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Barn find 1819 Hobby Horse - Denis Johnson

Old 01-20-18, 10:28 AM
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Barn find 1819 Hobby Horse - Denis Johnson

This is pretty cool. 1819!!! Is this Britain's oldest bike? 199-year-old bicycle found in disused barn

the photos in the article are not great - here is another Johnson from 1818 - Hobby Horse: NEN Gallery
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Old 01-20-18, 12:00 PM
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I looks in good shape. I agree, photos need a plain background for the bike to stand out.
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An unbroken in Brooks must feel like a feather bed compared to that hewn log they sat on back then.....never mind those unyielding wheels!
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There would be some flex of the bow shaped main beam, but still...ow, ow, ow! A seat pad or suspended leather saddle plus a fixed crank with pedals is the natural next step. Don
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