1960 Bowden Spacelander

This bike was the most radical concept of it’s time. It totally epitomizes the “Space Age” with it’s design. This bike looks like it was designed for NASA. It is made up of fiberglass and features built in headlights and rear fender. Designed by Benjamin Bowden, there was a prototype built and displayed in 1948. The production bikes however were made and sold only one year, 1960.


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Fiberglass monocoque frame and front fender are decades ahead of its time.

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The Bowden Spacelander is the most sought after middle-weight bicycle ever made.

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Made by Bomard Industries, Kansas City, MO.

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Dual headlights built right into the body – frame of the bike.

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Dual tail lights built in.

 


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