Supergeared Bicycle

Are supergeared bicycles that will ride at super fast speeds an actual thing? Or did this guy just build a complicated derailleur system?

News Herald - Oct 5, 1953

Another better quality image from Popular Mechanics (July 1954).

via Modern Mechanix

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 15, 2017
     Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles | 1950s

Comments FOr drafting behind powered vehicles at high speeds.
Posted by Blake on 08/15/17 at 01:43 PM
I see it as just more places to get your pant leg caught, thereby sending you over the handlebars onto the pavement.
Posted by KDP on 08/15/17 at 03:07 PM
I vote for it being a complicated derailleur system. He may have been able to roll at high speeds with a minimum of effort, but there had to be lower gears to get the thing up to those speeds without busting a kneecap. That is, unless he was towed to begin with, but that would be cheating.
Posted by Virtual on 08/15/17 at 06:59 PM
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