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Old 01-29-2006, 09:49 AM   #1
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When is a Cyclo not a Cyclo?

I bought this when I was up in NY around Xmas

Made in 1955 (How cool is that? A 55 to polish my 55!)

Did anyone know these existed?

What is the history on this, anyone know?
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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now, that is way cool!

can i use it to polish my 1955 harley?

(just kidding, i have my 5 dollar cyclo from a farm show)

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Old 01-29-2006, 10:15 AM   #3
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55 Panhead is way cooler than 55 Harley, owend a 54 pan nothing sounds like a panhead.. I know a guy that lives about 5 hrs from you who is looking for a 55 pan would you sell?
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:17 AM   #4
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Nice Find Richard!

I have several old Craftsman tools that I have aquired over the years. From what I can gather Sears purchased the rights to rebadge name brand tools as Craftsman. A lot of the were electrics like you have there. I would be willing to bet that it was made by the clyclo company and re badged. Kind of like the difference between a Dodge and a Chrysler

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55 Panhead is way cooler than 55 Harley, owend a 54 pan nothing sounds like a panhead.. I know a guy that lives about 5 hrs from you who is looking for a 55 pan would you sell?
nope never nada no way!

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Thats sweet!!!!! looking at that classic makes me wish I never sold mine.. Gotta love those foot clutches.. John HD do you ever bring it with when you go on trips with the airstream?
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Thats sweet!!!!! looking at that classic makes me wish I never sold mine.. Gotta love those foot clutches.. John HD do you ever bring it with when you go on trips with the airstream?
yes i do, that is why i got a pickup with an eight foot bed!

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ps, mine is a FLEF (foot shift)
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hey enough about bikes.

i certainly can see the family resemblance rich.

here is mine from the same era...

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I can just make out your foot clutch on the handle, Cyclo polishers Co, started making them in the fifty,s and still are today which I am sure you know. the thread about craftsman with tag on cyclo is more than likely 100 percent correct. new cyclo polisher sell's for 239.00 and up what did you give. check this site out you can get what you need to make it a polishing machiene.. http://www.topoftheline.com/index.html
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You Have a 100 % cyclo polisher I would think..
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239.00 not for me!

here is the full story on mine....

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ghlight=cyclos


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johnhd here is a site that will give you all the info you need and also all the compounds to do the job right this is the rout I am going to go this spring, I have a FLHT standard under the cover next to my airstream waiting for spring in Montana.. http://www.topoftheline.com/index.html
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