I just wanted to jump in here real quick and post a small update. I have decided to roll this site into my main domain of Somethingthatdoesntsuck.com since it doesn’t really generate that much traffic and .org TLD’s are slightly expensive. So the sites new home is now at http://silverpigeon.somethingthatdoesntsuck.com and will remain here for as long as my main site/blog exists (a long time).
I also disabled the Mingle Forums that were up since they were not really used that much and were a confusing mess of sorts. Contact can still be made through posts on the main page if necessary. Also to this end I’ve re-enabled mail services so I’ll actually get a response now if someone posts a comment. I had inadvertently toggled this off during some testing about a year ago, and since I never send mail out from these sites, I failed to notice it was off. My apologies if your comments when un answered or un posted.
And finally in Pigeon related news, I’m currently working on finally getting my C-75 up and running. For the longest time I really wanted the original engine to run, but frankly its missing to many parts and after riding my C-80 around the reliability just is not there. So what I’m doing now is putting a 6.5hp Harbor Freight honda clone in it. These things are cheap, run as strong as a Honda, and have a very healthy aftermarket of upgrade parts thanks to GoKarters. The drive line is going to be a Comet Torq-a-vert running a chain directly to the rear sprocket. I’ll have more pics on this as it starts to come together, but its looking really promising. At some point down the road it will even get an electric starter bring the C-75 right up into the modern world.
Thanks again for stopping by, I’ll try to be more proactive in posting new content and responding to posts from here on out.
Just a neat video I ran across on youtube showing the Vintage Motor Bike Club Annual Get-Together from July 2011. Sorry on the lack of updates recently, have been pretty busy. For some reason the forum posts never seem to notify me, so the best way to get my attention is by leaving a comment on one of these posts or leaving a comment on my blog at www.somethingthatdoesntsuck.com. I don’t have hardly any extra Pigeon parts but may be able to help with any general questions. Have a good one!
The server that the site was formally hosted on went down in a ball of flames due to some bad admin choices that completely foobard permissions server wide (I didn’t do it, thats all that matters). So I have moved the site to my own actual server for safe keeping now. Everything should be back up and running now, was having an issue with PHP and openbase_dir errors that I finally got figured out. If you run across anything that’s not working give a shout. Also the forums do not send me a message everytime someone posts. If you need to get a hold of me just leave a comment on one of these front page posts and it will forward a message to my inbox. I do hope to upload some more pictures I’ve been collecting soon so check back from time to time to take a look.
Just got the site through a massive overhaul with a shiny new theme and a new page setup with forums so everyone can share pictures of their Pigeons, ask questions and hopefully get an answer. I’m not sure what to really expect as far as traffic on the forums, so I guess we shall wait and see.
1954 SILVER PIGEON SCOOTER BARNFIND – $400 (TARRYTOWN)
Date: 2010-03-31, 9:53AM EDT
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HI FOLKS, ACTUALLY I I FOUND THIS BEHIND A BARN IN UPSTATE NEW YORK AND HAD TO HAUL IT OUT OF THE YEARS OF MATTED HIGH GRASS SURPRISINGLY THIS IS NOT ROTTED THROUGH, ITS BUILT LIKE A 54 CHEVY AND IT WEIGHS A TON, ORIGINALLY BUILT BY MITSUBISHI OF JAPAN FROM WHAT I READ SO FAR, THESE ARE BECOMING THE RAGE IN SCOOTER RESTORATIONS. PARTS CAN BE FOUND ON VINTAGE SCOOTER SITES SURPRISINGLY IT’S 80% PERCENT COMPLETE. MISSING REAR DROP PAN AND SEAT, ONE SHOCK, A PULLEY AND BELT WILL NEED NEW CABLES AND HAVE THE ENGINE GONE THROUGH. ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO CALL, 914 484 0540 ASK FOR PAUL.
1960 Silver Pigeon MFG by Mitsubishi – $3500 (Concord NC)
Date: 2010-03-30, 10:47AM EDT
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This bike has been part of a museum collection and is being sold because we need more room. Not currently running being sold as is. Cash only!
Have title. 1442 miles on it. #564 $3500.00
I’m going to start throwing up all the Silver Pigeons that I find for sale on the web to the front page. Figure that will help people that are trying to track down parts or bikes. So heres some newer ads, enjoy Top few are from http://scoot.net/classifieds/, the bottom ones are off craigslist.
|Year/Make/Model||1965 Silver Pigeon C-75|
|Description||As seen @ Scooter Originali Swap meet 3/20. An easy project – it’s all there, you’re not searching for unobtainium sheet metal. It’s orange & creme; the blue & red one sold. Needs rings, head gasket, throttle cable, ?? Includes original Service & Parts Manuals, key. Be the envy your scooter crowd! Where can you find a vintage metal scooter, 4 cycle, automatic, that does 45 mph and sounds like a lawn mower! Asking $650 OBO. Bill of Sale only.|
|Location||Cohoes, New York|
|Year/Make/Model||1950?riverside silver pigeon mostly complete|
|Description||sell complete or part out,like to see it stay together. think it is a 1950 riverside silver pigeon model 75 not sure.700.00 or offers,trades i collect vintage snowmobiles. please call with any questions.|
|Location||valley city, north dakota|
|Phone||701 840 0800|
riverside silver pigeon 1947? scooter very rare – $800 (vcnd)
Date: 2010-03-15, 1:58PM CDT
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Not sure of the year but think it is 47 will find out looks same as 47 picture,mostly complete excellent side panels,motor is in it,says silver pigeon all over it ,nice start for a good restore.these are called the silver ghost by collecters because thy are so rare. pictures coming please call 701 840 0800 for those of you that have nothing better to do then send bogus emails your day is comming burn in he!!
1958 SILVER PIGEON – $900 (DAKOTA<IL)
1958 Silver Pigeon scooter, complete, moter turns over but don’t start. no title, Call anytime $900 o.b.o. 815-990-9877
Date: 2010-03-17, 10:33PM CDT
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Not sure exactly what’s going on here with this odd ball.
It doesn’t look like a factory job like the golf carts they made, maybe its the ugly duckling offspring of a Tote Goat and a Pigeon. Kind of think its a home built since the frame looks to be grafted to what was left of the pigeons forward frame. At any rate heres a link to the craigslist ad if your feeling adventurous.