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Old 03-14-19, 03:00 PM
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Old 03-14-19, 03:23 PM
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R. Crumb's take, on bikes:







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There's a classic German beverage called Radler (short for Radlermass) that is a 50/50 mix of beer and lemon soda intended for cyclists (a Radler being a cyclist). Very light and refreshing, and just what a cyclist needs after a ride. Or during. Maybe even before, or instead. I suspect this stein was intended for imbibing a Radler or two.
Thanks for the insight and will have to try the concoction.

Anyways, I had another odd beverage character glass - think to have offed it to another forum member at a C&V event. I forget the details but was Kermit and Cookie monster(??) from the Muppets riding bikes. Nothing makes sense. Lol
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I spent altogether too much time looking for a Rat Fink character on a bicycle, however, all I could find is Rat Fink on a skateboard.
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Old 03-15-19, 12:09 AM
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R. Crumb's take, on bikes:
​​​​​​​I love the way he draws himself.
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Tentation:

1 archaic : temptation
2 : a mode of adjusting or operating by successive steps, trials, or experiments


My vocabulary word for the day. We could use that term a lot around here, were it to make a comeback. I'm in a constant state of "Tentation" on almost all of my bikes, always tweaking something or swapping out components between bikes.












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Here's Krazy, Ignatz, Officer Pup, and a bee in a short from 1916

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Old 03-15-19, 10:24 AM
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And the Marx Bros on a quadruplet
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Notice how his aim sort of follows you around the room?

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Trippin' Suntour Japan 1973

The Dude abides.
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Peculiar art from the 1951 Rudge Pathfinder brochure.

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I'm in a constant state of "Tentation" on almost all of my bikes, always tweaking something or swapping out components between bikes.
Interesting. "Tenting" was the observation recorded to describe what happened to male patient bed sheets during overnight Clinical Phase 1 studies of a blood pressure drug being developed in the 90s.
Interest in this compound as a blood pressure drug eventually stopped, and a different indication was sought. That compound is now widely known as Viagra.
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Not a cartoon. But...



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I , the gingers be freaky .
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Buster Brown 1954
If you hadn't captioned this one, I would have sworn it was a Bikeyface cartoon.

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It's geared for kids and I just thought it was too creepy to give to kids.
Par for the era. After killing off protected bike lanes, Foresterites came up with this type of stuff to encourage 8-year-olds to vehicular cycle in 35 mph traffic. And it still gets thrown around today...

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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
Think we need a new category for this one and PeeWee. Yikes

So Capín, Iím a kid looking for a strong bike. You say a Schwinn is strong in so many ways? A strong bike is good. Iíve always wanted the strongest bike around. Lightness, speed and looks are all overrated.
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So Capín, Iím a kid looking for a strong bike. You say a Schwinn is strong in so many ways? A strong bike is good. Iíve always wanted the strongest bike around. Lightness, speed and looks are all overrated.
Agreed, strange approach on this ad. The sales points are for the parents, but you'd think the Kangaroo'er is there to sell kids on the idea...

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Agreed, strange approach on this ad. The sales points are for the parents, but you'd think the Kangaroo'er is there to sell kids on the idea...

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Yes, definitely for parents wanting to make a lasting investment to stretch their dollar. Nothing wrong with that, but not a kidís dream. This ad all but says, ďThis bike can be handed down to every child in your large family. Imagine how happy they all will be!Ē And Captain Kangaroo is there to help, Haha! (I thought he was my friend as a child.)

Actually, I was kind of spoiled, though I shared bikes (Huffy and Triumph) until I was able to buy my own. I just came back from visiting Cuba, and they get more use out of a heavy duty bike made in the early 1900ís than most would ever dream of. Sorry, thatís off topic.
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"Nice Beatle boots, Mr. Kangaroo, or shall I call you 'Captain'?" Or are those Doc Martens? Odd footwear for a seagoing man.

Strong bikes were a concern back then, kids actually wore things out in those days. On my stingray back then, I loosened all the spokes in my rear wheel from torquing it out, plus broke the steel stem from pulling on it. Wore holes in the knees of my pants like crazy. Summer was a long three months, plus riding to school and after school. Good times ..
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Yes, definitely for parents wanting to make a lasting investment to stretch their dollar. Nothing wrong with that, but not a kidís dream. This ad all but says, ďThis bike can be handed down to every child in your large family. Imagine how happy they all will be!Ē And Captain Kangaroo is there to help, Haha! (I thought he was my friend as a child.)

Actually, I was kind of spoiled, though I shared bikes (Huffy and Triumph) until I was able to buy my own. I just came back from visiting Cuba, and they get more use out of a heavy duty bike made in the early 1900ís than most would ever dream of. Sorry, thatís off topic.
Ironically enough, that's somewhat my point in a thread I posted just today - I'm trying to justify (mainly to myself) that refurbishing C&V electroforged Schwinn Pixies and Bantams for a kids' bike rodeo fleet makes more sense than using current junk.

Are you sure those weren't relatively recent Forever or Flying Pigeons in Cuba? They look like any other DL-1 from the last 100 years...

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Ironically enough, that's somewhat my point in a thread I posted just today - I'm trying to justify (mainly to myself) that refurbishing C&V electroforged Schwinn Pixies and Bantams for a kids' bike rodeo fleet makes more sense than using current junk.

Are you sure those weren't relatively recent Forever or Flying Pigeons in Cuba? They look like any other DL-1 from the last 100 years...

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Yes, Iím sure. I took a few pics and can share when I get a chance.



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