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by kylecycler
4 Oct 2019, 1:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16135

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Raleigh 'special edition' police bike ad from 1933. Raleigh police bike ad 1933.jpg The blurb reads: Always ready for duty - fit for any undertaking, however rough - good for its "twenty-six years service", and then still as reliable as ever - the RALEIGH is indeed an indispensable member ...
by kylecycler
4 Oct 2019, 12:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16135

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Not an advert or a reference to anything impending. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/download/file.php?id=63269&t=1 They're all politicians. The two 'cyclists' are Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister from 1902-5, and William Harcourt, Home Secretary and Chancellor under Gladstone and then Leader of the O...
by kylecycler
3 Oct 2019, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What to do when the pedals fall off
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: What to do when the pedals fall off

This was in the Guardian just yesterday - kids in downtrodden areas of Colombia using gravity biking as a means of self expression and a way of escaping their troubles. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/02/we-live-for-gravity-biking-deadly-sport-is-way-of-life-in-medellin In answer to Pete...
by kylecycler
23 Sep 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16135

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Here's a far classier Sears Roebuck poster, Brucey - I've always thought it was a brilliant example of poster art. sears roebuck poster.jpg No idea who the artist was, but whoever it was had real talent - the tree is an odd piece of genius, and the whole thing works beautifully. Mind you, I've had a...
by kylecycler
21 Sep 2019, 12:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16135

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

it is for uberlandfarhten, apparently. (stop sniggering at the back). https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R_88a6MEb1Q/UfkD_mbBUOI/AAAAAAAAJKs/ohe8EbeyWVA/s1600/wanderer60.jpg Wanderer was one of the four companies which formed the 'Auto Union' - DKW, Wanderer, Horsch and Audi. The four circles of the curren...
by kylecycler
21 Sep 2019, 12:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16135

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

"does my bum look big in this?" https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e6/ae/ce/e6aece910c7693c248a2c855a66042f2--vintage-bicycles-bicycle-art.jpg Laurin & Klement became Skoda, hence Skoda's ongoing involvement in the TdF: https://www.skoda-auto.com/news/news-detail/cycling-collection-2019
by kylecycler
20 Sep 2019, 2:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: most aerodynamic/fairingiest handlebar bag or basket?
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: most aerodynamic/fairingiest handlebar bag or basket?

This might help: https://janheine.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/carradice.jpg?w=640&h=827 A handlebar bag was more aerodynamic than a Carradice saddlebag that extended just slightly beyond the hips of the rider (see photo above). Front panniers (on low-rider racks) were more aerodynamic than rear ...
by kylecycler
19 Sep 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "I can't remember your name but..."
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: "I can't remember your name but..."

Mike Sales wrote:
Audax67 wrote:Murphy?


King Edward of course.

Suppose it's better than Spud. :)
by kylecycler
8 Sep 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax build photos
Replies: 94
Views: 8160

Re: Spa Audax build photos

Hi Samuel, how are you keeping?
by kylecycler
8 Sep 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: my take on back-pedal (coaster) brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 1196

Re: my take on back-pedal (coaster) brakes

Butch couldn't have stopped without one.

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by kylecycler
3 Sep 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pigs...
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Pigs...

This made me laugh - some eejit loses his camera out of an aircraft with an open door, presumably when it gets caught in the airflow...

https://i.imgur.com/66QE4jw.gifv

...but you need to watch the link to understand the title of the thread. :D
by kylecycler
27 Aug 2019, 12:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16135

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

The Raleigh girl's name is Mabel. Seriously, I've got a copy of the first one, downloaded it somewhere years ago and it's captioned 'Mabel'. :D That's a good post kyle - I tried to find "Raleigh Girl - Mabel" but the search-engine couldn't find anything. One of the (so called associated) ...
by kylecycler
26 Aug 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16135

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

The Raleigh girl's name is Mabel. Seriously, I've got a copy of the first one, downloaded it somewhere years ago and it's captioned 'Mabel'. :D
by kylecycler
26 Aug 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 536
Views: 16135

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Sweep wrote:That parabike was of course given a fashion makeover by the italians - can't remember the italian company.

Trussardi. Very swanky.

trussardi.jpg

This is a modern appreciation of the parabike by the British artist Mark Jones:

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