The Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, Ohio recently acquired on loan the Kinzli high wheeled bicycle. Made by the Pope Manufacturing in 1886 in Hartford, Connecticut (now the Columbia Bicycle Company), it has a 64 inch front wheel. This
bicycle was touted in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest bicycle. Paul Niquette, an industrialist from Connecticut who stands 6 feet 5 inches tall, was looking for a high wheel he could ride. Spending his life saving, Niquette obtained the 64” Colombia May 9, 1976. Mr. Niquette has appeared in over 60 parades and was featured along with his bicycle on the numerous television shows including the Today
Show.
The Bicycle Museum of America, which displays 300 bicycles and has over 1000 in its collection, will have this record setting bicycle on display for the next few months. The Bicycle Museum is open Monday – Friday 11 AM – 5PM Saturday 11AM – 2 PM, with extended hours June – August. For more information about the bicycle or the museum go to www.bicyclemuseum.com or call the museum at 419-629-9249.
Publishers- For more information and pictures see www.niquette.com/bicycle-pavilion
Caption should read: Museum Coordinator Jessica Howison and staff member Tom Hinkle stand with the World Record 64” Colombia before securing its location in the museum’s exhibit of “Ordinary” bicycles.