Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rainy Day Fun -- Bike Auction

It's a rainy day here in N.C., making it a fine day to peruse the early photo offerings from the Copake Bike Auction, which just arrived in my In-Box.

This year's auction includes a publication with a great cover shot of Major Taylor as well as his autobiography, the Schwinn Speedster of your childhood, a beautiful Rudge Sports and a fun French tire poster. Enjoy.


skiffrun said...

Do you know anything about that interesting 19th century "3-wheeler"? The extra rear wheel looks like it belongs on the back of a "Penny". Looking at the structure, I suppose that little wheel is carrying a good portion of the weight of the rider.

Anonymous said...


I do not know, perhaps others do. Any time I look at pictures like these, I'm struck at how similar the antique bikes are to our modern ones.

I enjoy your blog.

Mike / Raleigh