Motor Bicycle Building 1906 by Paul Hasluck ISBN 9781908890023
160 pages 137 Diagrams
The Motor Bicycle Building 1906 Manual is full of useful and detailed advice on building a pioneer motorcycle from scratch.
‘The first thing to do will be to make a full-size working drawing on the wall or floor of the workshop where it will not readily be rubbed out.’
Introduction Buying a motorcycle in the early 20th century was a comparatively expensive business and reserved for the wealthier in society. For example, a Harley Davidson cost $200 in 1903 when the average wage was just 22¢ per hour: this was equivalent to two years wages for many people. Realising that many people had the skills to build their own motorcycle but not the cash to buy one’.