Thursday, January 15, 2009

Racycle Introduction

Racycle bicycles were built by the Miami Cycle Company of Middletown, Ohio, from 1896 to about the early 1920s, possibly as late as 1924. I hope to share here, in futute posts, some of the information I have about Racycles, so watch this space! This image is from the back cover of the 1904 catalog and features Racycle's top-of-the-line model, the Pacemaker. Future posts will describe the source of the Racycle name, whether these were racing bicycles, why the sprockets were so large, and the source of the claims "It's all in the crank hanger" and "Easiest running wheel built." Remember, "a Racycle differs from a bicycle."

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