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Check It Out: A Wright Bros. Bicycle Visits Washington, D.C.(6 posts)

Check It Out: A Wright Bros. Bicycle Visits Washington, D.C.Gregory Taylor
Jan 21, 2004 6:31 AM
Want to see a historically significant cycling artifact? Just troop on over to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Downtown Washington, D.C., and check out the recently-upgraded Wright Brothers exhibit. In celebration of 100 years of flight, the Smithsonian has moved the Wright Flyer to its own gallery, and trotted out a fascinating selection of Wright-related artifacts, much of it relating to their days as bicycle shop owners. The neatest piece is a St. Clair bicycle built by the Wrights, which is on loan from Ford Motor Company. It is a magnificent machine, and well worth a visit. I'm going to go back over and get some pictures...
Yes photosafrican
Jan 21, 2004 7:44 AM
Would like to see photos of their bikes. Thanks.
Yes photospina
Jan 21, 2004 11:35 AM
This is probably it. Google is wonderful.
http://www.nasm.si.edu/wrightbrothers/artifactGallery/gallery.cfm?Q=5
thanks....african
Jan 21, 2004 12:08 PM
google the evil eye works great.
Yup, That's It. The Bike Is In A Plexiglas Case....Gregory Taylor
Jan 21, 2004 5:59 PM
...and very accessible, so I was going to try and snap a few detail photos in the next day or two. I have a polarizing lens that should cut down glare and make this work. My office is about a 15 minute walk from the museum, but I have to schlepp my camera, etc. in my bike bag.

The hubs -- which the Wrights made themselves -- are especially pretty.
Yup, That's It. The Bike Is In A Plexiglas Case....pina
Jan 22, 2004 6:15 AM
Post some when you get them, i would love to see them. Being an aeronautical engineer and cyclist, i think that bike is priceless.