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Couple of 1890's safety bikes rolled into the party today

Old 07-28-19, 09:16 PM
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Couple of 1890's safety bikes rolled into the party today

A most pleasant day while attending a private party with some fine wheels, including a couple riding in on these safety bikes from the 1890's. A woman was riding the Singer, fixed gear with hard rubber wheels. The other has early pneumatic tires. Enjoy.


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Old 07-28-19, 09:18 PM
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They are in fantastic shape. Did you get a ride?
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A charm of a build.










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Old 07-28-19, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
They are in fantastic shape. Did you get a ride?
No guest ride but they sure looked inviting. A fascinating era of bicycles and bicycling.
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You have some very $$$$$$$$$$$$ friends! Super cool everything at that party.
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How does one garner an invitation to such a soiree? 😇
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No *****; I want party with your friends. I'm sure the champagne was excellent, cold and plentiful.

The 170MPG license tag on that wonderful Dunelt hybrid is kinda silly (does anyone care?), but what is the white roadster nose poking it's way out of the far carport in post #3 ? AC Ace, old Sunbeam, Aston Martin, Abarth or ...

Anyway, those 19th century bicycles are the tits. I want to ride them both. Saddles need to go way up, though.
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I was thinking, which one of you/us would like to complain about 20mm tires again? [first image] Talk about getting a proper feel for the road...
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Did anyone else notice the sloping top tubes on the 19th century bikes? I suppose calling that design "modern" is a bit of a stretch.

What is old is new again.
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The Chronometric *just might* be overkill...and I had a BSA T-Bolt same year as the motorcycle beside the Dunelt.

Still - gorgeous pictures and what seems to have been a beautiful day.

edit: surprised the more modern quill pedals would thread onto the cranks....has the standard been the same that long or were adapters made?
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Cool thread. I'm a little surprised that @crank_addict doesn't have one of these . . . .
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Vincent made a motor kit for bikes?? Pinch me. I'd dial down the size of the clocks but that's something special.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
No *****; I want party with your friends. I'm sure the champagne was excellent, cold and plentiful.

The 170MPG license tag on that wonderful Dunelt hybrid is kinda silly (does anyone care?), but what is the white roadster nose poking it's way out of the far carport in post #3 ? AC Ace, old Sunbeam, Aston Martin, Abarth or ...

Anyway, those 19th century bicycles are the tits. I want to ride them both. Saddles need to go way up, though.
That Dunelt was built for no other reason than 'just because'... and it was CUTE.

Behind the Vincent motorcycle is a Ferrari 250. My brother did take that one apart when the owner acquired it but was not responsible for the restoration. Stunning finish in two tone silver and grey. However there was another car there that my brother was involved in a restoration in that it earned a trophy one year at Pebble Beach. Still pristine.

Pretty much held back on taking pictures and will respect the names of a few there. Major gearheads and some old timer celebrities from the racing industry.

The passion for these beautiful machines and their history is always the topic but now its more becoming of whom will become the future custodians.

As for those early safety bicycles, there's lots of thought into the designs. Many of the companies and creators went into automobile production. Ironic and a short few decades later, the auto was largely responsible for the lull in the bicycle industry in the States.

The couple who rode in on the above examples have a few others.

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beautiful machines that woody begs for a surfboard on top

thanks for sharing
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You'd think with all that $$$$, they could afford to renew the registration on the Dunelt.....
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You'd think with all that $$$$, they could afford to renew the registration on the Dunelt.....
Ha! Add the comical and to be honest, more than a few are driven without current tags and/or have really old vintage plates from 30's to European. Crazier yet are seeing race trim vintage Can-Am car driven on the street with a license plate. No trailer queens, just enjoy the drive and forget about the beauracracy.
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Originally Posted by speedevil View Post
Did anyone else notice the sloping top tubes on the 19th century bikes? I suppose calling that design "modern" is a bit of a stretch.

What is old is new again.
Looks like "integrated" headsets too! And here I thought Bianchi had invented those in the 50's/60's!
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