Seeing this bike outside a shop in Bloomsbury today reminded me that I saw a man riding one of the same type a couple of weeks ago near the South Bank. He serenely rode up a side road towards Stamford Street. It was a slightly surreal moment. A bit like a scene from Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou. Seeing a second one I am starting to wonder if they are coming back into fashion. I was disappointed on my recent visit to Guildford Museum that the one that used to be on display throughout my childhood has been consigned to the storeroom for the moment.
On Saturday I saw another unusual looking bike. This time I don’t know its name. It was chained to some railings in Denmark Hill. Does anyone recognise the make and model?
In the meantime, I’m calling it the triangular bike.
Are they using? 🙂
I imagine the second one is. For the first, I don’t know.
I agree with you but both of them are so cute. 🙂 Thanks for rollback.
There’s a Penny Farthing in our Royal Albert Museum that I’ve loved since I was a little girl. Never seen a triangle bike before though 🙂
Sorry can’t help with the type of the second bike – saw a guy posing ostentatiously with one in Stanley, Hong Kong. Oh hang on – think it’s this – a Strida http://www.nycewheels.com/strida-folding-bike.html
well done Jan!
The reviewers sound very pleased with it. Thanks for finding Jan.
I saw somebody riding a penny farthing whilst walking along Paddington Basin one morning a couple of years ago. The guy wasn’t taking part in any kind of event, and was dressed in contemporary clothes. I was on the phone at the time and had to explain my giggles! 😀
That is just how this guy was; as though it were a perfectly ordinary thing to be riding.