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“ A strongwoman, trapeze artist, pedestrienne, and famously, record-breaking high wheel racer “
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 07, 2021 08:48PM
A fascinating little bit of history:

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Re: “ A strongwoman, trapeze artist, pedestrienne, and famously, record-breaking high wheel racer “
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: November 08, 2021 09:34AM
Thanks for posting - I hadn't heard of her before; kudos to her - I certainly wouldn't be able to do that (I've always thought that riding a High Wheel at speed is a death wish-that's why I keep to a Low Wheel)

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Re: “ A strongwoman, trapeze artist, pedestrienne, and famously, record-breaking high wheel racer “
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 08, 2021 10:34AM
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SDGuy
Thanks for posting - I hadn't heard of her before; kudos to her - I certainly wouldn't be able to do that (I've always thought that riding a High Wheel at speed is a death wish-that's why I keep to a Low Wheel)


Pretty wimpy high wheel.



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Re: “ A strongwoman, trapeze artist, pedestrienne, and famously, record-breaking high wheel racer “
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 08, 2021 12:04PM
SDGuy, is that an actual limelight?



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Re: “ A strongwoman, trapeze artist, pedestrienne, and famously, record-breaking high wheel racer “
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: November 08, 2021 12:49PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
SDGuy, is that an actual limelight?

No - nothing so exotic, it's just kerosene (pretty sure it was originally meant for a Brass-era car, but once I found the right mount, it works well for this).

I need to find another one...my other bike (a Medium Wheel) has a horn (also originally intended for a Brass-era car), but no headlamp:


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Re: “ A strongwoman, trapeze artist, pedestrienne, and famously, record-breaking high wheel racer “
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 08, 2021 03:02PM
Great tale, thanks for posting



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"Those who cannot accept the past are condemned to revise it." -- Geo. Mathias
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