Singer & Co, 1887, bycicle

1887, Singer & Co, bicycle, England.

Manufactured by the important English company “Singer & Co” from Coventry. It’s an important model because it marks the appearance of complementary elements to the oblique tube, typical on cross frames. From the tie rods application as a way to stiffen up the frame, the next step will be the square frame, ancestor of the one we use today.

Bicycles that used the cross frame started using tie rods to stiffen up the frame. The first company to apply them was Singer & Co.

Technical notes:

  • Iron tube cross frame with tie rods
  • Spoon brake on the front wheel
  • HUMBER chain
  • Fixed gear
  • Perpendicular spoke wheels and solid rubber
  • Small fender on the front wheel
  • Carbide headlamp on the front
  • Footrests


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