some cyclegear choppers

Pics of Australian Forum Members'choppers in the 60's & 70's... post or email your photos and commentary to andrew@choppersaustralia.com
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Freddie
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some cyclegear choppers

Post by Freddie » Sat May 08, 2010 11:03 am

Found this page in 1982 edition of Bike Australia, some aussie chop hi
story.
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Post by Prof » Sat May 08, 2010 10:18 pm

Great pics. Thanks.
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El Skitzo
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Post by El Skitzo » Sat May 08, 2010 11:56 pm

Yeah some pearlers there 8)
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Post by Cromag » Sun May 09, 2010 4:29 pm

Love the red swing arm jobby.....
Does not work or play well with others
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Post by tdop » Sun May 09, 2010 9:30 pm

I bought the Honda at top left.If I had it now I would be able to fix all the things that were wrong when I picked it up but back then I thought that if it looked cool that was enough.I sold it to a bloke in Bendigo and not long after that I heard that the frame had broken in half.That was 25 years ago.I'm building a GS1000 bobber but I can't post any photos because I'm not very good on a computer.I really enjoy the site.
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Post by Prof » Mon May 10, 2010 8:52 am

email or post some pics to me and I'll put them up for you.
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ol_750
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Side car

Post by ol_750 » Mon May 10, 2010 6:26 pm

The sidecar in the back ground ... was that the one in the first Mad Max movie ?
It looks very similar.
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Post by Big D » Mon May 10, 2010 6:34 pm

wow ol - how sharp is your eye ? ! well spotted , i am a mad keen mad max fan and i didnt spot it .....
i clicked on my mad max resource site and bamm , there it is.....
and its still going and in Australia according to the website ....

quote - "Cyclotron - The trike was originally constructed by Lance Seadon of Cycle Gear in Collingwood. The scrolling on the body was done in 24ct gold leaf by John Leach - Lance and John were both members of the Barbarians Motorcycle Club at the time. Features of the trike included a tube running from the dome to the rider, so that you could enjoy a smoke... "
"And the good news is... the trike still lives! The trike is still in Australia, and the pictures below were taken by Scott Page at the Street Machine Mad Max / Mad Max 2 screening in Blacktown in late 2001."

heres a link to the website with the pictures and some info
http://www.madmaxmovies.com/cars/madmax ... index.html
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Mad Max

Post by ol_750 » Mon May 10, 2010 6:44 pm

I'm a bit of a Mad Max fan too.
Cheers 8)
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Post by midnight7503 » Mon May 10, 2010 7:20 pm

thanks a cool site, a mate down south has 1 of the vehicles from MM2 the little buggy with the single headlight
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Post by Big D » Mon May 10, 2010 7:32 pm

i was looking over those photos again, and i noticed, the original bike had girder forks, and the newer pics show it with springer forks and an added headlight ( maybe for legal road rego ).
But an awesome machine none the less.
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Post by Prof » Mon May 10, 2010 9:59 pm

I spoke to a guy some years ago who was one of the first to ride the bike... and reckoned it was awful. Don't know if the changed the geometry later.
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