23 April 2008

Silver Motobecane hauling bike


More photos of this bike on Cyclo Fiend

Seeing this bike reminded me of this quotation:

"As a social revolutionizer, the bicycle has never had an equal. It has put the human race on wheels, and thus changed completely many of the most ordinary processes and methods of social life. It is the great leveler, for not till all Americans got on bicycles was the great American principle that every man is just as good as any other man fully realized. All are on equal terms, all are happier than ever before."

- New York Evening Post, June 2, 1896

1 comment:

R :: B said...

Thank you for that quote...I've been looking for a name for my project bicycle and, now, it might just be "The Leveller" (British speling (sic) of course!)