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Vintage Bicycles

 
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Bayliss Thomas & Co. Coventry 'Excelsior'

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Bayliss Thomas & Co. 'Excelsior'
 
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Side view
 
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'Excelsior' with V-shaped wheel rims
 
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Spoke engineering
 
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One-to-one gearing
 
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Crank mechanism
 
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Stand in normal mode
 
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Stand used to invert bike
 
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Stand used for bike repairs
 
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'Excelsior' branding
 
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Saddle
 
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Mounting pegs and rudimentary brake mechanism
 
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Mounting pegs and rudimentary brake mechanism
 
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Pedals, spokes and hub
 
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Red Universal CMC 'Club' circa. 1886

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Was a training bike for a racing cyclist
 
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Also recent World Champion's winning mount
 
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Blade forks and brake mechanism
 
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Pedals, cranks, hubs and spokes
 
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Brake lever and sprung saddle
 
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View showing height
 
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Black CMC circa. 1886

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Brake mechanism
 
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CMC - Coventry Machine Company
 
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CMC
 
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Hub, cranks and pedals
 
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Hub, cranks and pedals
 
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Saddle linkages
 
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Spoking
 
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Rear wheel and mounting peg
 
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Saddle and steering proximity
 
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Saddle and steering proximity
 
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Two CMC models
 
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Adjustable crank lengths
 
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Rear wheel with spokes set into hub flange
 
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Fine engineering with twisted saddle springs
 
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CMC
 
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CMC
 
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St. George's Engineering Company 'New Rapid' circa. 1887

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'New Rapid'
 
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'New Rapid'
 
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Mounting peg
 
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'New Rapid'
 
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'New Rapid'
 
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'New Rapid'
 
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'New Rapid'
 
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Crank assembly
 
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Full-height view
 
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View from beneath
 
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Brown St. George's Engineering Company 'New Rapid' circa. 1888

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Two bicycles
 
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Pedals and spoking
 
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Full-height view
 
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Spoking pattern showing tying and soldering
 
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Fork-end configuration
 
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Rider's controls
 
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Saddle, springs and bars
 
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Black Humber Solid-Tyred Dwarf Safety Bicycle circa. 1889

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Early Humber with equal wheel sizes
 
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Large pitch chain
 
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Fixed gearing (no freewheeling)
 
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Brakes and 'cruising pegs'
 
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Solid tyres, pre-pneumatic
 
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Saddle softens harsh ride
 
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Leather tool bag
 
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Saddle and bars
 
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Thanet Safety Bicycle circa. 1893 with geared front driver

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Thanet Safety Bicycle
 
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Thanet Safety Bicycle
 
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Radially-spoked front wheel
 
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Mounting peg
 
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Leather seat
 
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Hand-made rivetted saddle
 
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Brake mechanism
 
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Leather shoe on rod-activated brake
 
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'Crypto' gear hub
 
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'Crypto' gear hub
 
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'Crypto' gear hub
 
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'The Thanet' insignia
 
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Early Green 'Pneumatic' circa. 1895 with Pattisson 'Hygienic' Saddle

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Side view
 
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Side view
 
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Single-speed fixed gear
 
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Pneumatic tyre
 
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Brake lever and seat detail
 
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Embossed leatherwork
 
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Split design similar to modern saddles
 
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Black 'Royal Rover' circa. 1910

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Side view
 
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Laid-back frame geometry
 
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Frame showing dress guard
 
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Rod brake mechanism
 
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Wide pneumatic road tyres
 
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Traditional construction materials
 
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Frame welds
 
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Headset, light bracket and brake rods
 
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Headset, light bracket and brake rods
 
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Rover head badge and brake rods
 
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Rover head badge and brake rods
 
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28" Pneumatic Bicycle with Top Tube Mounted Gear Changer

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Pneumatic bicycle
 
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Pneumatic bicycle
 
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Belgian Ladies' Shaft-Driven 'FN' circa. 1930

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Note absence of chainset, rear cogs and chain
 
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Shaft-Driven 'FN'
 
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Shaft-Driven 'FN'
 
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Rod brake mechanism
 
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Perished Brooks leather saddle
 
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Shaft-Driven 'FN'
 
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Mounting, Dismounting and Riding

Mounting: View 1
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Stationary, straddling bicycle with foot on peg
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Push off and stand up
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Awareness of hazardous other road users
 
Mounting: View 2
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Stationary, straddling bicycle with foot on peg
 
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Push off
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Stand up on peg
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Throw leg over saddle
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Locate feet on pedals
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Traditional cycling apparel - wool
 
Mounting: View 3
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Stationary, straddling bicycle with foot on peg
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Push off, and stand on peg
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Saddle bag pads 'spine' when mounting
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Pedalling away
 
Dismounting
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Move foot from pedal to mounting peg
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Transfer weight to peg
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Use non-standing foot as brake
 

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