Film, Video Bicycle trick riding, no. 2

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Title
Bicycle trick riding, no. 2
Summary
Opens with a man riding a bicycle in a backwards circle, on a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street. He dismounts, then remounts the cycle and rides in a forwards circle, pausing and balancing for a moment as he rears up and spins the front wheel. Continuing in the circle, the man moves in front of the handlebars and continues pedaling briefly. For his next trick, the cyclist makes one circle and then pauses center stage as he does a balancing act to the left side of the bike, with his left leg on the pedal and his right on the front wheel. Ends after he remounts but continues to hold the bicycle motionless.
From Edison films catalog: "Neidert," of national fame, does stunts on his wheel that are simply wonderful. Makes his bicycle rear up, and rides around the stage on his back wheel; besides a lot of other easy things, such as riding on one pedal and riding backward, seated on handlebar. 50 feet. $7.50.
Contributor Names
Neidert, performer.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1899.
Subject Headings
-  Stunt cycling--United States
-  Bicycles--United States
-  Silent films
Genre
Vaudeville
Shorts
Notes
-  20771 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Mar1899; 20771.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Duration: 0:34 at 20 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, see the M/B/RS Paper Print database.
-  Code name (for telegraphic orders) Unbottomed.
-  Available on the Internet; Library of Congress World Wide Web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov)
-  NCN046281; Bicycle trick riding, no. 2.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 49; AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Received: 11/23/94 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 7/15/94 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 3/20/1899; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
FEC 2205 (ref print)
FPE 7738 (dupe neg)
LC 836a (paper pos)
Library of Congress Control Number
96515569
Online Format
image
video
Description
Opens with a man riding a bicycle in a backwards circle, on a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street. He dismounts, then remounts the cycle and rides in a forwards circle, pausing and balancing for a moment as he rears up and spins the front wheel. Continuing in the circle, the man moves in front of the handlebars and continues pedaling briefly. For his next trick, the cyclist makes one circle and then pauses center stage as he does a balancing act to the left side of the bike, with his left leg on the pedal and his right on the front wheel. Ends after he remounts but continues to hold the bicycle motionless. From Edison films catalog: "Neidert," of national fame, does stunts on his wheel that are simply wonderful. Makes his bicycle rear up, and rides around the stage on his back wheel; besides a lot of other easy things, such as riding on one pedal and riding backward, seated on handlebar. 50 feet. $7.50.
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1899. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96515569/. (Accessed June 28, 2017.)

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1899) Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96515569/.

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Bicycle Trick Riding, No. 2. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1899. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/96515569/>.