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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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First motor-cycle designed for two

Although this was not a production motorcycle for the masses, it was a specific designed vehicle for a single purpose.

What was it used for and what was the purpose of the rear passenger? Who built it and when.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 07:21 PM
 
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Re: First motor-cycle designed for two

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what was the purpose of the rear passenger?
It was a racing bike... the guy on back "pushed" the front guy... if you get my drift <wink, wink>
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Sorry Kevlar it was not a race bike.
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I didn't even check... I was trying to be funny.... I see I failed miserably.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-17-2002, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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No it was funny. I see that Robert has not provided a laughing smilie otherwise I would have used it.
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It looks like it was used as a pace bike for the bicycles in a racetrack.

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It looks like it was used as a pace bike for the bicycles in a racetrack.

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Hi Aris,

You are correct. Do you know what the purpose of the rear passenger was ??

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Hi Andy,

On these bikes the rider sits as far to the rear as possible in order to provide the best slip streaming for the cyclists that follow.
I guess on this one as the rider sits forward, a passenger was needed for this purpose. It looks very old, so it must be one of the first bikes specifically built for this purpose.
They are called Derny bikes, here is a pic of a really extraordinary 'Derny Bike'. It was powered by a V2 Anzani engine and it enabled Leon Vanderstuyft to set a 76mph speed record at the Montlhery circuit south of Paris in 1925.

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Hi Aris,

Blocking the wind for the bicycle rider makes sense and that must be why later designed pacers have the rider sitting so far back. However, on this original pacer the rear passenger was there for another reason.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-19-2002, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just in case someone is looking for a pace bike, this one is for sale for only $10,000 Euro.



It is a 1932 Meier BAC pacer machine, 2400 cc OHV V-twin, ca. 30 HP.

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http://www.yesterdays.nl/uk/specific...en/specs18.htm
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