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

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

Postby Brucey » 6 Dec 2019, 9:33pm

Jessie Bartlett Davies (1860-1905) was an operatic singer, actress and Broadway star. Endorsing bikes was presumably a lucrative sideline.

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

Postby drossall » 6 Dec 2019, 9:44pm

Brucey wrote:in the early days of popular cycling, 'riding schools' were required

As a Christmas present last year, I got a reprint of a book from those days. They used to teach tricks and stunts that we would think quite extreme!

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

Postby Brucey » 7 Dec 2019, 10:53am

I wonder, do kids still dream of a bike for Christmas? Or do they dream of the latest electronic gadget instead?

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