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Old 03-31-19, 06:33 PM
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Contemporary cyclists would have understood this symbolism:



Velocio (Paul de Vivie), in the pages of Le Cycliste, championed multiple gears. Henri Desgrange, in L'Equipe, disparaged the idea. Working their readers up in the pages of their respective magazines, they met in a classic 'single combat' trial in 1902. As his champion, Desgrange (that's right, the future Tour de France guy) had recruited French cycle racer Edouard Fischer to ride his fixed gear entry. Velocio's three-speed machine was ridden by...Mademoiselle Marthe Hesse! As related to the English speaking world by Clifford Graves: over a mountainous course of 150 miles (including two climbs over the Col du Tourmalet), Mademoiselle Hesse trounced Monsieur Fischer. It took Desgrange another 35 years to get over the sting of this embarrassment.

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Old 03-31-19, 08:29 PM
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Her bike appears to have two drive sides.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Her bike appears to have two drive sides.
Yep. L'impertinente's Terrot is a dual chain two-speed with climbing gear. The Terrot was a gold medal winner (that Medaille D'Or mentioned at the bottom of the poster) at the Touring Club de France's trials.

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When 'heavy' was the in thing. Blockhead Bill needs to step up his game. Time to sport around as if riding a Buick Roadmaster car. Haha

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Circa 1899. I'm not sure if the swift riding lady is gesturing as snub or friendly.

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Looks creepy to me:

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Originally Posted by tcs
Wish I read Chinese, so I'd have a clue as to why this was a good idea:

This is most likely around the time of Mao's "Cultural Revolution." Young cadres firing SKS Type-56 rifles while mounted. Note the high tension tower in the background and flowers in the foreground. Political art at its finest.

Saved!!!

I will see if a source can translate.

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There is an interesting DVD on Ed "Big Daddy" Roth called "Tales of the Rat Fink."
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Originally Posted by crank_addict
Major Taylor's unique training technique at the Bronx Zoo.
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This is a GREAT thread! Thanks for starting it crank_addict.
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Just in time for Halloween:

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Just in time for Halloween:


Here's another I screen captured from that early C&V Halloween decoration thread Neither C, nor V, but definitely a must see

from @rustystrings61

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Old 10-25-19, 10:17 AM
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The Dude abides.
A favorite of mine. Japanese velo art at it's best. The advertising and the components which are equally effective. They just work. Elegantly styled too.
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From a page in the new Funny Times.
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Originally Posted by tcs
Wish I read Chinese, so I'd have a clue as to why this was a good idea:

Not sure OP noticed. There appear to be targets in front of a high dirt bank also. Could be some kind of compitition. Heck I'd give it a try....
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Originally Posted by Hoopdriver
Having seen a lot of old bike posters, I continue to be puzzled about why they were often based on racy female poses. One of the strangest ones is this one, from 1897, that features a nude lady chained to a well. I just don't understand the symbolism. I have heard that sex sells, but bondage!?
Just a weird advertisement overall, the chains, the nudity, the sign she is flashing. I believe that this is is an ad for a saddle...some of the saddles that I have previously used certainly qualify as a BDSM device.
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Here's another I screen captured from that early C&V Halloween decoration thread Neither C, nor V, but definitely a must see

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Just in time for Dia De Los Muertos.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict
Flick from 1965


The wacky French. Mon Dieu!
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Originally Posted by T-Mar
Here's a reportedly circa 1905 poster for Presto bicycles. It compares the Presto to the new technological marvel, the airplane, claiming, "without motor, without wings and just as fast". The fact that a hobo owns one attests to its affordability (or did he just assault and steal it from that person lying in the road). Based on the Blériot XI style monoplane, I believe the poster is actually circa 1909, exploiting the 1st successful crossing of the English channel by airplane

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Considering how expensive bikes were, it is most likely that the hobo stole it from the forlorn man on the backgroud.

The Wright brothers would have found the juxtaposition interesting.
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