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Old 12-02-21, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
That is an very early 1890s Victor bicycle by the Overman Wheel Co. They were very popular in their day and extremely collectable to-day. Pneumatic tyres were the new technology and solid tyre proponents like Victor used used suspension forks in attempt to soften the ride and compete with pneumatic bicycles.
Cool, thanks! I saw this years ago at a swap meet and thought it was pretty interesting. Any ideas as to the function of the two small fixtures midway along the curve of the forks?

Wish I had a close-up of some of the details; for example, I can't quite make out exactly what the linkage in front of the head tube goes and if it's gear or brake related.

Shoulda given it a test ride

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