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

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

Postby Brucey » 30 Aug 2019, 8:22pm

said to be an Indian market enamel sign. I don't recognise the language though.

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

Postby Brucey » 30 Aug 2019, 11:02pm

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

Postby Brucey » 31 Aug 2019, 9:20am

the company that later became sturmey archer started out making a two-speed gear. For many years SA retained a two-speed gear in their product line-up. This particular model was sensibly arranged so that it was two-speed fixed (or freewheel), with a slight reduction from direct in first gear. This allowed hills and headwinds to be tackled whilst leaving the really efficient direct drive gear for easier going.

I think such a device could sell well today; 'gear down' 2s hubs used to be available but the recent SA and now-discontinued SRAM two-speed offerings have both been configured to 'gear up; rather than 'gear down', so they leave you in an inefficient gear most of the time and use the direct ratio for climbing. To the manufacturers this presumably broadens the hub's appeal, more easily allowing installation in small wheelers. To everyone else it seems slightly baffling.

'Knee length stockings' were at one time de rigeur for gentlemen when wearing shorts (as well as school uniforms). My local golf club has only recently rescinded this as a men's dress rule (the ladies had been allowed shorter socks for years BTW).

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

Postby reohn2 » 31 Aug 2019, 9:54am

Brucey
I think youre right about a two speed direct drive with a step down,equal say to a 14 or more tooth difference ala Alpine double,or even two options the other being a closer say 10tooth difference ,but with a 8,9,10sp cassette freebub attached.
Such a hub if it were robust and reliable enough and well sealed,could sell well for both touring and MTB applications,giving the choice of high and low ranges via different chainring sizes.
It would need to be able to be operated with Shimano MTB and road STI's to sell well,and would certainly beat the present manufacturer driven fashion for 1x11,12,13sp systems for range and with a closer ratio cassette of choice.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 31 Aug 2019, 12:33pm

from 1948. Specification includes 531 tubed frame and stainless steel spokes. Other Raleigh industries models were (I think) available with Dunlop stainless steel wheel rims or aluminium ones. As was the fashion at the time they used the 26 x 1-1/4" wheel size (597mm rim diameter) on sporting models.

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from much earlier (1920s is suggested by 'chain driven motorcycles')

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

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

Postby bagpussctc » 2 Sep 2019, 8:43am

Over loaded . These guys may have gone on to invent the triple bicycle . I maybe stretching thing here...

ImageATALA by jim goodyear, on Flickr

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

Postby JohnW » 2 Sep 2019, 9:00am

Brucey wrote:Image

Aye-up Brucey - that's not Hercules! But Oh those "come-into-the-bike shed" eyes.........................

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

Postby JohnW » 2 Sep 2019, 9:05am

bagpussctc wrote:Over loaded . These guys may have gone on to invent the triple bicycle . I maybe stretching thing here...

ImageATALA by jim goodyear, on Flickr

Put anyone off cycling for life..................... :cry: :twisted: :shock:
Reminds me of the chamber of horrors at the Madam Tussaud's in Blackpool in the 1950s.

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

Postby Mick F » 2 Sep 2019, 10:02am

JohnW wrote:
Brucey wrote:Image

Aye-up Brucey - that's not Hercules! But Oh those "come-into-the-bike shed" eyes.........................
Rather unsuitable knickers for cycling in though. :shock:
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby JohnW » 2 Sep 2019, 10:16am

Mick F wrote:
JohnW wrote:
Brucey wrote:Image

Aye-up Brucey - that's not Hercules! But Oh those "come-into-the-bike shed" eyes.........................
Rather unsuitable knickers for cycling in though. :shock:

Let me explain - the advert is for the bikes Mick - just look at the bike - you're supposed to buy the bike - it's not a clothing advert - don't buy the clothes - have I made that clear? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby JohnW » 2 Sep 2019, 10:20am

Brucey wrote:the company that later became sturmey archer started out making a two-speed gear. For many years SA retained a two-speed gear in their product line-up. This particular model was sensibly arranged so that it was two-speed fixed (or freewheel), with a slight reduction from direct in first gear. This allowed hills and headwinds to be tackled whilst leaving the really efficient direct drive gear for easier going.

I think such a device could sell well today; 'gear down' 2s hubs used to be available but the recent SA and now-discontinued SRAM two-speed offerings have both been configured to 'gear up; rather than 'gear down', so they leave you in an inefficient gear most of the time and use the direct ratio for climbing. To the manufacturers this presumably broadens the hub's appeal, more easily allowing installation in small wheelers. To everyone else it seems slightly baffling.

'Knee length stockings' were at one time de rigeur for gentlemen when wearing shorts (as well as school uniforms). My local golf club has only recently rescinded this as a men's dress rule (the ladies had been allowed shorter socks for years BTW).

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...................dunno about that Brucey - the lads at my school wore long socks :roll: :roll: - the senior girls at our 'sister school' wore stockings :D :D !

The chap on the fence, with his coiffured hair and dainty dancing shoes doesn't look much like a cyclist anyway..........................more of a golfer? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Postby Mick F » 2 Sep 2019, 11:41am

Shorts, shoes, long socks ...........

Tropical uniform in the RN for junior ratings .......... or was when I was in.

No 10 uniform was white front, white shorts, black long socks and black shoes.
No 10a uniform was blue working shirt, navy blue shorts, black long socks and black shoes.
No 10a Relaxed was blue working shirt, navy blue shorts and sandals - no socks.
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby JohnW » 2 Sep 2019, 8:46pm

Mick F wrote:Shorts, shoes, long socks ...........

Tropical uniform in the RN for junior ratings .......... or was when I was in.

No 10 uniform was white front, white shorts, black long socks and black shoes.
No 10a uniform was blue working shirt, navy blue shorts, black long socks and black shoes.
No 10a Relaxed was blue working shirt, navy blue shorts and sandals - no socks.


There you are you see - no stockings..................... 8) 8) .

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

Postby Brucey » 2 Sep 2019, 8:51pm

for some reason they are often known as 'knee-length stockings' in golfing circles.

For example this is a shop that sells golf socks and nothing else (it is in the name)

https://matchplaygolfsocks.co.uk/shop/viewcategory.php?groupid=62

but it has a separate listing for 'knee length stockings'.

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