Cool shop bike: late 40’s Elswick Hopper ladies bike

     Our season is back in full swing here at Via Bicycle, so I have not had a lot of time for internet stuff or blogging. Today is an exception, so I figured i would do another bike profile.     This is a pretty neat machine. It is a late 40's Elswick Hopper. It belonged to … Continue reading Cool shop bike: late 40’s Elswick Hopper ladies bike

1957 Elswick Hopper Vampire Convincable

Is is one of of only 2 known examples of this highly unconventional frame.It was British builder.it was built with the intention of correcting chainline issues, allowing the chainring to move from side to side, for adjusting the chainline.The chainring is adjusted with a modified Cyclo Benelux rear derailleur that is affixed to it.I guess … Continue reading 1957 Elswick Hopper Vampire Convincable