General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Wright Brothers' Bicycle

Old 12-12-05, 06:28 PM
  #1  
bennyk
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bennyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 477
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wright Brothers' Bicycle

Saw this today at, strangely, the National Air and Space Museum. Thought some would enjoy it:



bk
bennyk is offline  
Old 12-12-05, 07:11 PM
  #2  
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Posts: 12,853
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Could you wrap it up and ship it to me?


Here's a link explaining a little more about the St. Clair. It's the model they used in some of their aeronautical experiments.
http://www.first-to-fly.com/History/...t_bicycles.htm
Artkansas is offline  
Old 12-12-05, 07:25 PM
  #3  
Rev.Chuck
The Red Lantern
 
Rev.Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 5,965
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Strangely?
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.

I am in the woods and I have gone crazy.
Rev.Chuck is offline  
Old 12-12-05, 07:41 PM
  #4  
genec
genec
 
genec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West Coast
Posts: 26,268

Bikes: custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6206 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 24 Times in 19 Posts
Looks like a brooks saddle... still in riding shape.
genec is online now  
Old 12-12-05, 09:10 PM
  #5  
Bekologist
totally louche
 
Bekologist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Posts: 18,025

Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
doesn't that bike look ultra stable? look at that wheelbase, the relaxed angles in the seat tube and headset...a beauty, that is.
Bekologist is offline  
Old 12-12-05, 09:24 PM
  #6  
EricDJ
Airborne Titanium
 
EricDJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 952

Bikes: Airborne Ti Upright, Raleigh M-20 beater, Peugeot Folding

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wood rims? Nice looking bike. Brand? Whats the headbadge say.

Looks nice
EricDJ is offline  
Old 12-12-05, 09:34 PM
  #7  
EricDJ
Airborne Titanium
 
EricDJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 952

Bikes: Airborne Ti Upright, Raleigh M-20 beater, Peugeot Folding

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
THere was a few models of bikes they owned and made. Not sure in their timeline of this one.

EricDJ is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 12:50 AM
  #8  
FastFreddy
Vino 4-ever
 
FastFreddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 288

Bikes: road, mtn, and several commuter bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for posting. The part I find strangest is the stem – puts the hands almost back at the knees.
__________________
Sheriff: You have a lot of experience with bounty hunters, do you?
Mattie Ross: That is a silly question. I am here to settle my father’s affairs.
Sheriff: All alone?
Mattie Ross: I am the person for it. Mama was never any good at sums and she could hardly spell “CAT”.
--from the movie True Grit (2010)
FastFreddy is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 01:18 AM
  #9  
HereNT
無くなった
 
HereNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sci-Fi Wasabi
Posts: 5,073

Bikes: I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Man, those chains look a little slack for a brakeless fixie
HereNT is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 02:05 AM
  #10  
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Posts: 7,630

Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's a mountain bike.
KrisPistofferson is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 03:15 AM
  #11  
Cyclaholic
CRIKEY!!!!!!!
 
Cyclaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 4,265

Bikes: several

Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 791 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by krispistoferson
It's a mountain bike.
nah dooode, its a 'cross bike! and they were pretty slack on maintenance by the looks of those chains
Cyclaholic is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 04:04 AM
  #12  
bennyk
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bennyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 477
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by FastFreddy
Thanks for posting. The part I find strangest is the stem – puts the hands almost back at the knees.
Also, the chainring is beautiful...

I wish I had taken a closer look but I was literally running through the gallery. I'll revisit when I'm back in DC in January.

bk
bennyk is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 07:48 AM
  #13  
Albany-12303
Senior Member
 
Albany-12303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Guilderland NY
Posts: 652

Bikes: 4 Bikes: A Trek 2300,Old Nishiki lugged frame with sora/Campy wheels, Giant ATX-880 MTB & 2005 Lemond Sarthe

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Their bike looks more modern than their airplanes do
__________________
2005 Lemond Sarthe
2000 Trek 2300
Old Nishiki built up with Sora Brifters & Campy Wheels
1999 Giant ATX 880 MTB
Albany-12303 is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 01:00 PM
  #14  
randya
Senior Member
 
randya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: in bed with your mom
Posts: 13,696

Bikes: who cares?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not a fixie. I see a coaster brake arm on both bikes.
randya is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 01:05 PM
  #15  
Cromulent
I'm fine.
 
Cromulent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 2,263

Bikes: Specialized Allez Sport, IRO Rob Roy

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was at the Air and Space Museum in October and saw their plane. It was cool, of course, but what really took my breath away was that bike.
Cromulent is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 01:43 PM
  #16  
Bekologist
totally louche
 
Bekologist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: A land that time forgot
Posts: 18,025

Bikes: the ever shifting stable loaded with comfortable road bikes and city and winter bikes

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I wish I had a single speed with geometry like that, jeesh!

Those bikes are HOT! The one with the blue rims is flab
Bekologist is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 04:08 PM
  #17  
Dahon.Steve
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 7,135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 254 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I doubt those are the same tires that came with the bike and the Brooks saddle is quite used so those cycles were probably in rough condition at one time.

I still like the relaxed geometry and it's not available today. I suppose someone can make quite a fortune selling an exact replica of this bike (with a front brake). This bike made a hundred years ago is more practical than the "Comfort" bikes selling today.
Dahon.Steve is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 04:26 PM
  #18  
Cyclaholic
CRIKEY!!!!!!!
 
Cyclaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 4,265

Bikes: several

Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 791 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Those bikes are absolutely beautifull, the more I look at them the more I like them.

Except for the rims (and their rarity, ofcourse) I see no reason why you couldn't commute on them, they look very practical.

I notice that the stem is reversed on the second one, I wander if that is supposed to be like that.
Cyclaholic is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 04:30 PM
  #19  
Artkansas 
Pedaled too far.
 
Artkansas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: La Petite Roche
Posts: 12,853
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Check out how the threads were reversed on one pedal so it wouldn't back itself out. That was an exclusive feature of Wright Cycles.
Artkansas is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 11:07 PM
  #20  
Nachoman
well hello there
 
Nachoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Point Loma, CA
Posts: 14,927

Bikes: Bill Holland (Road-Ti), Fuji Roubaix Pro (back-up), Bike Friday (folder), Co-Motion (tandem) & Trek 750 (hybrid)

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 327 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Nice. Very nice.
__________________
.
.

Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.
Nachoman is offline  
Old 12-13-05, 11:10 PM
  #21  
Blue Order
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Those handlebars are pure class.
Blue Order is offline  
Old 12-14-05, 07:25 AM
  #22  
huhenio
Barbieri Telefonico
 
huhenio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 3,522

Bikes: Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Cyclaholic
nah dooode, its a 'cross bike! and they were pretty slack on maintenance by the looks of those chains
They were busy trying that silly flying machine to actually care about bikes.
__________________
Giving Haircuts Over The Phone
huhenio is offline  
Old 12-14-05, 11:43 AM
  #23  
Shifty
Sore saddle cyclist
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,874

Bikes: Road, touring and mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That is a great looking bike

Here is one from the WRONG Brothers

Shifty is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.