Friday, November 5, 2010

dual suspension

 I stopped by One On One Bicycle Studio today for a coffee and I got to see a 1904 dual suspension bicycle.  I don't know much about it, but I took a few pix.  Of special note is the early art deco bi-plane fork with two flat, flexible blades on each side to offer some give.  The bolt-hinged lower seat stays with the piston shock atop the wishbone is pretty cool too, very similar to some current designs; the Moots YBB comes to mind.  Did you happen to notice the chain? Exactly!  The brass headbadge is loaded with patent info, and reminds me of the retro badging that we saw on Jordan Hufnagel's bikes at the Oregon Handbuilt show.  Everything's been done before...

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