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Old 08-15-2011, 09:16 PM   #61
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Apple how wide is yours and the bottom ?
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I saw that the big twin trike resurfaced not to long ago. In the pics, she was in rough shape, but still salvageable. Anybody know what she sold for?
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Its about 8 1/2" on the inside
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The Trike was on eaby,,it did not sell @$5000

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mines like 10 1/5,,
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the risers are close to what we sold but I checked and think they are just off. Not saying they didn't come out of AEE. As Grant indicated we did purchase some items that were sold at AEE. As time went by we made more and more in house. You have to remember the time frame.....there was no one place you could get these pieces, it was small companies making just a few items. part of the genius of AEE was that they started pulling all the pieces together and some they made and some they didn't. For me I know what we made and didn't and I don't call it AEE unless we did make it.
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How do those anchor ??
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They are threaded at the bottom and are mounted with a bolt through the top tree
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Nice find. I am looking right now at our very first and second catalogs and these could easily be from AEE. Ours appear a bit softer looking (radius on the edges softer) but otherwise identical. Could just be that these aren't all polished up and ours were. We had this style and dogbone too.
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I found these on the psycle delic blog. sorry about the over sized pic
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I put his bike on my blog about AEE...he has an AEE square girder.
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I put his bike on my blog about AEE...he has an AEE square girder.

That hollow or solid stock ?
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all of the AEE risers were solid stock. Some aluminum, some steel.
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I ment that one legged Girder on your blog
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Sorry, no not solid. Pretty thick wall 4130 square tube. I think its the exact same square tube used in the square glides we did. Pretty simple design really. I have no idea how well it worked. sure different.
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by todays standards none of the companies back then sold very much product and aee was pretty pricey stuff at the time anyway. the chopper movement (and buyer pool) were WAY smaller than what you see today. most people (especially outside california) drooled and fantisied over the chrome magazine bikes and ads and then went and made their own parts or did without. plus the classic long bikes went out of fashion for many years and were even ridiculed and junked during the billit craze of the 80s and 90s. frankly i'm a little amazed that so much stuff HAS survived.
Bill hit it right on the head. Not only was the buyer pool smaller they were tougher and meaner lol. And when you pulled up to a citizen type they were more likely to roll up there windows and lock the doors. Today when you pull up on a chopper they try to take a pic on a cell phone. damm I miss the old days.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:13 PM   #77
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"Not only was the buyer pool smaller they were tougher and meaner lol."

for sure, thats why when you worked the counter at AEE you wore a 38 in a shoulder holster, sawed off shotgun on the wall behind you and just for a bit more surprise a 9mm in the cash drawer! It was a serious cash business.
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Hey takehikes, what info can you shed on the AEE batwing tanks?
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First one ever built was done by Dave Brackett when he built our Honda 350 called Really, in 1968. I asked him about it and he said he had never built a chopper before and just started bending metal and its kind of where he ended up (he had been a fabricator for some racing teams/header companies). I'm pretty sure we had the same guys that made a lot of metal structures for us make them, we did not make them in house. Of course they got copied a lot but most of the copies they blew the dimensions and they looked ungainly. Ours was small, true capacity was like a gallon and most of the others were much bigger. Very hard to fill too, tiny cap down in the middle. I'll be talking to Dave and try to ask who actually made them for us if he remembers. 40 years ago things get fuzzy some times!
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just got this seat its pretty beat up but has the same small tag as most AEE seats but the lettering is gone.
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