Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central Upstate New York
This reminds me of one of my bikes.
In the mid 70's I had a custom touring bike built by a frame builder in Albany, New York, Phil Fisher. It has a similar extra frame member with stays continuing back. From it was mounted a disc brake. It was basicly a tandem without the extra length and room for another rider.
It was built for long distancing touring with several unusual parts. It could accomdate freewheels of English, Italian, and French treacing. It had canilever brakes and a front suspenion system. Not fashinable for the day, but the bike was GREAT!
Designed for paved and off-road touring it was a forerunner to the mountain bike.