Humber &Co. c1890 pneumatic-tyred track ordinary
This very rare track bicycle has a 55-inch tangent spoked wheel fitted with a half-inch hub with petit bell-cupped ends and a 20-inch rear wheel.
The pneumatic tyre inflates and stays inflated.
The circular section backbone, steering head and forks are of very light construction and retain signs of original black enamel and the remains of a gilt manufacturer’s transfer just below the stiff blade saddle support.
The saddle is a Huntington model and although not correct for the machine, is serviceable for demonstration rides.
The delightful scorching handlebars have turned wooden grips and an 11-inch drop. An adjustable mounting step is fitted and, correctly, this racer comes without a brake.