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by RubaDub
20 Aug 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 473
Views: 13430

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

http://www.choppertrader.com/new_pa15.jpg 'Interesting design features' included a handlebar clamp that was incapable of holding the handlebars securely. Even a nine-year old could move the handlebars in the clamp quite easily, and this would happen under heavy braking. The revised chopper had the ...
by RubaDub
18 Aug 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Date This Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 845

Re: Date This Photo

It strikes me as Edwardian, pre WW1, so 1910 would be as good a guess as any. But that is based mostly on dress, and did dress change much between 1910 and 1920 in rural Ireland? I would expect not. It could be impossible to date. Even the bikes might be a few years old. Well I don't think we are l...
by RubaDub
17 Aug 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Date This Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 845

Re: Date This Photo

peetee wrote:14th March.
:wink:


Or 1st. April?

Seriously though, what makes me think it's earlier is the shirt collars and the hats. The high collars were still around in the '20s but in group photos you don't see so many as in earlier photos. Also hats tended to be caps or softer trilby type in 1920s photos.
by RubaDub
17 Aug 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Date This Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 845

Re: Date This Photo

the bikes have pneumatic tyres and otherwise look to be post ~1894 models. However the bikes are most likely primarily intended for racing on the cinder track, so whilst 'road' fashions evolved over subsequent years, racing bikes didn't change in the same way, so if the bikes were meant for racing ...
by RubaDub
17 Aug 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Date This Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 845

Date This Photo

Can anyone suggest a rough date for when this photo was taken?

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by RubaDub
15 Aug 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 473
Views: 13430

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

The Irish Cyclist December 1903 and a not so subtle appeal to nationalist sentiment.
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by RubaDub
15 Aug 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 473
Views: 13430

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

This thread is for folk to post vintage cycle ads which they find interesting; here's a few to get you going https://i.pinimg.com/736x/fe/14/ac/fe14ac70b246174c996890ce8fd2098f--vintage-ads-vintage-bicycles.jpg cheers You weren't asking for favourites Brucey - but this has to be mine - Quiet Englis...
by RubaDub
15 Aug 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 473
Views: 13430

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

A couple of Irish interest. The Pierces advert is from the Irish Cyclist magazine 23rd November 1904 and the Rudge one is on the cover of a later edition.
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by RubaDub
15 Aug 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 473
Views: 13430

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

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This calendar was issued by Raleigh in 1987 to mark their centenary and has images of their advertising throughout the first 100 years.
Here's the first page, January & February:

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by RubaDub
8 Jul 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Re: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.

Are there any links to these books on Kindle? Can't find them at the moment Try Amazon UK, select Kindle books and search Bernard Newman. You will get lots of his spy and detective novels. There are only two of his bicycle travel books currently on Kindle. Pedalling Poland (pre-WWII) https://www.am...