From about 1920 they writes in the picture comment.
How do they know? And where is it taken and the guy on the pic
did he just buy it or is he the maker of this unique very small bike?
Okay it looks ridiculous unsafe to ride. one small obstacle and you fall head down
and hurt yourself or lean a bit too much when it is a hill and you fall on your back
and really need a strong helmet.
But it looks cool to someone as naive as I am. I mean no parking problems
you can take it inside and put it in a corner or in a closet.
Now what can the wheel dimension be. is it really 8" or more realistically 10" wheels
They do look smaller than 12" to me? And suppose they are 10" then the wheelbase
would be about 3 times plus so close to one yard then? At least 30 inces?
I own a small bike named Smart of Easy depending on whom import it.
That one have 12" wheels and the wheelbase is about 63Cmtr which is about
I don't feel safe when I ride that one on rough streets.
I only use it on well maintained inner city streets.
It is more like a toy really and not a real bike.
The one from 1920 do looks much smaller. Smartbike maybe don't have pictures on the internet anymore? here are my old pictures on
SmartBike looks like a big version of HandyBike not sure if they payed for
using same concept. Very close mimicking the HandyBike way of folding.
So back to the Vintage miniVelo?
Do we know anything about that old bike? Is it a unique one of it's kind made
by him and none else found it worth the effort or did they sell many of them
and then gave up on it? Is the guy on the picture known to have made other
bikes or was he just a model used by the photo guy?