Vintage P-cola Freakin'
submitted by Nate the Writer
Nate writes: A friend of mine bought this in Pensacola Florida after every single rat in Nashville refused to sell him one!
Just goes to show, that a freakbike can't be bought, only made.
Back around 2003 me and my cousins made a few tallbikes down in Gulf Shores, AL (see the CFB post) and eventually they all got stolen. While Pensacola is nearby, this isn't one of them. This is clearly a flip-frame bike made in the 1960's after the Popular Mechanics article came out (see the CFB post). Wonderful to see this piece of freakbike history, and I hope Nate's friend is riding this thing around!
Extra Pensacola note: Folks have told me that there's another Payphone, a Paula Payphone, who is from Pensacola but now lives in Minneapolis. Seeing as my family is from the same area we just might be related! It's a long shot but if anybody knows Paula Payphone I'd love to get in touch with her.