Jun 22, 2012
From the archives of LIFE Magazine…
Four-man bicycle is powered by five chains and has brakes on both its wheels. The bike was built by Art Rothschild (top position) who broke three ribs while learning how to ride it.
Chicago bicycle dealer Andy Koslow rides a tiny bike built by a former vaudevillian.
Only springs connect rear of Maurice Steinlauf’s bike with roving front wheel.
Uno-Wheel, if braked suddenly, has been known to spin its rider round and round inside the big main wheel.
Gangbusters Bike mounts 13 shotguns, two revolvers, six bayonets, flare gun.
Ice Bike, with protective mittens on handles, is Joe Steinlauf’s own solution to Chicago’s icy winter streets.
Bedstead Bike was dreamed up by Joe Steinlauf, who got the idea while lying around in bed one morning.
Square-wheeled bike held by Bernard Steinlauf was built by son Dave after seeing a bicycle wreck.
(via Archie McPhee)
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