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A CUB Motorcycle

Postby Rick Prentice » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:35 pm

OK, How many of you have seen a Cub Motorcycle :D :D A fella by the name of Larry Medwig put this clever cycle together and was riding it around the grounds at the "Hit and Miss" show in Orwell this weekend. Our very own George Hibbs(IH48) even jumped on it for some pictures :D Thanks Larry for the interesting piece. Can you guys and gals identify any of the parts used to put this cycle together??

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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:05 pm

Hmmm...I wonder how far it can pull the sled at the Tug!
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby Jeff M » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:08 pm

Well, if that doesn't beat all. Thanks for posting, Rick.
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby bear32055 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:11 pm

The front fender ornament looks like its off of an old snapper mower

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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby Rudi » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:14 pm

Rick:

Interesting project to say the least.

Ok.. Cub parts

- Hood/Tank/Grill/Headlights
- Tachometer

probably others but can't see em right off. Looks like an implement lift/depth lever .. modified.
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby Barnyard » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:39 pm

I think the whole deal would be more realistic if George had been wearing leather and a helmet that had steer horns on it. :lol:
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby dgrapes59 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:44 pm

Quite uh.. interesting to say the least! :shock:

It appears the builder may have been a plumber. :D

What powered it?

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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby Pony Master » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:00 pm

Great, something else to add to my want list........ :shock: :shock:

It definately looks like a good time.
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby dakcub » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:07 pm

I like it...buy dont want one......
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby tst » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:24 pm

I also am in the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, Larry Medwig is well known as the man to go to with bent metal and for paint, he is a magician with sheet metal and any old iron for that matter with a nice shop in Ohio and he is a great guy, he has so much work it takes about a year to get to a new job
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby CubitisNH » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:33 pm

Possibly an IH LA or LB engine powering it?
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby cubguy's dad » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:34 pm

Rick

Thanks for the pics, George likes real good as the uneasy rider :D

Looks like he is hiding an IH LA or LB engine under the hood. Does the the fuel tank cap line up with the water hopper?

Also looks like David Bradley tires, rims and hubs.

Does that qualify as being a tube frame :wink:

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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby john2189 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:42 pm

The right foot rest looks like an old 460 Tow Motor brake/clutch pedal..
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Re: A CUB Motorcycle

Postby Gary Orr » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:10 pm

I saw that cub pulling out today as I was pulling in. I said what the heck is that? Now I know :D


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