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Old 11-19-07, 09:21 PM   #1
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One of the regulars in the C & V forum has posted a link to some very interesting old AltBikes:

"A fellow on the Schwinn Forums has been posting images of bicycle related articles from an album that was given to him by a lady he did some work for. Her late husband apparently saved every article he ran across that pertained to bicycles. They range from the '50s to the '70s. Some interesting stuff ..."

Here are some photos which deal with tall bikes and other 'oddities'.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2038014285/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2047963485/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2037699959/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2036658410/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2035860265/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2035532842/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2033587182/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2047959319/

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Old 11-19-07, 09:34 PM   #2
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That third one is great! And seems like I just saw a bedstead bike on here somewhere...
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Awesome!
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i like the 2nd one, i should see if i could whip up a front wheel chain drive. looks like fun.
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That third one is great! And seems like I just saw a bedstead bike on here somewhere...
I liked the bedstead one too .

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One of the regulars in the C & V forum has posted a link to some very interesting old AltBikes:
Those are lovely. Most are very elegant. I liked the unrideable bike made by Bendix. I wonder if Bendix still has it.
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Thanks for posting the links, - the strange thing is I remember seeing one or two of those bikes in old back numbers I found at junk stores and garage sales. I wonder what I did with them?
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You can see more vintage freakbikes at

www.johnnypayphone.net/tallbikes

and

www.chicagofreakbike.org

under the links "Steinlauf Family" and "Vintage Freakbikes"

I think the best name for a bed frame bike is "Dream Machine". Here are some more pictures of them:


1) Chicago 1930s.



2) Tallmartin, Manchester, present day



3 & 4) Evandale Tazmania present day

5) Justin Pogge unknown location, present day
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Thanks Johnny!

That's an interesting speculation about lamplighter bikes--I've a relative somewhere way back who supposedly was a lamplighter. It'd be cool to think that he was out there using a tallbike...

Really enjoyed your description of the Pride 2007 parade .

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Another bedstead bike on video:
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