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1913 Velo Torpille

The skin of the velo torpille made ​​the bike about 6.5 kilometers per hour faster. But at the same time this bicycle was very unstable in cross winds.


The press release can also be from 1914. Because in 1913 Marcel Berthel drove - I thought - no speeds above 60 miles per hour.


This Dutch newspaper photo was ever sent to me. But unfortunately I do not remember by whom.


Behalve 'Torpedo-fiets' zie ik (rond 1908) ook wel 'Torpedovisch' staan. Wedstrijden tussen een gewone fietser en zo'n torpedo worden steevast gewonnen door de torpedo. Maar veel sneller dan de gewone fietser gaat de torpedo niet.



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Taken on October 25, 2010