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Old 08-19-12, 07:11 PM   #1
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1900 Bike Parts Catalog

A friend posted a link to this today - though ya'll might find it interesting:
http://archive.org/stream/bicycleacc...ge/n0/mode/2up
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Very cool ! Thanks for sharing the link.

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Some of the things in that catalog are very interesting. I like the american saddles with their anatomical cutouts. They show that there is really nothing new under the sun.
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Very interesting stuff. Thank you.

I'll take a B17 for $2.40

(or about $62 in current dollars).
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Very interesting stuff. Thank you.

I'll take a B17 for $2.40

(or about $62 in current dollars).
Oh, I think $2.40 is a goodish bit more than $62 today. And that 1900 B17 would be worth a bit more than that as well.

It is pretty impressive, though, how much of that 1900 gear looks like something we would still use today, though probably a lot heavier.
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Wow, didn't know the wayback machine went that far back...
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Oh,So thats what a nipple grip looks like.
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That was great. Nice iPad friendly site too.
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Interesting to see they had drop bars as early as 1900.
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