Re: Freakin Bike Fringe!
Actually, this design culminated in the "Vauxhall-Diablo" design, of the late teens.
It used a panhard rod/split-tooth knuckle arrangement, that aligned the centre cylinder(s) with the crank-pin, and the pre-requisite babit coated (oblong) caster/shoe assembly.
Some of these were "monosoupape" in design, and frequently caught fire. A simple modificaiton fixed the problem, but by that time, the design had become obsolete, and was dropped in favour of the Sussmann principal.