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

Posted: 8 Aug 2019, 11:45pm
by Brucey
the interweb is now littered with reproductions of vintage bicycle adverts. Back when I was a student I bought (in 'Athena' I think) a couple of posters which folk might have seen; a very Victorian looking Howe bicycle/tricycle advertisement and one (in a charming art nouveau style) for American Crescent bicycles. I would have bought more at the time but they were difficult to get hold of. Now there is a huge choice.

This thread is for folk to post vintage cycle ads which they find interesting; here's a few to get you going

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cheers

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

Posted: 8 Aug 2019, 11:49pm
by Brucey
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from the 1930s, featuring the then new SA dynohub I think.

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Posted: 8 Aug 2019, 11:52pm
by Brucey
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Posted: 8 Aug 2019, 11:57pm
by Brucey
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Posted: 8 Aug 2019, 11:59pm
by Brucey
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Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 12:07am
by Brucey
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paperboy style handlebars came as standard.... who knew…?

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 12:09am
by Brucey
I had the Athena poster of this one

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 12:11am
by Brucey
nothing to do with Hitchcock

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 12:15am
by Brucey
ever wondered what a 'high achievement bike with wide stance handlebars and 3D chainguard' looks like? Wonder no longer.

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 12:18am
by Brucey
robots use centre pulls, obvs...

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 12:47am
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Very sexy, what was it that attracted you to collecting such artwork :mrgreen:

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 2:45am
by drossall
Brucey wrote:Back when I was a student I bought (in 'Athena' I think) a couple of posters which folk might have seen; a very Victorian looking Howe bicycle/tricycle advertisement and one (in a charming art deco style) for American Crescent bicycles.

I bought those two as well, block-mounted, as a student around 1979. I continued to display them at home for decades.

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 6:54am
by Brucey
the other one I had as an Athena poster; you can even get this one as (amongst other things) a postcard, a serving tray and 1000 piece jigsaw now

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 7:04am
by Brucey
best remembered now not for bicycles that appeal to dogs and lissom lasses in bias-cut fashion wear, but for a cunning scheme that locates the rear axle in motor cars

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

Posted: 9 Aug 2019, 7:10am
by Patrickpioneer
Keep them coming Bruce, I think my favorite poster is this one
yes you can outrun a Lion on a heavy all steel bike!