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

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

Postby Brucey » 26 Aug 2019, 11:30am

it is not known whether you did or didn't get wafers with it

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

Postby drossall » 26 Aug 2019, 11:55am

Audax67 wrote:I've had this one on my office wall for a few years now:

Still trying to work out which handle works the stirrup-pump and which one turns on the gas.


Snap! Brucey mentioned that Howes one in his OP, and pasted an image of it later on page 1. However, I'll never be able to look at my copy of it the same way, after your comment :lol:

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

Postby kylecycler » 26 Aug 2019, 1:14pm

Sweep wrote:That parabike was of course given a fashion makeover by the italians - can't remember the italian company.

Trussardi. Very swanky.

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This is a modern appreciation of the parabike by the British artist Mark Jones:

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

Postby Brucey » 26 Aug 2019, 1:33pm

trickiest sky-writing ever

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

Postby JohnW » 26 Aug 2019, 2:11pm

Brucey wrote:trickiest sky-writing ever

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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 Raleigh catalogue, and aren't they the same - only the pose and location different?

I'd guess (but not with any real knowledge) that the airplane is later than 1922 though.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby JohnW » 26 Aug 2019, 2:16pm

Brucey wrote:................Image

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 and use later, and he used the same model from them all?

Maybe your contact has more interesting info for us?

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Postby Brucey » 26 Aug 2019, 2:53pm

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

Postby kylecycler » 26 Aug 2019, 3:06pm

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

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

Postby Brucey » 26 Aug 2019, 3:19pm

have we had this one already? -I'm beginning to lose track.... :oops:

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

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

Postby JohnW » 26 Aug 2019, 11:22pm

kylecycler wrote: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) 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:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby kylecycler » 27 Aug 2019, 12:35am

JohnW wrote:
kylecycler wrote: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) 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:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I thought they were all (blonde and) called Olga! :lol:

Mabel was still a popular girl's name in the UK in the 1920s (and very possibly in Holland, who knows?).

As for the monoplane in the illustration, maybe a Fokker (Fokker being Dutch), or maybe not - it's very distinctive - perhaps aviation enthusiasts might know?

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

Postby Brucey » 27 Aug 2019, 8:06am

more lady in red. Was she the one in the song, too...?

[flippant question BTW...]

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no wonky front brake in this version

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last seen on a low-flying motorcycle

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no relation

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

Postby Brucey » 27 Aug 2019, 8:14am

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'frictionless' is stretching a point

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insert your own joke here; (its just too easy, like shooting fish in a barrel)

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the photo above is, I think, advertising a Pye Unicam radio; the chopper is there to lend an aura of modernity to the radio...
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Oldjohnw » 27 Aug 2019, 9:33am

This thread - which is absolutely brilliant - demonstrates (imv) just how nostalgic cyclists are. For all the vast array of modern cycling technology available, there appears to be a remarkable hankering for the past.

Simpler, gentler times? If you had the means, that is, then and now.
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