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.

The bicycle weighs 13 kg.