le Grand Bi – a classic lady

This is indeed a Grand Lady. Launched in 1870, the Grand-Bi is one of the ancestors of the bicycle. Imagine young women, wearing long dresses and large hats, trying to make that huge wheel turn by pushing that tiny crank!

I found this one at an antique dealer in Hua Hin. The owner was more than happy to have me photograph it on the street in front of his shop.


2 thoughts on “le Grand Bi – a classic lady

  1. Blake August 25, 2011 / 11:13 am

    Bit of a typo up there “is one the ancestors”… Feel free to delete this comment…

    • bikegypsy August 25, 2011 / 11:17 am

      Thanks Blake… I would NEVER delete any of your comments. Stef

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