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Roll Model: 1905

Roll Model: 1905

Circa 1905. "Roller skating -- young man on bicycle skates." Photoprint by Hall; George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

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How they'd handle

They resemble dry land trainers for cross country skiing, and I'd guess they handle about the same, except that the heel appears to be bolted to the rail. So a mix of cross country ski trainers and racing skates.

I'm really curious

I skate on speed trainers and I'm really curious about how these handle with your soles in line with the axels axles rather than about 3 inches above the axels axles.

Charles Choubersky

Charles Choubersky (1835-1891) invented the first "bicycle roller skates".

http://www.online-skating.com/articles-4331-charles-choubersky-and-his-b...

Found him!

Waldo that is.

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