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    The original full suspension?

    These bike frames are littered around an industrial gold mining/processing camp once owned by the Rothschild family (nearby was a competing operation run by the Guggenheim family). The frame design was patented in 1899.

    https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/pa...cushion-frame/




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    Pivot’s too low. Gonna bob.

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    That’s fucking cool. What an epic townie that would make.
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    Spot's gonna have to sue them for their use of a leaf spring suspension member.

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    Also, I'd imagine that made a much bigger difference back then since pneumatic tires hadn't been invented yet. Rigid bike + solid rubber tires sounds like a rather unpleasant ride.

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    Thats super cool. That'd be the one to have. The red one looks fast!! Seat angle checks out as 1899-1999

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    Also, I'd imagine that made a much bigger difference back then since pneumatic tires hadn't been invented yet. Rigid bike + solid rubber tires sounds like a rather unpleasant ride.
    Pneumatic tires were invented a decade earlier


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    The original full suspension?

    https://explorersweb.com/2021/01/22/...awson-to-nome/

    The Man Who Cycled in 1900 From Dawson to Nome

    When the Klondyke gold rush settled down (all the mining claims has been snatched up) the news of gold being found on the beaches of Nome set off a gold rush in that direction.

    Prospectors who had missed out on striking it rich in the Klondyke didn’t want to get skunked again - here was a fresh opportunity to have that long arduous journey they had already made pay off - they just had to make a second long arduous journey.

    But if they could do it during the winter they’d stand a better chance of getting there before most others coming by boat and then they’d be able to stake their claim - just like those who got to the Klondyke before they did and got rich.

    Dogs to haul a sled we’re in short supply. But bikes were available. And so some chose this method and we’re successful.

    With today’s modern fat bikes and technical clothing and gear this would be an incredibly hard trip to make. Just look on a map at the distance from Dawson City Yukon to Nome - you’re biking the whole width of Alaska from east to west and then going up the coast along the Bering Straight. How the hell these hard men pulled this off I can’t imagine.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    Pneumatic tires were invented a decade earlier


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    Huh. So they were. For some reason I had it in my head that they didn't show up until the early 1900's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
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    I think his fork needs to be attached to the bike.

    Or is that how to fix an inflatable tire?
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    There was probably all sorts of chatter from old-school racers that using pneumatics was cheating...
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    Should had some tannus liners in there. What a newb

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    Its rear suspension not full... just saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eluder View Post
    Its rear suspension not full... just saying
    That frame I posted doesn’t have a fork on it. Don’t limit yourself from the possibilities.

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    Look at the length of the dropper you could put in that bitch.........

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    I just went down a bicycle history rabbit hole, trying to figure out what the first bicycle specific front suspension was. Apparently, it’s unclear...but it often seems like everything was done first in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.

    There certainly was the springer in the ‘50’s. Early bikes used steel rods to activate the brakes, that might have been a complicating factor?
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    It was a chop shop of parts on the ground

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    Rusty gold right there!

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    I woulda loved to have taken a frame - could mount it on a wall somewhere. But alas this is all federally protected area as it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post


    ^^kryptonite New Amsterdam model.


    Rad stuff!!!!!


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    That little trike is soooo cool. Straight outta 1950.

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