Furry tail fender

This undated image by photographer Nina Leen is merely captioned “Boy On Bicycle.” It fails to mention the animal tail used as a mudflap at the end of the rear fender!

Furry bike fender

7 Comments

  • November 21, 2010 - 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Kinda looks like a fox tail.

  • meligrosa
    November 22, 2010 - 1:16 am | Permalink

    books and a furry tail, foxy way to bike to school :D

  • November 22, 2010 - 3:45 am | Permalink

    My Human keeps threatening to get one of those things that allows smalll animals to be carried on a persons chest, or back, and take me for a bike ride. ;-D

  • November 22, 2010 - 8:29 am | Permalink

    It is funny tail, right? How did he get it? (I can’t remember such a mudflap used in Japan)

  • Kc
    November 22, 2010 - 1:56 pm | Permalink

    For you youngsters, it was common in the 20s, 30s and 40s to affix fox tails and raccoon tails to car antennae and other vehicular appendages.This looks much odder to our eyes than it would have back then. It was more likely intended as decoration than as a functional mudflap.

  • November 22, 2010 - 7:08 pm | Permalink

    And check out the trussed pants on that guy!

  • November 22, 2010 - 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks KC. Somebody who knows cars (and don’t know cars) can probably figure out the year by looking at the autos on the street.

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