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Old 05-08-05, 07:03 PM
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Interesting Bike History....

The First Full Suspension Bike
You might think the first full suspension bike was associated with mountain bikes, and could have logically happened in the 1980s. Or it could have been associated with American cruiser bikes of the 50s. But a pretty modern looking full suspension bicycle was patented in 1891, by McGlinchey. As in full suspension bikes of today, the rear stay is articulated, and has a spring to allow give. The front forks have a spring to absorb shocks.



The full suspension of 1892 was not exactly for off road or mountain bike use. In those days, the roads would be considered "off road", compared to the smooth pavement of today. In additon, the solid rubber tires needed some cushioning on the rough roads, and hence there was quite an interest in spring suspension of bikes.

Here's the link if anyone wants to spend about 5 mins. to learn something I doubt you already knew....

The first 6 segments are about bicycles....

https://patentpending.blogs.com/paten...ogy/index.html
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Originally Posted by Killer B
The first 6 segments are about bicycles....
The entire page is about bicycles. There have to be about 25 bicycle related posts on there.
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Old 05-08-05, 07:34 PM
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Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
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Originally Posted by notfred
The entire page is about bicycles. There have to be about 25 bicycle related posts on there.
Sorry to offend you with my ignorance.... Yes, the whole page is indeed about bicycles, huh?
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Stangely very similar looking.
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odd, that a designer in the 19th century would come up with such an efficent design first thing. And the resembelence to the Giant DH Team is uncanny.
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I love that bike sooooooooooooooooooo much.






















I mean the DH team, not the other bike
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Bianchi marketed a mountain bike in th 1920s.
Clipless pedals were invented in the 19thC.
Triple chainsets first appeared in the 1930s.
Integrated threadless headsets: 1930s

Most cycling inventions have a much longer history than people imagine.
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The "other" bike is worth about $10 million dollars if you had one....
I'd take the old one anyday over the new one....
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