03 March 2014

Made For Two, Only A Mile Away

This bike was parked at West 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan:

Whoever owns and/or rides it probably doesn't realize that it was made not much more than a mile from where it was parked.

Rollfast bicycles, which I mentioned in a previous post, were manufactured literally steps from where the Liberty Tower now stands--at the site where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center stood until 11 September 2001.

To my knowledge, Rollfast went out of business--or simply stopped making bicycles--some time during the 1970's or early 1980's.


  1. Very educational! Also http://www.proteanpaper.com/scart_results.cgi?comp=howiebik&framed=0&part=D.P.Harris%20Hdwe%20Co&scat=1&scatord=&scatall=&skey=&srkeyall=&srkeywords=&srcateg=000000000000000414