Classic & Vintage - bicycle museums
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05-08-03, 12:09 PM
Ive stumbled across a few bike museums, but I can't always recall where they are.
There is a great one in Lincoln (Lincolnshire, UK), with lots of early Brit bikes.
In S.W France there is one attached to a chapel dedicated to cycling.
see http://home-1.tiscali.nl/~edwinsel/misc_religie.htm for location.
Any other hidden gems?
05-08-03, 12:14 PM
Go to this page (http://www.geocities.com/brantclements/links.htm) and scroll down to the section "Museums, Antiques, History" I've got a few good links there.
The French chapel you mention is probably at Ghisallo. The Madonna of Ghisallo is the patron saint of cyclists.
EditL *OOPS! I'm a chowderhead. Ghisallo is in Italy!*
05-09-03, 11:40 AM
New Bremen, Ohio: www.bicyclemuseum.com
http://www.carillonpark.org (nothing on the site, but they just recently opened their building full of rare and exotic dayton made bicycles including tow of the last remaining Van Cleves hand built by the Wright Bros.)
and while this is not a museum (http://www.daytoncyclingclub.org/wright_flight.htm) its going to tour all of the Wright Bros-related cycling and avation related historical sites (including museums) in the area before departing for Kitty Hawk Nc.
05-15-03, 12:26 PM
When in the west country don't forget the British Cycling Museum.
05-15-03, 04:00 PM
West country??? OH! You mean Indiana!
05-15-03, 05:28 PM
There is a small bicycle museum in Canberra, (http://canberrabicyclemuseum.info/) Australia.
07-21-03, 08:50 PM
I was trying to find a French song and I stumbled upon this Bicycle museum, so here is the information.
LE MUSEE DE LA BICYCLETTE
(Le Musée du Menuisier)
Via Papa Giovanni, 59
24030 Almenno S. Bartolomeo
(Bergamo) - Italie
tél. ++39 35 549198
08-10-03, 03:21 AM
and an excellent museum in Nijmegen, Netherlands
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