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Bicycle, Velocar

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made in France

Postcard of Bicycle, Velocar.
000-180-001-136-C
© National Museums Scotland

Bicycle, Velocar

This racing version of the 'Velocar' recumbent bicycle was made by Charles Mochet in France in 1933. It was a short-lived attempt to reduce drag and achieve greater speeds for cycle racing. Shortly after this the governing body of cycle racing banned their use and although a few road-going versions were produced, the design remained dormant until recent times.

This example uses narrow high pressure 18 inch tyres. Steering is achieved through a shaft and bevel gear arrangement.


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Online ID: 000-180-001-136-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1993.17
Date: 1933
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What: Caption & photo Bicycle, Velocar T.1993.17
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Description: 'Velocar' recumbent bicycle
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