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Classic Bikes in Doha, Qatar

Old 01-07-09, 09:57 PM
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Classic Bikes in Doha, Qatar

Was at a Qatari citizen's private museum yesterday while here on a field trip, and I saw these two antique bikes:

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Yeah, the second one is made from bamboo. Pretty cool.
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Interesting. The bottom frame looks like a copy of the Dursley-Pedersen frame design. This was, so far as I know, the first attempt at a almost fully triangulated bike frame. Considering the strength characteristics of wood probably the best frame design to try wood construction with.

http://www.dursley-pedersen.net/
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Nice bikes!
I travel to Qatar occasionally and am impressed at the interest in all types of sports competition. They host the Tour of Qatar professional race and I've often wondered if there were any collections like the one you've seen.
http://cyclesportnews.com/aus/index....=315&Itemid=81
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