Notice something different about this bike? There is no chain. Shaft driven bicycles
are not new. The unusual drivetrain offers several advantages; greater ground clearance, a drive system protected from the elements and trousers protected from the drive system. Over the years, shaft propelled bicycles re-emerge on the market, but they are a more complex system, more expensivee, and they offer the advantages at an approximate 3-5% loss of power.
Still, when I saw this restored Columbia Two Speed on ebay
, with a horsehair Christy's seat, and an integral shock absorber, I was impressed. What was old becomes new again every once in a while.
Current bid: US $860.00
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Labels: Bicycles of Desire, Bicycles on Ebay