Path Racer

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1895 tall frame Kenwood Path Racer cycle

A Path Racer is a hybrid bicycle designed for road and track cycling,[1] Path is the old-fashioned Victorian/Edwardian cycling term for track. So a path bike is purely for the track and a Path Racer is essentially a track bike with road geometry and 32mm Course to 38-40mm Demi-Balloon tyres used originally on unpaved roads as well as track. Path Racers are characterized by high bottom bracket and track ends that is dual purpose for both road and track racing and use 120mm spacing for the rear hub, which may be fixed-gear or single-speed coaster brake, angles not quite as steep and bottom bracket lower than a pure path (track bike). Normally has the front fork crown drilled for a brake. Can also be built with mudguard clearances and mudguard eyes. They run on 28 inch (635 mm) rims. Another term for Path Racer is Road-Path or Road-Track.[2]

1924-1926 Mercedes-Benz path racer

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  1. ^ "Bishops Path Racers". Bishops Cycles. Feb 19, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-22.
  2. ^ "Rover Meteor Path Racer Special c.1903". Vintage Bicycle. February 17, 2010. Retrieved 2011-07-22.

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