Freitag, 23. September 2011

Bicycle Museum Vösendorf

A very nice bicycle collection and public museum is located in Voesendorf, near Vienna. Some boneshakers, pennyfarthings, a lot of safety bicycles from 1888 up to 1900, many bicycles built after 1900, rare austrian bikes, younger racing bicycles and a lot of interesting pictures and memorabilia can been seen.
The collection started in 1985 with a simple and small metal sign of a local bicycle club, now its for sure one of the biggest collections in austria.
The museum usually is only open every first saturday a month but Mr. Matejowics, who is owner of the museum opened it for us on a thursday evening - which was very nice of him. He is a very pleasant person and showed us a lot of specialities and we had a long and interesting talk.

Fahrradmuseum Voesendorf
Schloss, 2331 Voesendorf
Tel: 01 / 69903 - 11

April - December, every 1. Saturday a month  14:00 - 17:00 h
Groups (from 10 persons) are welcome everytime and everyday - please make a reservation in advance.

Hillman Herbert Cooper Premier penny farthing

Front: Austrian built boneshaker, rear: Parisienne boneshaker, back: early penny farthing

Burg velocipede, built in Vienna, ca 1820

A lot of different safety bicycles from around the world

Adler, ca 1889

Length-adjustable frame

Captain Gerard, France, ca 1900

Styria ladies bicycle, 1913

Puch 1950, rare colour, excellent original condition

Opel Nr. 6

Sonntag, 18. September 2011

The last days of summer

We used the last warm days of this summer for a little ride through the woods. Matthias, the youngest was riding his Tripol Happy 26 inch balloon tire bicycle, built in 1935, Christian rode his Steyr ca. 1927, Stefan used his Movie-Safety bicycle from "Les Cracks" and i tried to ride my Premier Helical, ca 1898... which is a little to high for me :)

Sonntag, 11. September 2011

For sale: Steyr Cycle Works, 1921

For sale: Steyr Cycle Works, built in Steyr, Austria, 1921, Torpedo hub 21, new 5/8 inch chain, original colour. Nice restauration project, complete and nothing broken...