Photography by Bernhard Angerer | Captions by Della Watson
In the 1890s, Danish blacksmith and inventor Mikael Pedersen set about building a bike frame that would accommodate riders of any height. His solution: a flexible saddle. The Pedersen bike was sold in the early 1900s by Dursley in the U.K.; the design was reincarnated in the 1970s in Denmark by Sølling. Pictured above is a 1978 Sølling Pedersen. The unique bike is still in production today.