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Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by bikebozo, Dec 30, 2017.
Does anyone in the bike scene know anything about this bike , thanks pb
How cool is that bike!
It’s THAT cool !
Rather nice, I would love one, for both the Paris and Coventry links.
Paris, Circa 1897.
And for the non French readers:
"This bicycle was designed at the same time and according to the same principle as the famous Thonet chairs. The framework is comprised of the bent wood stems assembled by means of steel parts. The crosspiece of the handlebar and the wheel rims are also in wood. The advantages of the wood construction are above all the lightness (11 kg) and flexibility (hence the name of the marque ). The design, with its mountings in the form of an arc of circle forming the guide wires and the bases, is that of a framework in steel tube built by Bonnick in Coventry in 1891. At the present time, after more than a century of disinterest, wood has started to reappear in the design of bicycle frames, with models in wood, bamboo or bamboo fiber.
Many thanks for posting this @Mercian.
Lovely photos on the 'sterba' site.
Thanks for the link to the Thonet site also, I had no idea they're still going.
I've had many a fine evening out on a Thonet chair.
Those adjustable bars are pretty stylish!
I can see a little evidence of woodworm in one of the photos, but it looks treatable. Have you purchased this @bikebozo?
If some mad genius had somehow made a bike in the 1500s, I imagine it would have looked like that!
No idea or info about it. Walter you find the coolest stuff!
Thanks for the comments , YES,, IT IS COMING TO AMERICA, I need to sell a kidney , !
YES IN THE TRANSACTION PROCESS
Camille Cassou is a member in the Facebook page : Vintage and Antique Bicycles for sale.
He has a couple bikes listed there for sale in Euros. Wonder if it's the same seller!
Nice! Bonne Chance!
Walter, I was just thinking about you today, because we hadn't heard from you for awhile.
So, I was pleased to see that you are alive and well, and still finding the most amazing stuff.
Thanks Mercian, for the splendid explaination.
The Cabe is also alive and well!
asking price of 5000Euros, seems low for such a rare bike! IMO
Congrats Walter! Has it arrived? What a beauty!