1927 Vialle Freres Bicyclette Elastique

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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″

26″ Wheels

(Now sold)

This rare 90-year-old bicycle is in good all-round condition and is ready to ride. The white disc on the rear was used as a ‘tax disc’ during World War 2.

 

 

 

 

 

1925

 

 

1927