Here is a funny little idea. Rocket Sprocket, Sprock-O-Matic, made in Miami, Florida. It would turn your bike into a 2 speed, with the chainring being elliptical. Depending upon where the ellipse was, it would make it feel like you were riding in a harder or easier gear. It was a fad, like a mechanical … Continue reading Rocket Sprocket
I have a friend that is looking for a tandem bicycle. This frameset, 1889 Singer Tandem Trike, would be a nice start to build up a nice rider. It would be a pricey build up though. $14,500 start up, plus paint and parts.This 1891 Union is a classic example of a very nicely restored bicycle. … Continue reading some expensive bikes at the Copake Auction!
This transition bicycle, introduced after the High Wheeler and before the Pneumatic Safety. The rims were outfitted with a round hard piece of rubber, hence the name Hard Tire Safety. The invention of Dunlop's pneumatic tires(air filled tires) made the Safety the clear winner in bicycle design over the High wheeler. The pneumatic tires provided … Continue reading Early 1890s Columbia? seen at swap