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by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 12:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

http://wielerjargon.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Raleigh_02.jpg http://wielerjargon.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Raleigh_01.jpg These are great! At first I thought they might be recent posters purely for the Eastern markets. But then I googled them. USA apparently ... https://blog.ohhdeer.com/hom...
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

...............The video at that point describes how Raleigh made innovations in the production of its bikes, one of which was to fabricate bottom brackets from pressed steel, instead of the usual cast iron. Incidentally if you have access to BBC iPlayer I think the programme may still be on there....
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

Mike Sales wrote:
JohnW wrote:


Would Sir Walter Raleigh have approved of an outlaw like Robin Hood? - he'd soon have seen him off.


I suppose Raleigh kept his piracy for abroad, but he made a lot more dosh stealing than Robin Hood.[/quote]

Shades of Trump then - don't tell me Trump is descended from Raleigh?
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

Brucey wrote:Image



Would Sir Walter Raleigh have approved of an outlaw like Robin Hood? - he'd soon have seen him off.
by JohnW
29 Aug 2019, 10:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

Noting the Raleigh "All Steel" strapline, I have to ask - what other material were bikes made of at that time? (Excepting the obvious - e.g. tyres, saddles, brakeblocks et al ). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPa-oie8xYg Watch from 6 mins 15 secs in. Thanks slowster - but neither I nor m...
by JohnW
28 Aug 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

Noting the Raleigh "All Steel" strapline, I have to ask - what other material were bikes made of at that time?
(Excepting the obvious - e.g. tyres, saddles, brakeblocks et al).
by JohnW
28 Aug 2019, 1:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Covering black crank marks
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Covering black crank marks

Just ride it - you'll soon stop noticing it. If you paint it, you'll soon rub the paint off. Just enjoy riding it.
by JohnW
27 Aug 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

............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) sites that came up was a dating site with single girls called Mabel. And no - I didn't click on it :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :...
by JohnW
26 Aug 2019, 11:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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 JohnW
26 Aug 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

................ https://i.pinimg.com/736x/fe/14/ac/fe14ac70b246174c996890ce8fd2098f--vintage-ads-vintage-bicycles.jpg cheers ................this is the previous one RubaDub - the one I'm referring to. I wonder whether the artist was commissioned to paint a number of scenes for Raleigh to archive ...
by JohnW
26 Aug 2019, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

trickiest sky-writing ever https://i.pinimg.com/originals/37/91/e5/3791e5bbc055a6c64c3d5bc1a2320c34.jpg RubaDub - Compare the girl, the hat, the jacket, the bike except for the strange artistry around the front brake, even down to the gloves, with the view we've discussed, ostensibly from the Dutch...
by JohnW
26 Aug 2019, 10:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

Mm That is odd. Maybe even a bit spooky. The norm in ads of a certain age is to have two women looking admiringly at a single man who has been wise/refined enough to buy a particular product. Edit Agh, just seen the second ad in that post. That's the norm. Nah - they're laughing at his tie. :lol: :...
by JohnW
25 Aug 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

bagpussctc wrote:During my audax days, there was a chap who often had a pipe on the go as he rode along . He was an amazing chap and rider.
Trying to remember his name?

Yeah - but did his pipe ever dropout? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by JohnW
25 Aug 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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

Elswick Hopper at a price . https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615763027_038889a58f_z.jpg 1937_Elswick_Hopper_44 by rebalrid , on Flickr Another British brand consigned to the pages of history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elswick_Hopper ......does anyone remember? - did anyone see it happen? - ...
by JohnW
25 Aug 2019, 6:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 550
Views: 17381

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...