The general demonstration of the sound mechanical construction
and powerful ensemble of the noted "Ariel" Multicycles,
is more clearly conveyed by the assistance of the accompanying
One of the most essential features in multicycles
is rigidity throughout their whole structure. The necessity of
such a feature even in single machines soon asserts itself to
the unfortunate possessor of a bicycle built with a keen disregard
The mind which can conceive the disalignment of
the chain wheel and bearings, and the displacement of what should
be rock solid, will not require any explanation of this unwelcome
brake power. But when such grievous results may be obtained in
the weak build of a single machine, what must occur in a five
man, with its multiplication of bearings and gear, and its elongation
A multiplication of frictional resistance, which
renders the machine what many others have proved - a miserable
failure, utterly incapable of the speed required in pacing.
A firm conviction of the eradication of this evil
may be had in an explanation of our machines, and a still firmer
one by riding them.
The enormous rigidity of these machines however
is not obtained by putting weight into them but by scientifically
disposing every atom of their structure, so that the two factors,
weight and rigidity bear the same relation to each other as does
the power applied to the resultant.
There is no overhanging tail to create whip. The
front fork is proof against swing, its constructional features
being perhaps the most remarkable in the whole anatomy of these
The entire machine is built on the basis of efficient
concentration of multi mamimative power, and the achievements
of the machines themselves will not belie their claims. It is
no exaggeration to state that the multicycles here illustrated
will travel as fast as any man can follow.
The smaller anatomy of the machines is as studied
and constructed as is their larger, accuracy and quality not being
forgotten in the most minor point.