The Dollar had an English motor and a French frame which was very sturdy for its size. Americans are apt to have a rather derogatory opinion of such small foreign jobs like this, but one must remember that they are engineered and designed primarily for fuel economy and efficiency, secondly, for sturdiness and lastly for speed and superfluous comfort. The saddle, for instance, would be an eyesore on an American bicycle and the top speed of 45 or 50 m.p.h. would offer considerable sales resistance, but, on the other hand, this Dollar usually averaged with a load consisting of myself, a passenger, a puppy, seven extra gallons of gas and oil plus a thirty-pound knapsack sixty-five miles on a gallon and when tuned up and on good roads did about eighty miles. When gas costs $1.25 a gallon and is only obtainable in small amounts, such mileage is of considerable importance.