Bikes I Like
by Old Bone Machine
The Labor Tour De France is oddly elegant. Take a second look and you’ll notice that a chainstay and a seatstay are missing. A blade on the fork is also amiss. This 1910 design though allows a tyre/tube change to be made without removing the wheel.
But is a fork with a single blade still called a fork? Cannondale adopted the idea many years later (around 1990) and called it the Lefty. Sadly, the unbalanced appearance of the Labor Tour De France was never popular with the public.