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by RubaDub
15 Aug 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 584
Views: 22500

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: 584
Views: 22500

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: 584
Views: 22500

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: 584
Views: 22500

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: 2199

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...
by RubaDub
8 Jul 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.

Newman was a very interesting character. During the War he cycled all over the UK giving public lectures for the Ministry of Information. Some of these attracted audiences of up to 2000- such was the interest in those days in current affairs. He says in his memoir 'Speaking from Memory' that he mos...
by RubaDub
27 Apr 2019, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 368
Views: 23834

Re: Trains...why?

Why?

Because I don't like driving and living in Ireland they are free for people of my age. I've brought my bike on a train many times and met interesting people. I also live close to a station and can avoid peak times.
by RubaDub
24 Apr 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Bernard Newman cycle author, spy, etc.

Hello, Bernard Newman's grandson here, son of middle daughter Hilary Thanks Simon for the link and the explanation regarding the Kindle process. Sorry to hear that his cycle travel books, other than 'Pedalling Poland' and 'Lazy Meuse', won't be E-published in the near future. Obviously this is a co...
by RubaDub
17 Apr 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

Recommend you join the Veteran-Cycle Club. Full details online. Their two publications are highly recommended. News and Views newsletter covers current events while The Boneshaker journal covers the history of the cycle and cycling. These are outstanding publications. For an overseas (Europe) membe...
by RubaDub
1 Apr 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

What era of 'early cycling' is of interest: 1860s-1880s - Ordinary/Penny Farthing 1880s-1920 - Safety bicycle/diamond frame 1920s onwards - beginning of the 'lightweight' bicycle trend unless you are more interested in journals and stories of cycling exploits, more so than a specific period... 1860...
by RubaDub
1 Apr 2019, 12:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

Join the Veteran Cycle Club http://www.v-cc.org.uk/ I've given them quite a number of scans of items in my collection that now are in their online library and have considered joining in the past but never made the leap. I might join for a year and see after that whether I want to continue. Unfortun...
by RubaDub
31 Mar 2019, 11:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

kylecycler wrote:
Here's another one for your files -


Thanks for that. Yes I can read it perfectly and have saved it to my files. Yes Mecredy was considered the father of both Irish cycling and Irish motoring.
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by RubaDub
31 Mar 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

Thanks for the links. I knew the first one but not the second.

Lots of blogs around but was really looking for a forum.
by RubaDub
31 Mar 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

What did you wish to dicuss? I collect early cycling material, cycling maps, guide books, photographs, etc. and have an interest in the early development (late 19th & early 20th centuries) of cycling for transport and leisure. Being from Ireland I'm particularly interested in how it relates to ...
by RubaDub
31 Mar 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1997

Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

I'm new to this forum and have been searching for threads that discus my interest which is early cycling history. So far I've been drawing a blank.

Can anyone direct me to a particular thread or forum section?