A REAL ‘VELO ELASTIC’ WITH AN ELABORATE SUSPENSION
The Velastic – also described as a ‘Bicyclette Elastique’ – was built in France by the Vialle brothers, and introduced in 1925. An advertisement claimed that it made cycling as comfor table as sitting in an armchair. The forks, handlebars and rod brakes are roadster style, and its key feature is the saddle support, formed by the heavy steel leaf spring. The spring bolts directly into a short box-section seat tube welded to a girder, and the seat height can be changed by lifting or dropping the leaf spring.
1927 Vialle Freres Bicyclette Elastique
Adjustable Frame Length: 21″-24″