Man and woman on a Malvern Star abreast tandem bicycle, c. 1930s, by Sam Hood

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    1. Arif hussain95 53 months ago | reply

      Great subject.. nice composition even better processing.

    2. vive siempre a tu manera* 53 months ago | reply

      so cute and original :)

    3. Cecilia Temperli 53 months ago | reply

      I have never seen a bicycle like this!
      Wonder who does the steering.
      The break is only on one of the handle bars.
      I guess there would be backbreaks, only one person can steer and the handlebars steer in tandem.
      But what if the person without control decides to hold on and not want to go the way the other person choses?
      What about weight distribution? The man could be up to 20 kg heavier than the woman.
      May be it is a prototype and does not actually work well...

    4. Zinaida Beaumont (worried about WInston) 53 months ago | reply

      Nether have I. It is not the usual tandem and it is original.

    5. State Library of New South Wales collection 53 months ago | reply

      This type of bike is sometimes called a 'sociable'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociable Famous Australian cyclist Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman was apparently involved in the design of the Malvern Star model in our photograph. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sociable_2.jpg

    6. zorro013 53 months ago | reply

      Ha!!! I'd never seen a bike like that before =)

    7. White Loft Studio 53 months ago | reply

      those were the days....

    8. BISCUY [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      Pareja

    9. cerebrus 53 months ago | reply

      That is one strange looking bike.

    10. Cleo Blue 53 months ago | reply

      Cool bike, and.. she looks like Drew Barrymore

    11. Ana Luiza Schmidt 52 months ago | reply

      it's so lovely, nice shot !

    12. hebegbeez 51 months ago | reply

      All couples should have one of these. Classic.

    13. mrbrent62 49 months ago | reply

      That bike has danger written all over it. I can see why we don't see anymore of them.

      I weigh twice as much as my wife... I think we would just go in circles.

    14. meauxtown 48 months ago | reply

      Put your arm around the old lady and cruise on

    15. nnjosnavelin 45 months ago | reply

      Carlitos..eres la caña de España. No se de donde sacas tanto material...pero Gracias.

    16. maldenforlife 44 months ago | reply

      that is too cool

    17. Galilea7 42 months ago | reply

      hahaha it´s nice!

    18. Paris-Roubaix 38 months ago | reply

      Daisy, Daisy.

      Hey, suddenly we've got two!

    19. WilliamCK Lee 35 months ago | reply

      Nice bicycle !

    20. An Car 28 months ago | reply

      Muy interesabte y original; es la primera vez que la veo; enhorabuena.
      Con su permiso la agrego a mis favoritas.
      An Car

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