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Frank Lee 11-10-2010 07:32 PM

Custom Henderson "Streamliner"


According to some info I found online, the bike was originally built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J. Henderson. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder and as I’m sure you can gather by now, is a one-off custom.
:thumbup: :eek:

Rokeby 11-10-2010 08:07 PM

On the visceral level; very cool.

Hold on a minute...

Are those panniers on the front wheel?

They rotate left-right with the steering? Are they sprung or unsprung?

It's solo machine, right?

Are those cargo tie-downs behind the seat? Or handles, for what purpose?

To have something to hang on to when try to wriggle your butt free from the suction of the "bucket seat?"

cfg83 11-10-2010 08:40 PM

Frank -

Amazing. When I looked at it I thought it was a new bike with retro-streamline looks. Even though it's classic streamline, I get this feeling that it's 2010, not 1936.


Frank Lee 11-10-2010 08:43 PM

Yes, it's coolness is definitely timeless!

IsaacCarlson 11-10-2010 08:44 PM

WOW!!!! They should make more! That thing looks good.:thumbup:

botsapper 11-11-2010 01:47 AM

Probably the original inspiration for this contemporary deco design.
Arlen Ness, Smoothness

Since we're in the deco streamliner period, how about a Lincoln sedan delivery and a matching Harley smooth-ster.

cfg83 11-11-2010 02:44 AM

botsapper -

Insane! :

(in a good way)


Rokeby 11-11-2010 06:04 AM

Along similar, but less swoopy, lines -- Teutonic? -- is this BMW R7 prototype from 1934:

A single copy was crafted in 1934 by design engineer Alfred Böning. His vision was a
departure from the "bicycle with motor" design still prevalent in the 1930s. The R7
incorporated sweeping enclosed bodywork, a pressed steel frame, valanced mudguards
and then-innovative telescopic front forks.

More info and pix.

(I first posted this to on 11/07/10) :o

Frank Lee 11-11-2010 08:51 AM

^Love it! :thumbup:

botsapper 11-11-2010 02:41 PM

Not as aero but certainly very Stahlhelm!

...or STEAMPUNKish!

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