Friday Randoms - Insane Bikes From The History Books
My good friend and canon hoarder Sir William Evans of The West fired over this really cool article about vintage contraptions.
My good friend and canon hoarder Sir William Evans of The West fired over this really cool article about vintage contraptions. With today being a Friday and this article being completely random we borrowed their content and rehashed it with a thick slice of so called humour. Thats journalism for ya….. Kind of! Have a great weekend.
1885: The aerial bicycle was devised by American inventor S T Hachenberger, to utilize the newly erected telephone poles and wires for transportation. The vehicle was equipped with a small electric motor and was suspended from from a cable running parallel to the telephone wires. Used on a trial track, the idea was soon abandoned. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
Back in 1885 S. T. Hachenberger wanted to create this masterpiece. Bikes riding along telephone wires. It never got off the ground! Image: Three Lions/Getty Images
circa 1900: Alfred Koescher of Berlin, cycling behind a windshield attached to the back of a pace-making motorcycle on a marathon race in Friedenau. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Sean Burns’ Great Granddad?
The mother of all curved walls
Save your legs and put a sail on it
Diavolo dropping the ultimate loop
Mae Gordon’s moving pedestal.
Steering wheel instead of handlebars
Water bike contest from 1914
circa 1930: A bicycle equipped with baloon tyres and a 'baby' bike are side by side in the Safety Day parade in New York. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
13th October 1921: A model bicycle with wings is the invention of an exhibitor at Central Hall Westminster. (Photo by E. Bacon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
April 1923: French inventor Alois Santa with his bicycle aeroplane. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
circa 1935: A designer brings his aerodynamically designed cycle to the Britain Can Make It exhibition of new inventions. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)