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    Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.

    Alex Moulton, well-known designer of suspension units for cars, has invented the first bicycle with suspension.

    Shots of Moulton riding the bike down country lanes. C/U of prototype bike models. Moulton is shown with another man at a drawing board. Moulton holds bits of the bike against the design.

    Shots of different stages of bicycle production in the workshop. Outside the completed bikes are lined up, Moulton and Commercial Manager, David Duffield, are seen testing out the suspension mechanisms. The bike has an adjustable seat and no cross bar so anyone can ride it!

    Shots of Wendy Holbrook using the bike to go shopping. A man is shown using the 'stowaway' model - he takes the bike apart and places it in the boot of his car. John Tovey - a Moulton employee - demonstrates the racing version along a country road.

    Cuts exists - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3262
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    229.15
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:38:00 / 01:55:50:00
    Canister:
    CP 436
    Sort Number:
    CP 436
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    WorkSpaces
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  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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