Bicycles

 Handy Bike- 2000

Handy Bike- 2000

The urban concept Handy Bike was introduced in the early 2000s as a competitor to the Sinclair, the world’s smallest folding bicycle. 

Bike Friday Pocket Rocket -2006

Bike Friday Pocket Rocket -2006

Bike Friday, co-founded by brothers Alan and Hanz Scholz in 1992, has found a niche market for those who want to bring their bicycles with them on their travels. 

BikeE AT-2002

BikeE AT-2002

BikeE began producing recumbents in 1993 and grew to become the world’s best-selling recumbent with their simple, economical designs. 

BMX Style Bike- 2000s

BMX Style Bike- 2000s

On loan from Aaron Amstutz

This is a custom bicycle put together by Aaron Amstutz. “At the time it was new, this bike was considered a street/park/dirt jumping setup. It was not intended to be raced, however adding a padset, number plate, and removing the pegs is all that is needed to race. Even then, at over 30 lbs, it would be a disadvantage. The bike was built more for brute strength.”

 

Bontrager Race Mountain Bike-1994

Bontrager Race Mountain Bike-1994

On loan from Graf Hilgenhurst.

Motocross racer Keith Bontrager founded Bontrager Cycles and began developing his own line of mountain bikes in 1980. 

Brompton Black Edition -2017

Brompton Black Edition -2017

On Loan from Green Fleet Bikes, Nashville, TN.

In 1975 Andrew Ritchie began designing a folding bicycle in his apartment which overlooked Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London. Although his first design was a bit crude, it featured the smallest dimensions of any portable bicycle when folded! 

Cannondale Prototype-1990s

Cannondale Prototype-1990s

On loan from Caleb Carter.

 

 This bike is made entirely of aluminum, including the wheel spokes and the saddle! 

Cat Cheetah  -1998

Cat Cheetah -1998

The Cat Cheetah was created by Rudi Kurth, a Swiss engineering prodigy. Rudi trained initially on the construction of lightweight panels for race cars and also built and raced motorcycle sidecars.

Columbia Chainless Bicycle-1920

Columbia Chainless Bicycle-1920

Albert A. Pope, or Colonel Pope as he liked to be known, was a tireless promoter of his Columbia brand. In an effort to develop a premium product that would command higher prices, he developed the so-called “chainless” bicycle based on a driveshaft connected by beveled gears at each end. 

DAHON Vigor P9-2013

DAHON Vigor P9-2013

When the oil crisis emerged in 1975, Dr. David Hon realized that better urban mobility was needed. Inspired by his days at UCLA, when he had to disassemble his bike to fit in his car, he began designing a portable bike that was light, good-looking, and quickly foldable. 

Dursley Pedersen Bicycle-1894

Dursley Pedersen Bicycle-1894

Danish inventor, musician, blacksmith, and cyclist, Mikael Pedersen (1855 – 1929), believed conventional bicycles were "weakest where they ought to be strongest and heaviest where they ought to be lightest.” He, therefore, restyled the conventional bicycle to resolve what he saw as the most troubling elements of design.

Es-Ka TATRA Model 40- 1936

Es-Ka TATRA Model 40- 1936

This Czech built Tatra, named after the mountain range and not related to the auto manufacturer, is a good example of an early Safety Bicycle. T

Gitane Victoire- 1985

Gitane Victoire- 1985

On loan from Jack Tipton.

This Victoire model was made with lugged steel tubing and has been modified with a more upright handlebar. 

Greenstar Bikes EcoCross-2015

Greenstar Bikes EcoCross-2015

Greenstar Bikes began researching bamboo as a frame- building material in 2010.

High Wheeler (replica) - 1870s

High Wheeler (replica) - 1870s

Named the high wheeler for obvious reasons, the 48” wheel puts the seat at 53” above the ground, placing the rider’s head between 7 and 8 feet off the ground!

Itera Plastic Bicycle-1981

Itera Plastic Bicycle-1981

In response to the 1974 oil crisis, a small group of Swedish engineers obtained government funding to develop a bicycle completely composed of fiber-reinforced composite plastics (FRP). 

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