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Grivel Tricycles

Manufactured in Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1896 to 1897

In 1896 a Grivel tandem tricycle competed in the Paris–Marseille event and suffered an accident. It was powered by an air-cooled, horizontal twin-cylinder petrol engine rated at 2 h.p.

A quadricycle appeared the following year built using a tubular frame and powered by the same rear-mounted engine which delivered power to the rear axle via a gearbox. Weight was 180kg.


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