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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Second helping vintage bikes, from the collection of Hannah Schroller Simpson



















6 comments:

Bud Simpson said...

As usual, beautiful work, Tom.

shoreacres said...

The sixth one down looks for all the world like African tribal art. Ashanti, maybe.

Tom Parker said...

Indeed, there is some resemblance there. I was drawn to the gentle curve of the handlebar, so unlike today's bikes. Each one of these is an engineering marvel, an evolutionary advance or dead-end, such as the triangular sprocket or the last bike in the series that had a drive shaft instead of a chain. The curvature of the frames, the detailed stamped emblems, all evoke a former time when details mattered.

Tom Parker said...

Thanks, Bud. Wouldn't your RV look great with one of these strapped to the back?

Bud Simpson said...

That would be pretty amazing, Tom. I'd be afraid we'd rattle it to death on the road, though. Today is moving day. Leaving Trego County, headed for Colorado. Good medicine. I have never been so relaxed.

Tom Parker said...

I'm jealous! Safe journeys.