Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Unveiled - updated

Very Cool.  In fact, even though I've not seen it up close, this one is my favorite of Mike's unveiled (well so far).

1950 125cc Alycon, French airport fire bike.




 This one never had an official unveiling so we'll do it here....now...  freshly powder coated, new chrome, Scott's wired lights that really flash and an accessorized First Aid kit complete with all the Necessaries....flask was full of medicine the last time I looked.

1970 Honda CB450 Police Bike, formerly owned and operated by a suburban Twin Cities P.D.

 Photos all Mike's

 We knew about Mike's cop bike collection, seems he's branched out to include fire brigade machines.

Very nice Mike, very nice.


14 comments:

  1. A fire bike!

    How big a fire could you fight with that bike? The bucket, if filled with sand might be useful to extinguish cigars, and that curious cone might be useful for marking the spot where the burning cigars were being smoked, in case other more capable fire-fighting equipment became necessary to fight the blaze.

    Reminds me of the Ape fire truck in the Piaggio museum in Pontedera.

    Maybe when the Alcyon fire bike called for backup, they would send in the Ape.

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    1. David, wouldn't it be interesting to know more of the story and the possible justification for a Fire Bike? A current search brings up various countries around the world with machines carrying this distinction. Our part of the world appears to be late to this game.
      http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-products/fire-apparatus/articles/2195369-A-case-for-firefighting-motorcycles/

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  2. Very cool to see a fire bike. How big of fire could you put out with that bucket?

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    1. Brandy, it sounds like the purpose is being the First Responder. 5 minutes before the fire starts would seem to be optimum.

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  3. Maybe the fire bike is for starting fires not putting them out. For that use the bucket is just the right size.

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    1. Richard, you may be on to something here. :)

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  4. .. from what research I'v seen.. fire response m/cycles were common across the pond. They do seem to have limited support gear to combat the fire.

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    1. After some searching, I discovered the same. They are or were in use in places all over the world.

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  5. "This one is my favorite of Mike's unveiled (well so far)..." Doug do you know something I don't ... ?

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    1. S.B.,
      The world is an amazing place, full of all sorts of possibilities....:)

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  6. I quite like the police bike, it's white, has lots of chrome and flashing lights. I want flashing lights. As for the fire bike probably meant to get to places a truck couldn't; they have ATVs for that now. Todays ATVs are just to get equipment and firefighters to spots that can't be accessed by truck.

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    1. Karen, I thought you might like this one. Mike's guy, rather guys (brothers) know and do Blink like nobody's business! Especially true if you're after a law enforcement theme.

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  7. Totally awesome! Glad Mike knows what he likes. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Eric,
      I think we're lucky that Mike's interests are as varied as they are.

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