Bike to the Future
Bowden with his Spacelander at the 1946 exhibition Britain Can Make It.
Produced by Bombard Industries of Michigan, the 1960s Spacelander is a modified version of Bowden’s original design. The single-speed Spacelander features a fiberglass body, battery operated lights and a push-button horn. Ultimately, the production of this space-age bicycle proved to be costly and it is estimated that only 522 examples were ever made.
A 1960 advertisement in American Bicyclist featuring Bowden's Spacelander for Bombard Industries.