1900 Premier Helical Ladies’ Tricycle



‘Helical’ Premier bicycles, with their distinctive spiral frame tubing, are not so common these days. But a helical tricycle is an especially rare breed: I only know of two surviving examples (I sold the other one last tear to a museum in Russia). The 1898 catalogue illustration, below, shows it with a conventional right-hand drive chainwheel (previous examples had the chainwheel on the left). I noticed that a metal chaincase was optional – an extra £2 5/-.

This tricycle was owned and restored by the well-respected collector Bill Bush many decades ago. Apart from a few scratches to the paintwork, it is still in excellent original condition and is ready to ride.


To see it at The Museum click here…


Share this item

1900 Premier Helical Ladies’ Tricycle

(Helical frame tubing)

24″ Frame

26″ Wheels

Starley patent rear axle

Scroll to Top