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This is an innovative design for a 2-speed front wheel drive bicycle made by Acrow in the Sydney suburb of Guilford in 1987. It is a production prototype acquired direct from the manufacturer, Acrow Pty Ltd of 11 Ferndell Street, Guildford. The bicycle was designed for Acrow by Design Field of Paddington. Apparently the Acrow bicycle did not go into production in Australia.
The bicycle is of a fabricated pressed steel frame, painted red with front wheel drive but no chain. It has a two-speed ge...
Bicycle, front wheel drive, designed by Design Field, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, made by Acrow Pty Limited, Guildford, New South Wales, Australia, 1987
Front wheel drive Acrow bicycle with a 2 speed gearbox built directly into the hub. No chain. The front and back wheel brakes are operated by a single control. The broad angled seat is suitable for riders from 4ft 9in to over 6ft. The bicycle consists of a fabricated pressed steel frame and rejection moulded supertuff nylon wheels. It was designed by Design Field for Acrow Pty Ltd.