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

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

Postby reohn2 » 18 Aug 2019, 12:06am

Mike_Ayling wrote:What a great thread!

Mike


A definite +1 from me :)
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 18 Aug 2019, 1:46am

unrelated to the tubing manufacturer, R.E.W. Reynolds was founded in 1921 and sold steel frames for some years. The company still exists and makes cycle shoes.

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

Postby bagpussctc » 18 Aug 2019, 8:25am

Coventry Eagle ,sticking its neck out
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Then they had an elephant.
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Williams cranked things along.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby bagpussctc » 18 Aug 2019, 9:18am

Meanwhile at the race support car.....

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

Postby RubaDub » 18 Aug 2019, 10:12am

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

Postby bagpussctc » 18 Aug 2019, 11:35am

Not sure if who ever thought this up was into DIY . Not to be tired at home!
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby JohnW » 18 Aug 2019, 11:40am

gazza_d wrote:Since I'm a fan of small wheeled bikes with suspension, I'll add this
moulton-ad1.jpeg

I'm not too sure about the headline on this................!

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

Postby Brucey » 18 Aug 2019, 12:26pm

JohnW wrote:
gazza_d wrote:Since I'm a fan of small wheeled bikes with suspension, I'll add this
moulton-ad1.jpeg

I'm not too sure about the headline on this................!

I wondered about that too...
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 18 Aug 2019, 12:29pm

Newish for this time was the horizontal (rather than upsloping) top tube; this allowed a lower riding position for racing. Check out the size of that gear! The chainring is enormous and the sprocket is tiny; its got to be about 100" or more...

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

Postby Brucey » 18 Aug 2019, 12:38pm

Alcyon (~ Halcyon) lasted until about 1954. The slogan at the bottom (I think) means 'criss-crosses the world' more or less.

Presumably using one of their bikes 'gives you wings'.

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

Postby Brucey » 18 Aug 2019, 1:07pm

Emile Friol was world sprint champion in 1907 (using a Peugeot) and in 1910 he was both French and World champion. E Georget was French road champion in 1910, so this ad must date from 1910-1911. Friol reputedly had an amazing turn of speed, even by modern standards, I think using smaller gears than his contemporaries, hence I assume his nickname 'le petit braquet'. Both were born in 1881; Georget lived to a ripe old age and passed away in 1960. Friol was however part of the 'lost generation' and died in 1916.

Emile Georget has a Wikipedia page. Friol has a good write up (in French) herehttp://lepetitbraquet.fr/chron72_friol-emile.html

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

Postby Brucey » 18 Aug 2019, 3:12pm

"La Société Parisienne de constructions Velo" was founded in 1876 and in 1891 was listed in a trade directory as 'France's oldest cycle manufacturer'; older makers such as Michaux having gone to the wall some twenty years earlier. Soc Parisienne may have been amongst the first to offer bicycles on the Avenue de la Grande Armee, and thereafter it may have become a 'cluster' of bicycle manufacturers. They lasted until 1903, having diversified into voiturettes/motor cars which were sold under many brand names.

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

Postby fausto copy » 18 Aug 2019, 3:14pm

Brucey wrote:Newish for this time was the horizontal (rather than upsloping) top tube; this allowed a lower riding position for racing. Check out the size of that gear! The chainring is enormous and the sprocket is tiny; its got to be about 100" or more...

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Yes, but look how flat it was around there. :D

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

Postby geocycle » 18 Aug 2019, 3:24pm

fausto copy wrote:
Brucey wrote:Newish for this time was the horizontal (rather than upsloping) top tube; this allowed a lower riding position for racing. Check out the size of that gear! The chainring is enormous and the sprocket is tiny; its got to be about 100" or more...

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Yes, but look how flat it was around there. :D


She’d struggle to ride it in that frock!

Brucey, is the Reynolds of Northampton above anything to do with Reynolds tubes?

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

Postby Brucey » 18 Aug 2019, 3:58pm

geocycle wrote:
Brucey, is the Reynolds of Northampton above anything to do with Reynolds tubes?


No, as I mentioned previously it is unrelated to the tubing manufacturer.

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