Museum Saturday Nights
Join us Saturday evenings this winter for a little bike history.
On December 13th, January 17th, and February 21st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jeff and Paul will lead some bicycle history talks with demonstrations and some hands-on displays. There will also be snacks and refreshments.
December 13: “When I was a kid…” We’ll get nostalgic about the wheels that meant fun and freedom to us all as youngsters. There’ll be early BMX bikes, Schwinn Sting-Rays and Apple Krates. Newspaper delivery boys will see their work bikes once again.
January 17: “State of the Art” will show off frame and component designs that have been labeled “Cutting Edge” throughout the decades,
You’ll get to check out cutting edge materials and everything ever labeled “the latest”. Bikes that have been welded, glued, bolted, and tied together. Bikes made out of aluminum before anyone knew how to weld it. Bikes flash cast out of magnesium (a new frame in only 7 seconds). Missteps and real strides in plastic, carbon, steel and titanium bicycle construction. This evening will show you how rapidly technology and style changes.
February 21: “Shifting Times” will showcase derailleur systems through the ages.
We’ll have bikes and demonstrations with a 1930s OsGear and Vittoria Margerita, a Trivelox shifting system, Campagnolo’s 1940-era Paris-Roubaix “suicide shifter” 1950s Benelux, ’60s and ’70s-era Campy, 1980s indexed Shimano equipment and 1990′s Mavic Zap.