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1870s Victorian era bicycle school photo.

Old 06-17-18, 08:54 AM
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1870s Victorian era bicycle school photo.

Nice photo of bygone days in London. I understand such schools were popular for those brave enough to mount an ordinary. Also neat is the Singer's Sewing machine sign (another hobby of mine is restoring vintage sewing machines.)


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Great photo, also enjoy working on sewing machines. I brought a 50's Necchi SuperNova back to life a few years ago to fix some panniers and it works like a champ.Got to love Italian machinery.
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Cool, it would have been even better if a class had been in session. "Today we'll practice taking headers..."

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Also neat is the Singer's Sewing machine sign (another hobby of mine is restoring vintage sewing machines.)
I don't need any more "hobbies"; right in our foyer is the treadle Singer my wife's grandmother bought new in 1909, I know it needs at least a new belt (OK, I'll risk trying that) - the rest of it I'll stay hands-off on like repairing a missing chunk of veneer (insert C&V mantra " It's only original once" here). I guess her day-to-day 1983 Singer cabinet model is "vintage" now? Never thought to ask her to make me some cycling jerseys.
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Don't be shy guys; post up those vintage machines on this thread.
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amazing picture I wonder why it says Turk's Head there
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Originally Posted by usisseven
amazing picture I wonder why it says Turk's Head there
It says Turk's Head because it is a pub, Turk's Head is a not uncommon pub name in England.

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The Cincinnati Ohio area had a lot of bicycle clubs in the 1800s.

The Brighton Bicycle Club had their own clubhouse near downtown!

There's a web site collecting photos and stories about early cycling here:
Brighton Bicycle Club

I liked this tale from the newspaper in 1900 of a pair of scofflaw cyclists that rode without headlights, chased down by a beat cop on a bicycle:
Hot Chase in Northside

The clubhouse in 1894, getting ready for a club ride:

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Originally Posted by Hoopdriver
Nice photo of bygone days in London. I understand such schools were popular for those brave enough to mount an ordinary. Also neat is the Singer's Sewing machine sign (another hobby of mine is restoring vintage sewing machines.)


visited London in april. It's a lot cleaner now.
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