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"There is some controversy over whether or not the Wrights manufactured a bicycle called the "Wright Special." The only reference the Wrights made to this bicycle was in an announcement that appeared April 17, 1896: "For a number of months, the Wright Cycle Co. have been making plans to manufacture bicycles...we will have several samples out in a week or ten days, and will be ready to fill orders before the middle of next month. The WRIGHT SPECIAL will contain nothing but high grade material. " But the Wright Special never materialized."

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I have something special for the build off. Looks like a "W" followed by a patent number.

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"There is some controversy over whether or not the Wrights manufactured a bicycle called the "Wright Special." The only reference the Wrights made to this bicycle was in an announcement that appeared April 17, 1896: "For a number of months, the Wright Cycle Co. have been making plans to manufacture bicycles...we will have several samples out in a week or ten days, and will be ready to fill orders before the middle of next month. The WRIGHT SPECIAL will contain nothing but high grade material. " But the Wright Special never materialized."

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I have something special for the build off. Looks like a "W" followed by a patent number.

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If somebody ratrodded a confirmed Wright Brothers bicycle, the internet fireworks would be spectacular.
 

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I'll bet there aren't any bikes associated with exploding penguins


I have a running list of build names and I always thought a great name for a black and white build would be Mr Popper
 

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thinking this could be converted from a 3 speed 2 wheeler. to a 3 speed high speed 3 wheel grocery getter. I built this bike many years back with modes from stock. so it was easier for my mom to ride it. but since she cant ride it any more(not as good a balance as she once had) and I bought her a 3 wheeler. so I took over owner ship of this bike. plan buy another 26 x 1 3/8 or what ever size it is wheel. add a 3 wheel conversion kit. big ... basket, fenders. bam high speed skinny tire 3 wheeler grocery getter
 

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Here's my potential projects. I want to do the Skinny and off road for sure. If I find a suitable bike I may try a muscle bike too but nothing has come along in an affordable package yet. If I have time I may take a stab at something custom.

Elgin Moto-skinny. Still working out the wheel situation. I've got some Raleigh 3spd 26x1 3/8" I might use. I'd kind of like to use the 3spd in some 27" rims with white tires but that would require me to learn to build wheels. This may happen.
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BMX! My Redline got stolen back in 91/92. It was my main transport all through high school. I'm going to build a similar bike just to fool around with. I still need to find some better parts for this one. The chrome is trashed on this frame so I won't need to take particularly good care of it. I miss my old bike. Here's the basic bones:
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And a klunker. I'm still trying to decide on a frame. Here's my options:
Post war, don't know the make, maybe Monarch?
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A couple of prewar Shelbys:
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Mid 30s American Flyer:
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And my late 30s C model. This one would get the most involved build with drum brakes. I don't have all the parts I need for this build yet but that could be remedied. And I need to learn to build wheels. :bigsmile:
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Of course I’m going to do muscle. I’ve had a project that’s been years in the making, with some serious design road blocks and parts problems (internal shifter problems) that have kept me from building it. But, I overcame the internal shifter problem, so set it aside to throw it into the next build off.

I have another muscle bike I was going to throw together with some parts I have. Nothing fancy. I just want to put parts on a frame and get the bike out of my hair.

Lastly, I do so much muscle that it’s probably boring. So, I found a muscle bike frame I was going to piece together into yet another muscle bike. However, since there is an BMX category, I think I’m going to try my hand at an MX build. We’ll see how that goes.

So, yeah… 3 entries this year from a guy who struggles to complete 1. But… new job allows new time.
 
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Here's my potential projects. I want to do the Skinny and off road for sure. If I find a suitable bike I may try a muscle bike too but nothing has come along in an affordable package yet. If I have time I may take a stab at something custom.

Elgin Moto-skinny. Still working out the wheel situation. I've got some Raleigh 3spd 26x1 3/8" I might use. I'd kind of like to use the 3spd in some 27" rims with white tires but that would require me to learn to build wheels. This may happen.
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BMX! My Redline got stolen back in 91/92. It was my main transport all through high school. I'm going to build a similar bike just to fool around with. I still need to find some better parts for this one. The chrome is trashed on this frame so I won't need to take particularly good care of it. I miss my old bike. Here's the basic bones:View attachment 210776 View attachment 210777

And a klunker. I'm still trying to decide on a frame. Here's my options:
Post war, don't know the make, maybe Monarch?
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A couple of prewar Shelbys:View attachment 210779 View attachment 210780

Mid 30s American Flyer:
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And my late 30s C model. This one would get the most involved build with drum brakes. I don't have all the parts I need for this build yet but that could be remedied. And I need to learn to build wheels. :bigsmile:View attachment 210781
The black one is an AMF from the mid 50's.
 

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