CYCLES HIRONDELLE Rètrodirect from 10 Fantastic and Iconic Bikes from the Embacher Collection

10 Fantastic and Iconic Bikes from the Embacher Collection

Bernhard Angerer ©Embacher-Collection
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CYCLES HIRONDELLE Rètrodirect

1925, France

With this bicycle's novel gearing, the rider peddled forwards when using the higher gear and backwards when use the lower one, an unusual arrangement that was eventually superceded by the development of derailleur gears.

Frame: Varnished steel
Bicycle gearing: 2-speed
Brakes: Rim side pull / Rim center pull
Tyres: 28“ wired
Weight: 41.2 lbs

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