Rolls Rite Bicycles
Bike & E-Bike Sales & Service
Serving Waynesville, Clyde and Western North Carolina since 2002

828-276-6080

A shop for riders who require personal service that is competent, thorough and practical
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Howe 1878
1816 Draissine (Germany)
Muddy Buddy-the best guided tour director ever
(1995-2007 RIP)
  

   
1891 Victor Spring Fork
1897 Punnett Companion
India-Avon Roadster
   


1950 Schwinn Black Phantom
Dylan 1
1933 Excelsior
 
 

Ultimate cycle trailer
Tandem
1892 Victor
 
   
 
1897 Carroll-note the gear drive
1960 Bowden Spaceliner
Pink Schwinn

 
 
1948 Roadmaster Luxury Liner
Worksman Utility
1986 Peugeot PX 10

 

Motor Bike Kit
Maximus rickshaw
Ant


 
Mongolia
Touring in Alaska
Surly Big Dummy
 

 

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RollsRite Bicycles 1362 Asheville Road, Waynesville, NC 28786  828-276-6080  info@rollsritebicycles.com
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1891 Victor Spring Fork, Overman Wheel Co., Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
The wheels on this cushion-tire Victor came with tangential spoking, interchangeable parts, adjustable ball bearings and hollow rims. It had a swing saddle and the rider could easily remove the leather from the springs and take it with him to discourage theft. This was a high tech machine and it's price was $130.00 in 1891!

1897 Punnett Companion, Punnett Cycle Mfg., Co. Rochester, NY 
   There were several ways to fashion a bicycle built for two, but the Punnett, with a pair of frames, side-by-side attached to a pair of in-line wheels, was one of the more unlikely ones. The rear axle had a sprocket on either side, each powered by a corresponding chain, front sprocket, and pedals. If this seemed like difficult cycling  and balancing the Punnett with two riders was no easy task  there was another option: a third seat post could accommodate a single rider who would use the inside pedal of each crank set. This was not entirely comfortable, but it was considered practical in getting the machine to and from the abode of the wheelman's lady friend. (Bicycle Museum of America)

1897 Carrol Gear Drive, Thomas A. Carroll, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The bicycle boom and the competition of many companies in the market in the 1890s inspired much innovation. The gear-to-gear had three sprockets one attached to the crank, one to the rear-wheel hub, and the middle one to the chain stay and a small fork from the drop bar. Because it came toward the end of the boom and the beginning of the bicycle bust, it was not developed. The Gear-to-Gear remains an exotic machine that was, in fact, a good-working version of early bicycle-transmission technology.