1868 Michaux Velocipede with Rubber Tyres

 

1868 Michaux Velocipede

With Rubber Tyres

33.5″ Front wheel (measured to the outside edge of the metal rim)

27.5″ Rear wheel

Frame No 31

(Now sold)

This is a beautiful and rare velocipede retaining its original paintwork. There are only a few surviving examples with rubber tyres. Some of the rubber on the front wheel is missing. If it were to be ridden it would be advisable to use a replacement set of wheels rather than these originals. It is frame number 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO of 1868 MICHAUX VELOCIPEDE &

FREEDOM of the CITY of LONDON

In June, 2018, as curators of our own museums, while attending the International Cycling History Conference at the London Guildhall, Paul Adams and I received the Freedom of the City of London. As you can see, Paul had his sheep for company, and I was accompanied by my 1868 Michael velocipede. I made a video of the event…

VELOCIPEDE SADDLE