Battle Bike

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 23, 2015
     Category: Destruction | Surrealism | Transportation | 1940s | Weapons





Comments
What, no bike helmet?

I like the ad a couple of pages later that advises you to use "plenty of genuine ice" for your New Year's party. None of that fake stuff from your home freezer. I guess in 1948 the ice companies were feeling the pinch -- by then, there were probably very few people in the U.S. who didn't have refrigerators.
Posted by ges on 12/23/15 at 08:38 AM
The bike is fine for attacking but there is no cover whatsoever from return fire. As far as ice goes, if you are having a big party you likely can't make enough ice ahead so buying some makes sense.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/23/15 at 08:47 AM
Some of the other creations in that article had ideas that carried on through the years. During the early '60's there was the "Sting Ray" small frame bicycle with the long banana seat and the coolest thing you could do was put on "chopper" forks. The forks made the bike hard to maneuver but when you're ten years old style trumps substance every time.
Posted by KDP on 12/23/15 at 09:45 AM
Would have preferred a combination of a battle bike and the four man bicycle. I would pay good money to see a (mock) contest between two of them.
Posted by crc on 12/23/15 at 09:58 AM
Would have preferred a combination of a battle bike and the four man bicycle. I would pay good money to see a (mock) contest between two of them.
Posted by crc on 12/23/15 at 09:58 AM
@KDP: 10? Only at age 10? That was just a training course for when y'all grew up older.

We lost a few this week to the modern day version of this thing.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/23/15 at 10:35 AM
Very British, another reason the Empire fell.
Posted by Gator Guy on 12/23/15 at 05:48 PM
If you want to see this bicycle as one complete image instead of two pages spliced together, you can see it here: http://galleries.gothamistllc.com/asset/518d01e4e0fbc0031642e815/mobile/2013_5_10_weirdbikes1.jpg
Posted by Fritz G on 12/24/15 at 09:05 AM









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