DESIGNS: CHAINLESS BICYCLES

The first shaft drives for cycles appear to have been invented independently in 1890 in England and America…

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1898 Bicyclette F.N Chainless (Cardan, Acatene, Shaft-drive)

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1898 Columbia Ladies Chainless (Shaft drive)

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1898 Columbia Model 50 Chainless

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1898 Quadrant Chainless Light Roadster (#55291)

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1898 Quadrant Chainless Light Roadster (#57425)

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1899 Beeston Humber Chainless Safety (Metropole Acatene)

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1899 L’Acatene-Metropole Velleda ‘Model 207’

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1899/1900 Crescent Bevel-Gear Chainless

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1900 Pierce Men’s Chainless

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1901 Crescent Ladies Bevel-Gear Chainless

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1901 Gormully & Jeffery Rambler Model 38 Chainless

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1901 Monarch Men’s Chainless

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1901 Peugeot Sans Chaine (Acatene)

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1902 National Chainless

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1903 Columbia Model 106 Cushion Chainless

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1903 L’Acatene Metropole a 2 Vitesses ‘Model 351’

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1904 Columbia 28″ Cushion Arch-bar Chainless Roadster with Hartford Tire Coaster Brake

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1904 Pope Men’s Rambler Chainless ‘Model 451C’ with Hygienic Cushion Frame

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1905 FN-Herstal Cardan (Chainless / Shaft-Drive) 

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1905 National Cushion Frame Spring Fork Chainless

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1907 FN (Fabrique Nationale) Ladies ‘Chainless Type C55’ (Shaftdrive/ Cardan)

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1913/1914 Chainless Rover Roadster

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1914 FN Herstal (Fabrique Nationale) Chainless

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1914 FN Herstal (Fabrique Nationale) Chainless

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1916 Columbia Men’s Chainless ‘Model 604’

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1920s FN (Fabrique Nationale) Gents Chainless Type C55 (Shaftdrive/ Cardan)

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1920s FN Chainless ‘The Rapid’

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1925 FN (Fabrique Nationale) Gents Chainless Type C55

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1926 FN (Fabrique Nationale) Gents Chainless Type C55

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1940s Chainless (Shaft-drive) Quadricycle

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1940s Gearcycle Chainless Tricycle

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