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Old 03-09-19, 04:20 PM
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Okay, but only because you axed for it
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Think we need a new category for this one and PeeWee. Yikes

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

But creepy? The devil you say!



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I found this one at a local antique shop but have had its twin on my wall for years.
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This guy's stuff is in Funny Times.
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Another from FT.
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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?
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^ 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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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!?
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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.
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1980's Univega catalogues often featured some creepy characters:

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1980's Univega catalogues often featured some creepy characters:

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.
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