In the days when this bicycle was new, boardtrack racing was the coliseum sport of America. Even though automobiles puttered about town at 35 MPH, on the outskirts of towns were high banked oval tracks made of two by fours. On these oil soaked boards primitive motorcycles raced at speeds over 100 MPH.........With no brakes.
Today I combined spare parts in the garage with the ancient Elgin frame to make a bicycle. I only have to order up a few minor parts now, but I rode the bike for the first time. I'm not certain which direction this project will take, but the old boardtrack motorcycles are inspiring me. The Elgin bicycle will be reminescent of those machines.