The Circle City Bicycles blog contains info on bicycles, cycling events, pro racing, bicycle touring, and just about anything else cycling related. Since our bike shop is located in Indianapolis, we focus on biking in the Midwest, but cycling fans anywhere in the world should find this blog interesting. We try to post daily Monday through Friday, but we occasionally miss a day. Each Friday we try to have an interesting bicycle related photo.
Friday Photo - The 1932 Cyclomer Amphibious Bicycle
The 1932 Cyclomer amphibious bicycle
In 1932 a French inventor unveiled his amphibious bicycle, called the cyclomer, at a Paris exhibition. He demonstrated its unique ability by riding it across a swimming pool. In the photo above, it is in its land mode. The wheels are hollow, providing buoyancy for crossing water. The four smaller spheres are on arms that can be lowered to the side. These provide additional buoyancy and stability. If you look closely at the back wheel, you can see small triangular projections. These act as paddles to propel the bike forward on the water.