Saint Etienne, 1907, lady’s bike

1907 – Manifacture Francaise d’Armes & Cycles Saint Etienne, Woman Bicycle – France

This bicycle, produced by the company that takes its name from the city where it’s located, uses a particular system that allows you to pedal backwards.

The Manifacture Francaise started producing bicycles after realizing the potential this vehicle had. Many models were sold abroad and successfully exported in different countries.

 

Technical notes:

  • Green paint with golden and red touches
  • Wooden rims and fenders
  • Acetylene headlamp
  • Leather saddle
  • Odd transmission that allows to “counterpedal”

 

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