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

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 7:18am

they thought it was such a good idea that they used it again, some years later, and there was also a twist

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 7:23am

Poetry in motion is a rare slant, but the product itself included 'aero special' models which is a familiar concept today.

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

Postby Spinners » 9 Aug 2019, 7:27am

Brucey wrote:they thought it was such a good idea that they used it again, some years later, and there was also a twist



LOL. A good start to the day.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 7:31am

the shortcomings of chains were apparent long ago, but any fool could see that shaft drive was inflexible, expensive, heavy and inefficient, so the ad-man's blandishments didn't work 120 years ago, either

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Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 7:36am

disc brakes, "new for '72" it says. Just as good an idea then as now?

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 7:44am

in a style that seems reminiscent of pre-war more than post war

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 7:50am

no bonnet, unconventional dress sense and a dangerous amount of lower leg exposed; the trendsetting girl of her time likes Rudge bicycles

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 7:54am

Dresden; known for its fine china and, er, its bicycles that come apart in your hands....?

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

Postby reohn2 » 9 Aug 2019, 7:55am

Sex sells and the French really knew how to sell :wink:
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Spinners » 9 Aug 2019, 7:57am

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One that adorned my office wall for quite a few years.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 8:00am

" the opening relieves all injurious pressure". Until a splinter, uh, pierces your bubble, presumably

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 8:05am

I shudder to think what 'elastic gores' might even be. Arguably women first needed liberation from contemporary fashions...

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

Postby Brucey » 9 Aug 2019, 8:13am

yes, you can be like Bazooka Joe on a flying bomb. Having hooked you with the image, the spiel reels you in by appealing to that basest of all emotions, one upmanship. The ad pushes 'more is more' but the reality is of course a 45lb clunker where, if you want to ride it, 'more is less'...

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

Postby francovendee » 9 Aug 2019, 8:24am

Some really nice posters. I wonder if it's possible to get a modern print of some of the older Raleigh ones?. I expect you can find an original at a big price but I just want one for my workshop wall.

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

Postby gaz » 9 Aug 2019, 8:28am

Brucey wrote:Dresden; known for its fine china and, er, its bicycles that come apart in your hands....?

Early example of Rinko :wink: .
Missing, presumed fed.