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

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

Postby Brucey » 8 Aug 2019, 11:45pm

the interweb is now littered with reproductions of vintage bicycle adverts. Back when I was a student I bought (in 'Athena' I think) a couple of posters which folk might have seen; a very Victorian looking Howe bicycle/tricycle advertisement and one (in a charming art nouveau style) for American Crescent bicycles. I would have bought more at the time but they were difficult to get hold of. Now there is a huge choice.

This thread is for folk to post vintage cycle ads which they find interesting; here's a few to get you going

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

Postby Brucey » 8 Aug 2019, 11:49pm

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from the 1930s, featuring the then new SA dynohub I think.
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Postby Brucey » 8 Aug 2019, 11:52pm

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Postby Brucey » 8 Aug 2019, 11:57pm

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Postby Brucey » 8 Aug 2019, 11:59pm

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Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 12:07am

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paperboy style handlebars came as standard.... who knew…?
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 12:09am

I had the Athena poster of this one

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 12:11am

nothing to do with Hitchcock

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 12:15am

ever wondered what a 'high achievement bike with wide stance handlebars and 3D chainguard' looks like? Wonder no longer.

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 12:18am

robots use centre pulls, obvs...

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

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 9 Aug 2019, 12:47am

Hi,
Very sexy, what was it that attracted you to collecting such artwork :mrgreen:
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby drossall » 9 Aug 2019, 2:45am

Brucey wrote:Back when I was a student I bought (in 'Athena' I think) a couple of posters which folk might have seen; a very Victorian looking Howe bicycle/tricycle advertisement and one (in a charming art deco style) for American Crescent bicycles.

I bought those two as well, block-mounted, as a student around 1979. I continued to display them at home for decades.

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 6:54am

the other one I had as an Athena poster; you can even get this one as (amongst other things) a postcard, a serving tray and 1000 piece jigsaw now

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 7:04am

best remembered now not for bicycles that appeal to dogs and lissom lasses in bias-cut fashion wear, but for a cunning scheme that locates the rear axle in motor cars

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

Postby Patrickpioneer » 9 Aug 2019, 7:10am

Keep them coming Bruce, I think my favorite poster is this one
yes you can outrun a Lion on a heavy all steel bike!
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