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Old 11-06-10, 01:30 PM   #1
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A bygone era

A regular contributor on another cycling board regularly digs up these oldies but goodies.
From Sept 1893 Sporting life.
http://la84foundation.org/SportsLibr.../SL2124008.pdf
Among other bits;
"How many people know that there is a law in New York which distinctly says you must not use, employ or exhibit or train a child under sixteen to ride upon a bicycle?"
And;
"A Chicago policeman found a man wheeling a bicycle along a back
street one evening of last week, and suspecting that he had stolen it,
arrested him and took him and the machine to the station house. Here
the prisoner gave a very good account of himself and told a very
plausible story about being tired and so wheeling the bicycle home
instead of riding it. The captain appeared to be convinced of the
truth of his story and told him to ride his bicycle home. The man
tried to mount the machine, and after three failures acknowledged that
he had stolen the machine."
Lots of other good stuff.
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Old 11-06-10, 03:23 PM   #2
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I clicked on the link and it tried to lock my computer. What gives?
The OP is in Canada, you probably aren't calibrated to metric units yet!!
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Hmm. Strange. It works fine here. It should open to a PDF.
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Old 11-06-10, 07:19 PM   #5
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French experts declare that no wheel is fit for road use which does not weigh at least one-fifth the weight of the rider of it.
Many of these experts survive to this day in the Commuting and Touring forums.
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"French experts declare that no wheel is fit for road use which does not weigh at least one-fifth the weight of the rider of it."
Many of these experts survive to this day in the Commuting and Touring forums.
Hey, I have bikes that almost qualify, and one that surely does.
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You can search on the NY Times web site and find lots and lots of articles on cycling in the 1890's.
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