Bicycle, 'Xtraordinary Challenge'

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Postcard of Bicycle, 'Xtraordinary Challenge'.
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Bicycle, 'Xtraordinary Challenge'

This bicycle was made by Singer around 1879. It was built in an effort to make high bicycles safer by moving the riders back.

The bicycle is driven by a crank mechanism and both wheels are fitted with radial spokes and solid bearings. The model name is 'Xtraordinary Challenge'.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-120-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1921.71
Date: Around 1879
C. 1879
Dimensions: 52.00" D (front wheel); 22.00" D (back wheel)
What: Bicycle, crank driven
Subject: 15. ROAD TRANSPORT, Muscle power (Departmental Classification)
Who: Singer (Maker)
Description: High bicycle driven by a crank mechanism, both wheels fitted with radial spokes and solid bearings, 'Xtraordinary Challenge' by Singer, c. 1879
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