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by RubaDub
14 Nov 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18183

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

Bobbin wrote:That would have been about £72 going by the P.G.Wodehouse exchange rate ! :D


Shouldn't that be in Reichsmarks?
by RubaDub
4 Oct 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3459

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

The Isle of Dogs?
by RubaDub
4 Oct 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18183

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

Raleigh 'special edition' police bike ad from 1933. Thanks for that ad. The ad is from the Garda Review and the bikes were probably assembled in Dublin from imported parts to minimise the heavy duty on manufactured goods coming into what was then the Irish Free State following the Eire government's...
by RubaDub
4 Oct 2019, 10:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18183

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

kylecycler wrote:
Do I get a prize or sumpin? 8)


Your inquiry about a prize will be dealt with in due course.

Meanwhile here's another.

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by RubaDub
3 Oct 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18183

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

Not an advert or a reference to anything impending.

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by RubaDub
20 Aug 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18183

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: 898

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: 898

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: 898

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: 898

Date This Photo

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

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