Over the next month I’ll advertise a variety of vintage bicycles and you are. Welcome to make (realistic) offers on them. With Front & Rear Suspension. RARE & INTERESTING BICYCLE. Our Berceuse is the greatest improvement to the bicycle since the invention of the pneumatic tyre. It is the most comfortable and smooth bike you could imagine. Even on the worst roads, you will never be tired. The Clement-Gladiator company introduced their Berceuse suspension bicycle in 1922 (the extract below is from a magazine article Au Salon de 1922). The company was experimenting with various forms of suspension to use on motorcycles and, like other manufacturers of the time, used bicycles to test them. Not many of these machines have survived. The word Berceuse means lullaby, the suggestion being that suspension in a bicycle or motorcycle would provide a rocking action to send you to sleep. When I ride bikes with suspension, Ive found the opposite to be true the extra suspension definitely keeps me awake. As well as the sprung front, it is articulated at the bottom bracket. The seat stays end above the mudguard, where they join a pivot to the seat tube. It takes a little while to get used to sprung bikes flexing where normal bikes don’t, but that doesn’t affect its rideability adversely. Passing cyclists intrigued by its quirky profile could become a problem… You need to factor in extra time to demonstrate its attributes if you’re cycling in a public place. The Clement’s box lining is intact throughout: either it was painted before art of pin-striping by hand became extinct, or it has original paintwork. It has been through our workshops. Its joints are lubricated, new tyres have been fitted, and it’s ready to ride. No offers on this one. More photos and details at the Online Bicycle Museum. OWNER: The Online Bicycle Museum. The item “1924 BERCEUSE CLEMENT Front & Rear Suspension! Vintage Antique Bicycle” is in sale since Wednesday, September 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Bicycle\Other Bicycle”. The seller is “groovydubber” and is located in Brighton. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Type: Other Bicycle