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    Posted 1 year ago

    fortapache
    (2134 items)

    I have wanted one of these for years and finally found one at last weekend's Rose Bowl. No big game this time but a lot of medium to small game.
    Back to this exciting model it was in the catalogs from 1962-1968 and with this I have every model in the 1968 catalog (there were 16). I think I have everything from the 1969 catalog too.
    Back again to this exciting model is that it has a movable handlebar that moves the front wheel. It is neat you will just have to take my word for it.
    This week was supposed to be Matchbox Box School but I ran across this. Next week we will have box school, or perhaps the week after.

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    Comments

    1. elanski elanski, 1 year ago
      Nice. You never seen motorbikes with sidecars on the road any more.
    2. Caperkid, 1 year ago
      Elanski I just saw a caravan of side car bikes in Vancouver 30 or more. Really cool piece Fort.
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Very cool with the sidecar!!

      Thomas.
    4. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 1 year ago
      Nice cycle, they must be hard to find to find in that condition from that era. Congrats on completing your '68 series.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much elanski. No I don't see many sidecars of late.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much Caperkid. That must have been quite a sight.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much Thomas.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      And thank you very much Toyrebel.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you
      elanski
      Caperkid
      fattytail
      Newfld
      TassieDevil
      TheGateKeeper
      Brunswick
      purvis
      Toyrebel
      blunderbuss2
    10. Re-In-Vintage Re-In-Vintage, 1 year ago
      that is way too cool!! you always have the finest items. thanks for sharing this gem!!
    11. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      I saw a bike with sidecar on the road yesterday. Figured out the make when I saw it but have forgotten what it was. My first experience with a sticky clutch was on Dneiper with a side car on a snowy day in Seattle. Lucky to be alive.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much Re-In-Vintage. I shall try to continue to come up with interesting items.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much kwqd. Snow plus a motorcycle with sidecar would be an interesting experience.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you
      elanski
      Caperkid
      fattytail
      Newfld
      TassieDevil
      TheGateKeeper
      Brunswick
      purvis
      Toyrebel
      blunderbuss2
      Re-In-Vintage
      vetraio50
      Johnsmith
      Lata
      kwqd
      Roycroftbooksfromme1

    15. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      yw, fortapache. Meant to say sticky throttle, not clutch. It was a dragger, not a driven sidecar, but it did ok in the snow. The sidecar acted like an outrigger. Pretty stable. The fellow who loaned it to me didn't tell me it used a sticky throttle. OK once I figured that out. Kevin
    16. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      kwqd I could see how a sticky throttle could be a problem. The first 4wd car I bought after moving up here had bad tires but I found a snow bank for stopping.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you PhilDMorris.
    18. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you racer4four.
    19. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you AnnaB.

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