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crank_addict 03-09-19 04:20 PM

Creepy Crazy Cycling Cartoon Characters 👀
 
Post em'

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5907a812fc.jpg

Bibendum
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9fc8f0cc41.jpg

Fifi
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...659e3ab733.jpg

8 representing wealth, success, prosperity
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b5d355c3a7.png

Diamant of Germany

Poguemahone 03-09-19 04:25 PM

Okay, but only because you axed for it https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.ne...600/713185.jpg

crank_addict 03-09-19 04:27 PM

Think we need a new category for this one and PeeWee. Yikes

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...288f8a93c8.jpg

crank_addict 03-09-19 04:47 PM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3fb27a0351.png

clubman 03-09-19 05:04 PM

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Raleigh again???

Lascauxcaveman 03-09-19 05:10 PM

@clubman; Dang! Those Greeks sure know how to sell a bicycle!

But creepy? The devil you say!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...291e560ef6.jpg
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thumpism 03-09-19 06:04 PM

I found this one at a local antique shop but have had its twin on my wall for years.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a74df4a27e.jpg

thumpism 03-09-19 06:06 PM

This guy's stuff is in Funny Times.
https://www.andysinger.com/images/sa...reams_col2.jpg

thumpism 03-09-19 06:08 PM

Another from FT.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...848103ec29.jpg

uncle uncle 03-09-19 06:27 PM


Originally Posted by clubman (Post 20830568)
Raleigh again???

So... what was up with these? I remember, when I was a kid, going into part stores, gas station shops, and peoples personal garages, and seeing calendars with spicey illustrations of woman holding up car parts, or leaning on cars. So, I got it, even as a kid, why that might generate interest in a product. Do these sexy Raleigh ads somehow align with that idea? And how?

crank_addict 03-09-19 06:42 PM

^ Pin-up adverts were the norm back then for all sorts of products. Far more in Europe than the US.

There were many 'risque' cycling too, but in regards to the Raleigh posted above, believe it was exclusive to that dealer and part of a series.

Times have changed and so convoluted that if BSA were around today with their 3guns on the headbadge, the bosses would be fired. Lol

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Schrader valve caps

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Hoopdriver 03-09-19 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by uncle uncle (Post 20830683)
So... what was up with these? I remember, when I was a kid, going into part stores, gas station shops, and peoples personal garages, and seeing calendars with spicey illustrations of woman holding up car parts, or leaning on cars. So, I got it, even as a kid, why that might generate interest in a product. Do these sexy Raleigh ads somehow align with that idea? And how?

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!?
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...67b5d4a6d1.jpg

crank_addict 03-09-19 06:57 PM

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canklecat 03-09-19 07:12 PM

Well, that's disappointing. La Vie Au Grand Air magazine featured Major Taylor a few times, including on the covers. Yet they published that cartoon anyway.

Lemond1985 03-09-19 07:16 PM

1980's Univega catalogues often featured some creepy characters:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fcad217365.png

Reynolds 03-09-19 07:24 PM

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a25bd8710.jpg

crank_addict 03-09-19 07:31 PM

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markwesti 03-09-19 07:31 PM

Crumb
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markwesti 03-09-19 07:35 PM

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crank_addict 03-09-19 07:37 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...046e53d51a.png

Buster Brown 1954
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1804811234.png

markwesti 03-09-19 07:52 PM

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SurferRosa 03-09-19 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by Lemond1985 (Post 20830738)
1980's Univega catalogues often featured some creepy characters:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fcad217365.png

I'm not sure what makes any of these models "creepy," unless I was talking to a 14 year old girl who thinks everyone is "creepy." I am, though, disappointed in the touring guy's complete lack of leg development and the drive-side cable routing of that rear aero brake lever.

clubman 03-09-19 08:17 PM

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Then there's cute. :innocent:

crank_addict 03-09-19 09:37 PM

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crank_addict 03-09-19 09:39 PM

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