I ran across this:
For me the photos of old steel, nickel and spokes were stunning. Wayne Sheldon mentioned the wonderful knowledge he finds on the internet. The images I find are fascinating to me. I hope some will enjoy it as much as I did.
Thanks for posting. All very interesting but my favorite is the 1932 500 cc single cylinder Norton, the last motorcycle.
I was watching Mecom auction last week and saw a early HD go for $160+++. Some bikes brought crazy prices and some that I thought should had gone high barley made the reserve.
Thank you Rich E !!! What an incredible collection of motorcycles. I never really got involved in motorcycles in any form myself. But I have always found many of the antiques interesting. I can't recall ever seeing so many and so many so early anywhere before. Slightly over three pages of listings (only a couple more on page four). About a dozen motored cycles from the 1890s (two wheels, three wheels, some with fancy front seats, even an 1899 Peugeot tri-car). There must have been nearly fifty motorcycles from 1900 through 1909, and a bunch more from 1910 to 1920. A few well into the '30s.
A friend (who passed away too young from ALS about fifteen years ago), about fifteen years before he passed said that early motorcycles were the best thing to collect. He said they were cheap to buy, and cheap to keep because they didn't require much space like a car did. He claimed to have two in his bedroom closet, and one next to the buffet table in his dining room, in addition to the couple dozen in the buildings that housed his car collection. He figured other people would figure that out eventually, and they would become very expensive.
Boy. Was he right.
As a former Norton rider, the 1932 is killer!