Has this been brought to the lists attention yet?
someone posted pictures of an absolutely amazing racer from 1896 made by the "Lu-Mi-Num" company of St. Louis. Its made from cast aluminium and has certain resemplances to a Cinelli Laser :)
also fork crown and integrated headset look very modern...
Martin Appel Munich, Germany
--- *looking for "Automoto" fork crown medals! please send mail :)
*visit the search engine for classic racing bike related stuff: http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=008484266630695437816%3Adpivozrplgs
*view my classic vintage lightweight bicycles at: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/martl/