The OG Fixie

San Francisco bicycle messenger and blogger Bluoz unearthed an interesting article from the San Francisco Call, August 4, 1895; the paper was published between 1895 and 1913. The writer describes the wonders of the amazing new cog bicycle which was essentially the original fixie bike, as gears weren’t invented until 1905. Patented by PJ O’Connor, this bicycle is praised as “capable of climbing any incline short of a precipice.” If you’re curious, you can go read the full article from the SF Call and check out bicycle ads from 1895 on Bluoz’s blog.

Comments

  1. Jordan says:

    so janky, I love it!

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