In 1967, a plumber doing renovations of an apartment building outside Chicago tore down a brick wall and found what would prove to be a baffling mystery to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts - a one-of-a-kind motorcycle bearing 1917 plates and the name "Traub". The building’s elderly owner admitted that his son had stolen the bike before going off to WWI, never to return. But where the bike came from and who made it remains a unknown to this day
Read more at: http://www.heavy.com/moto/2012/04/mystery-of-the-traub-motorcycle/
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Very interesting, I have passed this link across to some of the members in the Veteran Car Club of South Australia. They too will love it! Here in Australia we have many one-offs & low production vehicles too that make both our countries motorcycling history fascinating.
I'll ask my buddy, Dana Traub, if it's his!
Don't know too much about Traub motorcycles but at work we had a couple of Traub screw machines. Might be connected in the distance past.