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1888 Whippet full suspension replica

 

I teach Framebuilding 101 at UFV, and my students always have a frame as their project, so I wanted to say that I had a project too. I found this drawing of an 1888 Whippet in Bicycles and Tricycles, a book written by  Archibald Sharp and published in 1896. I became fascinated by this bike.

Original drawing 1888 Whippet bicycle by C.M. Linley & J. Briggs

Original drawing 1888 Whippet bicycle by C.M. Linley & J. Briggs

 

Working with the oxy-acetylene torch to bend the seat springs for the Whippet. The bike took six months of labor to complete.

Paul Brodie making the seat spring for 1888 Whippet Replica

Paul Brodie making the seat spring for 1888 Whippet Replica.

 

Close-up of the head badge.  The seat and block chain came from the UK, pedals from the Czech Republic and custom wooden fenders from Cody in Oregon.

Label for L&B 1888 Whippet bicycle

Label for L&B 1888 Whippet bicycle

 

Receiving the People’s Choice award at NAHBS 2012. What better way to let the world know that “I’m Back!”

Paul at the 2012 NAHB.  The 1888 Whippet Replica won the People's Choice Award

1888 Whippet Replica by Paul Brodie at 2012 NAHBS Show

1888 Whippet Replica by Paul Brodie at 2012 NAHBS Show. Photo by Mark Dawson, markdawsonstudio.com.

 

1888 Whippet Replica wooden fender.  Photo by Mark Dawson, www.markdawsonstudio.com.

1888 Whippet Replica wooden fender. Photo by Mark Dawson, www.markdawsonstudio.com.

 

1888 Whippet Replica rear wheel assembly.

1888 Whippet Replica rear wheel assembly. Photo by Mark Dawson, www.markdawsonstudio.com.

 

1888 Whippet Replica Seat Post & Spring. Photo by Mark Dawson, markdawsonstudio.com.


 

 

The Whippet is priced to sell at $35K (US).

Call Paul!

 

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