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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-22-06, 04:06 PM   #1
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New Women's Messenger Fashion for Fall

Julia Obear models the latest riding togs for women messengers on Oct. 21, 1922:
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Old 10-22-06, 04:21 PM   #2
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those bars rule.
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Old 10-22-06, 04:45 PM   #3
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looks like a hakama o_O
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I am all over that hat.
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Old 10-22-06, 05:45 PM   #5
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and mens. '30s
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne...1879357&size=o
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Old 10-22-06, 06:05 PM   #6
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those are some serious pantaloons.
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With gearing like that she's more man than I'll ever be. Sigh.
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Old 10-22-06, 06:21 PM   #8
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I call shopped.

Women don't ride bikes.
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Old 10-22-06, 06:27 PM   #9
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Women don't ride bikes.
...And neither does anyone on BikeForums.
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next they'll be wanting to drive cars, vote, smoke cigars...yes this could get dangerous really quickley....
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...And neither does anyone on BikeForums.
this made my day.
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I'd piitb.
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Teh hat is teh hawt.
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I call shopped.

Women don't ride bikes.

I hope people see this guy/gal's sarcasm. It being pictures from the 20's.

Just incase this goes over some kids heads.
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Old 10-23-06, 06:45 AM   #17
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suffrage + knickerbockers = scandal > hot
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Old 10-23-06, 07:21 AM   #18
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You all should be ashamed with yourselves because no one has replied solely with "I'd hit it."

Geez....you call yourselves the internet.
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Old 10-23-06, 08:57 AM   #19
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It looks like she has a peg brazed to her fork for fixie coasting.
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It looks like she has a peg brazed to her fork for fixie coasting.

I'd like to see someone ride by me like that on a fixie some day... I bet the stance would be smiliar to that of cruising on a harley on the pegs
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was it susan b anthony who called the bicycle the invention that did the most to liberate women? if somebody could scare up that quote and citation, i'd appreciate it.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:52 AM   #23
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http://www.pedalinghistory.com/PHfaq.html

Q. Didn’t Susan B. Anthony make some statement about women and the bicycle? I couldn’t find anything about it in “Collecting & Restoring Antique Bicycles” by G. Donald Adams.
A. In reply to your inquiry about the Susan B. Anthony quote, here is the quote in full along with it's source:


“ Let me tell you what I think of bicycling,” Miss Anthony said, leaning forward and laying a slender hand on my arm. “I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. It gives woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. It makes her feel as if she were independent. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”


--Susan B. Anthony, interviewed by Nellie Bly
New York World, February 2, 1896


Women by that date were taking keen interest in bicycling and in the last half of the decade of the 1890s one-third of the World’s bicycle production was of ladies models.
I'm sure that Mr. G. Donald Adams did not use this quote in his book only because it was not of prime topic for his book's content.
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was it susan b anthony who called the bicycle the invention that did the most to liberate women? if somebody could scare up that quote and citation, i'd appreciate it.

How's this?

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling,” Miss Anthony said, leaning forward and laying a slender hand on my arm. “I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. It gives woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. It makes her feel as if she were independent. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”

--Susan B. Anthony, interviewed by Nellie Bly
New York World, February 2, 1896
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LOL! I guess I was too slow! I even took it from the same website! You win!
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