobbed front and rear fenders look nice as well and the front must be a 21 incher and the rear appears to be at least a 21, if not larger, though the picture seems somewhat distorted.

Modelo KH

Here's a nice shot of a Harley KH motor from the early 50s! Those "K" heads are the coolest!

Early '60s Combo Posters

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Bonneville in '64

This full fairing pre-unit looks absolutely perfect. The salt cafe look is amazing!

Bert Munro preparing for glory. Notice the Bell 500TX helmets worn by both of these riders. (Both photos from a 1964 Hot Rod Magazine)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wild Harley Three-Wheeler

I've never seen this crazy contraption before and neither did Ogri who sent over this photo! If anyone knows the history on this wild piece of machinery please feel free to enlighten us! Thanks again Orgi for sharing!

1948 Comic Cover Art with Motorcycle Girl

Here's a picture which was from a 1948 comic cover of Black Cat on her motorcycle. The bike looks like a Harley / Triumph hodgepodge but its well drawn nonetheless.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Panel Truck & the Blue Ox

This Chevy truck reminds me of Gabe's bike hauling machine!

This cool little Ducati looks great dwarfed by the towering Paul Bunyan and his blue Babe!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

1967 Auto World Mail Order Model Kits from Revell & Pyro

Revell and Pyro motorcycle model kit offerings from 1967!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wild Triumph Hillclimber

Check out this crazy triumph in what looks to be a Harley 45 frame with an early single front end. The guy's eyes are as wild as the set-up!

Los Amigos - Pre-unit Drag / Show Machines

Check out the awesome posting on Show & Go about this recently discovered 1952 Pre-unit Drag Bike (pinkish-purple bike shown first) which has similarities to the four bikes below it.

Wild 1967 Triumph Drag Bike Up for Auction by Garage Company

I was looking at Yoshi's listing for old Bell Helmets on Ebay and came across this great '67 Triumph Drag Bike he has up for sale. Check out the "Remove for Flight" orange ribbon. A very cool 1/4 mile machine indeed!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gary Whitenack's Knuckle

Its pretty cool how this knuckle custom is running a 20" front wheel with the longer XA Springer! Photos and text from the 1970 Motorcycle & Trail Biking Handbook.

Yosef Blawr's Blog - Music & Beyond!

My friend Joey from the Cal State Fullerton days just started a great music blog through VOX on some great up and coming artist, tracks, and albums. If you want to deviate from the motorcycles and jump into the music realm I suggest you check out this outstanding review: . You can also view the blog by clicking the link from the alphabetized blogroll above.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Couple of Mods to the 1967 Schwinn Deluxe Speedster Custom

I dusted off the Schwinn yesterday after its yearlong stay in storage as I wanted to ride something else besides the 10 speed, and decided to have another go at the blue Frankenstein peddler. If you're just tuning in this bike was my practical compromise between a Schwinn Manta Ray and functionality. This '67 deluxe speedster frame has the same fastback styling as the manta ray frame but its five years older. Rear wheel is a 26" which came on the speedster and has a Sturmey Archer three speed. The 3 speed stik is off a 60's Schwinn stingray and its rad because you can power shift the thing like a Hurst from 1st - 3rd gear or back down and so on and it has a pulley and a spring actuator to grab the gears correctly. New mods include the swap of the wide manta ray style seat for a skinnier Persons white metal flake variety, and the front 26" wheel was swapped out for a skinnier 27" off a 1972 Schwinn Varsity which gives the bike some speedway appeal. Ideal tigeroo growler horn rounds out the bike. This Liberace part adds a healthy bit of flare to the ride and has reflector eyes. I was riding around on some dirt hills in the dark tonight and the bike goes really well and you can actually stand up and peddle a steep hill and it won't jump out of gear. The tiger is rubber mounted and ready for any bumps and thumps along the roadway. In a bicycle world dominated by fixed gear hipsters it feels nice to put this old Schwinn contraption back on the road!

Joe Kid on a Stingray - The History of BMX!

Has anyone seen this movie on the History of BMX from 2006? I was searching for some old bmx history stuff and found the link:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jockey or Foot Shift for Hawgs?

Whether you plan on running a Lee pedal, B&H shifter, Speed-e-shift, rachet lid or gate top, mousetrap, or some other set-up, this article by Joe Alphabet, see the first ever posting on Nostaliga for Joe's panhead, is where its at!

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