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

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

Postby Brucey » 19 Sep 2019, 11:08pm

the bicycle of the future. Well, it still might be, the future is never with us...?

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

Postby Brucey » 19 Sep 2019, 11:17pm

not sure whether the 22 gauge is 22 SWG or 22 AWG; either way that is some thin-walled tubing; it would have been a pretty lively ride. 28mm tyres are fitted, much as road riders might gravitate to that size these days. However I have a feeling that the UCI would have something to say about the forward saddle position....

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

Postby WrightsW5 » 19 Sep 2019, 11:49pm

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

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2019, 9:33am

Red rear wheel reflector is an oddity. The Schwinn rack looks like a version of the Pletscher carrier, but of a type that I have not seen before. The saddlebag accessory is denim, very seventies!

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

Postby reohn2 » 20 Sep 2019, 9:38am

Brucey wrote:the bicycle of the future. Well, it still might be, the future is never with us...?

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I'm trying to figure out :? What the ickle wheel at the rear actually does :?
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2019, 9:39am

just what you need when you are sat over the rear wheel; a springer front fork. The sheer weight of it might be enough to keep the front wheel down...

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

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2019, 9:44am

reohn2 wrote:
Brucey wrote:the bicycle of the future. Well, it still might be, the future is never with us...?

I'm trying to figure out :? What the ickle wheel at the rear actually does :?


er, stops you from turning in very tight circles?

I suspect that part of the rationale behind the design is that on an ordinary, the spine of the frame provides some suspension. The saddle on the Rex is mounted in a similar way....?
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby reohn2 » 20 Sep 2019, 9:50am

Brucey wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Brucey wrote:the bicycle of the future. Well, it still might be, the future is never with us...?

I'm trying to figure out :? What the ickle wheel at the rear actually does :?


er, stops you from turning in very tight circles?

I suspect that part of the rationale behind the design is that on an ordinary, the spine of the frame provides some suspension. The saddle on the Rex is mounted in a similar way....?

The whole design is a bonkers sales gimmick AFAICS :?
But then there's a lot of it about :wink:
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2019, 9:53am

A close inspection of the bike dates this advertisement accurately because of the C-record groupset with delta brakes and non-aero levers. But there is no need for that really; a glance at the hairstyle gives the game away just as well, it was fashionable for all of five minutes, that.... (*)

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(*) in case you are wondering, remember the band A-ha, circa 1985/1986, anyone...?
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Postby Sid Aluminium » 20 Sep 2019, 3:37pm

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The special red+white+blue paint scheme was used for the just 1976 model year, and bikes with this paint scheme go for more on the classic/vintage market. They were celebrating, I dunno, something that happened 200 years before.

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

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2019, 4:52pm

that's interesting, I didn't know that. The chances of me wanting to buy any Schwinn from that era are very slight though!

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

Postby scottg » 20 Sep 2019, 6:49pm

Sid Aluminium wrote:[snip]market. They were celebrating, I dunno, something that happened 200 years before.


"The late unpleasantness", which occurred some years before "The War of Northern Aggression".

Robbialac , Rider being arrested because his bike looks too new, thanks to Robbialac!

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

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2019, 10:22pm

completely baffled by this one....

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

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2019, 10:24pm

another one from that street in Paris where all the bike shops were

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

Postby Brucey » 20 Sep 2019, 10:26pm

"the bike that's built like a car"

-not a line of talk you are likely to hear these days...

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