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Old School Bicycles in Modern Day Bike Race (MUST see pictures)

This article is an absolute MUST read if you are at all interested in the history of bicycles. And the pictures … like watching pieces of the past float in front of your eyes today.
I almost can’t imagine seeing bicycles like this being ridden in America. What a COOL event to be a part of.
PLEASE let me know the next time you see one of these races being held in America. Bike 4 Bangers would LOVE to go and check it out.

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Penny farthings and bone shakers
Cycling’s answer to the Goodwood Festival of Speed was held in a quiet town south of Manchester on Sunday. Entrants on penny farthings, hobby horses and bone shakers raced around a 1km track laid out around the town’s heath
Bike blog: Enthusiasts Gather For Knutsford's Ten Yearly Penny Farthing Race
Cyclists prepare their penny farthings for the Great Knutsford Penny Farthing Race on 5 September 2010. The Knutsford Great Race is the only penny farthing event in the UK and competitors come from around the world. Original and replica cycles race around the moor and is only held once every 10 years. Competitors have to complete as many laps of the one kilometre course as many times as they can in the three-hour time limitRead more at

September 9, 2010 Posted by | Cycling History | Leave a comment

Segway’s Older Bicycle Brother

Here is a pretty cool, picture slide-show compilation of some WILD and crazy bikes options you might see cruising around town. Although I would love to have all of these in the Bike 4 Bangers collection, I just don’t have the room or the money for all of these.
I especially like this one … it reminds of the Segway, before it was hit by the incredible shrinking machine.
Do you like ’em? Or are you more of a bike style purist?

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Crazy And Useful Bike Contraptions: Weird Bicycles (PHOTOS)

Interest in bikes as a sustainable and fun way to get around town has skyrocketed in recent years, but bicycle enthusiasts have been getting creative with their creations for years.

This slideshow is just a taste of all the great stuff out there, so send us your craziest and most useful bike contraptions!

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September 9, 2010 Posted by | Cycling Technology and Design | Leave a comment