Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Lindbergh's 1914 Excelsior, he went up Pike's Peak with it, and after selling it, it wound up as a railroad inspection bike. Bizarre things in history

Excelsior Velocipede --Bob Cantrell of Morganton, Georgia had owned this Excelsior Rail Inspectors Velocipede since 1956. He remembers seeing it in Kurt Thomas’ store when he was 8 years old.Kurt had explained to Bob that this Velocipede was converted from the original 1914 Excelsior that Lindbergh traded in on his Jenny Airplane in 1923.

these are all screen shots from a video that isn't coded available to embed, but can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/MotorcyclepediaMuseum/videos/884584228271853/

A little over a year ago we were able to get the Velocipede up and running for the day!Bob Cantrell of Morganton,...
Posted by Motorcyclepedia Museum on Sunday, June 7, 2015

the above motorcycle is owned by the museum called Motorcyclepedia Museum, in Newburgh New York http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/28603

mentioned in the below video at the 40 second mark


Found on http://bikerflorida.com/forum/index.php/topic,396.475.html

Lindbergh also had a 1919 and a 1920 Excelsior according to many websites, above image from http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/366855.html?1370933557

his 1920 is at the Ford Museum


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