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Ernesto Che Guevara! Bicicleta!

Old 07-30-21, 10:12 PM
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Old 07-31-21, 05:58 AM
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Old 07-31-21, 06:03 AM
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Well if more people started riding regularly, that would be revolutionary, right?

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Old 07-31-21, 06:10 AM
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Good pic of the bike itself. Might help with identifying the bike for the o.p. I have no clue. Interesting subject.

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Old 07-31-21, 06:21 AM
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Different fork on the display bike.
rake appears different and unicrown back then I think not.
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Alas, the Conjunto Escultórico Memorial Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara in Santa Clara, Cuba makes no mention of his bicycle exploits.
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I agree completely comrade onyerleft.
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Originally Posted by onyerleft View Post
I've noticed a nexus between bicycles and communism. For example, bikes are really popular in mainland China. But correlation is not causation, so I'm not suggesting that riding a bike, by itself, will turn someone into a communist. For example, I've been riding bikes most of my life yet I still believe in free market principles.
those who could ditched bicycles for cars
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Old 07-31-21, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob View Post
Good pic of the bike itself. Might help with identifying the bike for the o.p. I have no clue. Interesting subject.

would not surprise me if the bike was not from Argentina.
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Originally Posted by Product6060 View Post
Good News! I found the engine!

It looks to be a Garelli 38cc Mosquito Cyclomoteur Engine. External flywheel. It may have been called a 38A made about 1951? There are a few on ebay and other places.

Now! The bike! I wonder where and who made his bicycle.

Interesting stuff, thanks.
Could that have been a pacer engine for training?
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Apparently "before all the political stuff" he was already a psychopath.

In the article “My Cousin, El Che,” Alberto Benegas Lynch Jr. describes how Che Guevara enjoyed torturing animals —a trait common to serial killers. His record of murdering and torturing people is extensive. Researchers have documented 216 victims of Che Guevara in Cuba from 1957 to 1959. Suspicion was all that was needed to end a life. There was no need for trial because he said the Revolution could not stop “to conduct much investigation; it has the obligation to triumph.”

Death, to Guevara, was a necessity for revolution. He had no regard for human life. Today, 50 years after his death, it is important to remember Ernesto Che Guevara as the person he was: a homophobic, racist, mass murderer willing to use any means to achieve his self-declared superior society.
https://www.humanprogress.org/the-truth-about-che-guevara-racist-homophobe-and-mass-murderer/
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Originally Posted by Product6060 View Post
I believe that I found the bicycle!

It looks like Legnano was made in Argentina and it looks like this bicycle is a ~1948.

Internal rear brake cable, similar lugs, made in Argentina; it could be the one!

There is a blog entry online about Legnano that was made for a while under license in Argentina. Helpful, great photos.

We need links.

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Originally Posted by onyerleft View Post
I've noticed a nexus between bicycles and communism. For example, bikes are really popular in mainland China.
Well, you can't trust poverty numbers (or anything else) the CCP puts out but I suspect most people can't afford a car. And obviously the USSR and Cuba and every other commie nation had/has a limited selection of cars for the few people who could actually afford them.

Stalin had Packard's shipped in for him personally.
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