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Thursday, April 25, 2013

ID These Bikes?

Hilo, HI.   Reproduced by permission

The above photo was sent to me by the member of a photography group to which I belong.  The lady is seeking info on the brand of bikes in the picture.  The shot was taken in Hawaii and I'd guess in the mid to late 1920s judging by the car.  That rakish fellow in the middle is her late father.

The bikes appear to be from the late 'teens and the handlebars are about the wildest I've seen.  They make "beach cruiser" bars look like clip-ons!   So far my on-line friends have suggested either March or Henderson brands but nothing conclusive. 

Can anyone out there ID these bikes? I'm afraid I haven't a clue as to the brands.  No prize for the winner, just a little tidbit would be added to someone's family history.


WooleyBugger said...

I enlarged the photo as big as I could. The one on the far right looks like it could be a 1920 Ace.

Send this picture to Wheels Through Time Museum, bet Dave could add some insight.

Trobairitz said...

I am no help at all on brands, but they look really cool. Imagine holding onto those bars.

Unknown said...


I know nothing. This is before my time but it would have been cool to have a motorcycle back then

Riding the Wet Coast

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