Friday, January 7, 2011

A Closer Look: Bicycle Rider Backs--Chainless

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 The Rider Back "Chainless" design was used from 1899 until 1917. The design appears to show an unusual shaft-driven bicycle, introduced to America in the early 1890s. By 1899, when the card was designed, chainless bikes were still a bit of a curio.

"Chainless" detail.

Design detail.


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