fixed gear fun on early film by Edison

stole this google video from todd
todd stole this from a personal favorite... martino


Bryn said...

There is a whole rack of turn-of-the-century footage available for viewing at the Library of Congress website, including the above bike trickery. Not just cool ass bike tricks, but all kinds of circus stuff, burlesque, and vaudeville. Not to mention the amazing still photos of Houdini. I ended up staying up all night looking at that stuff.

gwadzilla said...

thanks for the tip
that reminds me that there is a great photo of the one lane bridge on MacArther Blvd
from creek level
several of the workers are on their big wheel bikes
wonder if they commuted on those things
or rode them for style/entertainment

how did you like the images of you fixing the flat at The Bike Shop?