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Mystery of the Traub Motorcycle

Mystery of the Traub Motorcycle

In 1967, a plumber doing renovations of an apartment building outside Chicago tore down a brick wall and found what would prove to be a baffling mystery to vintage motorcycle enthusiasts - a one-of-a-kind motorcycle bearing 1917 plates and the name "Traub".

"When comparing other top motorcycle makes and models of the era, the Traub has no equal. Comprised of a sand-cast, hand-built, 80 cubic-inch "side valve" engine, the machine has the ability to reach speeds in excess of 85 mph with ease," says Dale Walksler, curator of the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

There's more interesting discussion of the bike's history at this link.

Bonus: This is located just 3 hours from CCR 2014, down some really fun local roads . . .


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cool story and fun read.

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