Re: [CR] British Bicycle inventions


Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

From: kevin sayles <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
To: simon bird <simonandonandon@yahoo.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 18:37:51 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR] British Bicycle inventions


[Rover] If this is the first bike to be chain driven from the back wheel.....I know someone who has one in his vast collection, along with a couple of Victor 'penny farthings' .....and far too many others to mention!

Its always good to visit him to see what's new....and hopefully will do so next month.

Cheers
Kevin Sayles. Bridgwater Somerset UK


----- Original Message -----
From: "simon bird"
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Sent: Friday, May 22, 2009 12:01 PM
Subject: [CR] British Bicycle inventions



>
> I've just read what I wrote.
>
> I didn't mean the Rover Safety Bicycle was built by Kirkpatrick MacMillan
> in 1839.
> Doh!
>
> It was, of course in 1886 that John Starley invented the Starley safety
> bicycle. (god bless you google)
> With pneumatic tyres appearing at the same time, and the roads devoid of
> motorcars, that really must have been *the* golden age of cycling!
>
> Aah nostalgia!
>
> Simon Bird
> London
> England