Notice that they have the rear wheel set at the very
front of the rear drop out, to make the wheel base of this TT
bike look a bit shorter I assume.
"Tearing along the traffic-burdened thoroughfare with staring eyeball and reeking frame, this insane demon shoots past men,woman and children, with nothing to announce his coming or mark his passage save a faint hum and a curl of dust." Letter to a Hawkes Bay Newspaper dated 9 December 1898