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Bicycles

Raleigh Sovereign Lugged Steel Frame-1970s

From the 1930s to the 1970s, this was the way high-quality bikes were made: Lugs, which are cast steel sockets, were fitted to the corners of the frame. Next, metal tubes were fitted to the lugs and held in place by brazing or silver soldering. 

Raleigh Sports 5-Speed- 1968

Raleigh Sports 5-Speed- 1968

The classic English roadster produced from the 1930s through the1960s, had a lugged steel frame, with an internal 3-speed hub, and upright riding position. 

Renovo Hardwood Bicycle-2015

Renovo Hardwood Bicycle-2015

Founded in 2007 by Ken Wheeler, whose background is in composite aircraft design, Renovo builds hollow laminated hardwood road and mountain bikes. 

Schwinn Hornet- 1955

Schwinn Hornet- 1955

For the first half of the 20th century, an "American bicycle" had balloon tires, a single speed, a rear coaster brake, and was designed to appeal to children too young to drive a car.

Schwinn Paramount Tandem Bike-1975

Schwinn Paramount Tandem Bike-1975

Schwinn made tandems on their Paramount production line from 1969-1979. The Paramount name was reserved for top-of-the-line Schwinns. Today, this factory continues to make bicycles under the name Waterford Precision Cycles.

 

Schwinn Stingray Fastback- 1966

Schwinn Stingray Fastback- 1966

In 1963, the new Schwinn Stingray was an instant success as a highly stylized bicycle that captured the California car culture of the1960s.

Seven Elium SLX Frame-2015

Seven Cycles is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom, high-end bicycle frames. 

Specialized Fatboy-2017

Specialized Fatboy-2017

 

On loan from Specialized

In the late 1980s, Alaskan frame builders began experimenting with custom components and design to create a bicycle with a large tire contact patch for greater control on snow; as a result, the fatbike was born. 

Specialized Stumpjumper-1982

Specialized Stumpjumper-1982

This design was the first mass-produced mountain bike.

Trek Carbon-Fiber Road Bike Frame- 2000s

By the year 2000, carbon fiber had emerged as the leading material for high end-bikes. 

Trek TIG-Welded Steel Mountain Bike Frame-1980s

By the 1980s, advantages in manufacturing allowed the extensive use of TIG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas). 

Trek Y Frame Mountain Bike-1995

Trek Y Frame Mountain Bike-1995

Trek was an early adopter of carbon-fiber technology. In 1992 it unveiled its first US-made, full carbon-fiber-framed bicycles, the 5200 and the 5500, featuring a new technology called OCLV. 

Trimble Aero Bike-1992

Trimble Aero Bike-1992

This is one of the first carbon fiber aero bikes built by James Trimble

Trimble Inverse 4 Mountain Bike-1988

Trimble Inverse 4 Mountain Bike-1988

With the Trimble Inverse 4, designer Brent Trimble revised a shape that was first popular in the 1800s- the cross or girder frame. 

Tsunoda Mini-z Noda (Robin)- 2001

Tsunoda Mini-z Noda (Robin)- 2001

The Robin, as it is commonly known, is a kit bicycle that was targeted to Japanese citizens fond of things mechanical. 

Urban Ryder-2007

Urban Ryder-2007

 The Urban Ryder seen here follows the A-Bike design very closely even using the same reflector and weight limit stickers. 

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