Thursday, July 8, 2010

Night Riding, 1900-style

One of our customers in the Century Cycles store in Medina brought this gem into the store to show us how bicycle technology has changed. It's a kerosene lamp designed for bicycles, from the early 1900's era.

He said he has actually tried it out, and it works, other than blowing out once you get above about 10 miles per hour!

You can check out current bicycle lighting technology in use at our next Night Ride on the Towpath Trail this Friday, July 9, 2010. The ride begins at 8:00pm from our Peninsula store. The store will be open before the ride, so you can stock up on new headlights and taillights or any other last-minute needs.

1 comment:

  1. Here is an 1894 bicycle ready to roll as it was getting dark at Greenfield Village's Old Car Festival last fall.
    Note the lit oil lamp attached to the front fork.
    Clear lens in front, red lens in back.