Saturday, April 17, 2021

1960's Bowdon Spacelander Bicycle

 It may be a tough planet, but I think I'm going to miss this incredible and spectacular place when I have to leave it. 


1960 Bowden "Spacelander" bicycle, white fiberglass, manufactured by, Bomard Industries.


Benjamin Bowden was the car designer and engineer responsible for the Healey 2.4, the first post-WWII 100mph production car, but like Mini suspension designer Alex Moulton after him, he was fascinated by the idea of improving the bike.


In 1946 he showed his Bicycle of the Future at the Britain Can Make It exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, to public acclaim and amazement.
















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6 comments:

Peter Pan said...

Rising one of those bikes would make me the talk of the town :)

Andrew Anderson said...

but I think I'm going to miss this incredible and spectacular place when I have to leave it. kv

Where you going to?

Peter Pan said...

Kaivey moving to China? Heaven? Tartarus?

Kaivey said...

Well one day I will be in Heaven, I hope, if they will let me in. I can't them saying no.

Peter Pan said...

See you in Cycling Heaven :)

Kaivey said...

Sure will!