1911 Costa Military Folding Bicycle (Italian)


This is an important early military bicycle, being Italy’s first practical design, predating the better-known Bianchi that was used during World War 1.

The Russians created their own military folding bicycle for World War One along similar lines.

At the War & Peace show in 2018 I demonstrated how to fold the 1911 Costa and fit it to a soldier’s back ready to be carried

To see it at The Museum click here…


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1911 Costa Military Folding Bicycle

17″ Frame

24″ Wheels with Solid Tyres

Bianchi Saddle

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