Okay... lately I have been getting interested in the early 'safety' bicycles 1880-1910 from Pope (colombia etc. not the high wheel type) and I was wondering if there ever was an accessory to 'strap' a bicycle or two to the running board apart from just lashing it?
And a bit OT, anyone know of someone or someplace that sells these turn of the century bicycles... apart from eBay?
My guess if you had an automobile in those early days, you would have left that bicycle back in the barn!
Think only later years did folks want to haul a bike for recreational holiday.
I have a diagram of a model T bike rack at home on my desktop. I found it on the Web
On the road in Pismo beach CA
I know that one of the Australian automotive pioneers carried a bicycle lashed to the side of his T on many of his long distance runs. (Birtles?) Our Australian friends should be coming on line for the evening soon. Maybe one of them can post a few pictures. I know he used the bicycle a few times to get to a town when he broke down in the middle of nowhere. And, boy, do they have a lot of nowhere!
As for carriers especially for bicycles? I can't recall seeing anything that early.
I would not let that stop me from making something however. I would recommend using era type materials and methods just so it would look right. But that is silly me.
Robert, check out Rideable Bicycle Replicas website: hiwheel.com
They have "safety" bicycles and antiques, too.
Go to www.thewheelmen.org to find the antique bike group The Wheelmen where there is a message board. When you join the group you get a quarterly news bulletin that has classified ads. Also, every April there is a specialty auction in Copake New York with a large swap meet the day before. Another place is the CABE website.
I am building a penny-farthing bike with a 50" front and 16" rear wheel. Wonder how I will be able to haul it on my '21 Touring?
Thanks for input and picture!
Or a 1918 Mercer with a velodrome pace bicycle on the side.
1918 Mercer - with a correction -
That seems to be a very early 1909. Troy windshield, no bill front fenders, under rear fender supports etc. Was that car (photo) discussed before?
Ken in Texas
Here is a running board carrier from 1917.
Sweet! That looks relatively easy to make! Thanks for the search Ronald!