I hope after this they dismantled the offending bike and destroyed it. Alternatively,they could make sure the next owner isn’t a 40-year-old man who rides it home from the pub. Perhaps the problem isn’t the bike, it is the age and fitness of the owners (in 1906, 40 wasn’t what it is today).
This sounds a bit like the middle-aged man in new running gear having a heart attack in the park. Of course I am assuming all this. Perhaps the bike really is the bike of doom and if they had looked at the bodies more carefully they would have found the telltale marks of an attack by bike. Not sure how you would identify these marks though. Tyre marks on the throat? Handlebar bruises to the kidneys?
Here is another unfortunate coincidence but this time at least Mr Anstee had the chance to wind up his affairs before his last breath. I wonder how he died. If the body was found with a bottle of strychnine and a gun I am less impressed with the coincidence….