On yer bike!

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Mike1973, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Mike1973

    Mike1973 A-List Customer

    Great jersey collection! I won this example yesterday, I thought it could be 1950's, but it harks back to an earlier style with that lovely collar. If it had front pockets it would be perfect!

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  2. Mike1973

    Mike1973 A-List Customer

    Well, I was starting to get fed up with how I use the space in our little single garage. The bikes and kombi all fit in fine, but then there's no room to do anything at all in there, not even to walk from one end to the other! You have to cart everything out to use the space as a workshop. All the bikes get wheeled into the garden or the kombi goes in the back lane. Usually this is the cue for it to start raining and everything gets soaked.

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    There must be a better way of using the space I have, and after some internet surfing and a cup of tea I found the easiest solution would be simple hooks in the rafters. So out came the bikes, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to photograph the fleet together. This isn't all of them, I've got a couple of projects in the rafters of the garage, and the trusty MkIV Army Cycle; but these are now the bikes I ride regularly.

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    The fleet lined up by zombikombi1959, on Flickr

    Hooks were only a few quid, and hanging the machines vertically means I can get the most of the space. Now I don't have to navigate around them to get the kombi in and out of the garage. And easier to get to any of them, rather than the one out all out situation before.

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    That's tidier by zombikombi1959, on Flickr

    The Raleigh Flyer isn't vintage of course, but a recent hand-me-down some good camping buddies gave to my nipper Harry. He's only a little fella, and the 24" wheels suit him down to a tee, and now I can't keep him off it!
     
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  3. bulldog1935

    bulldog1935 Suspended

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    awesome bikes - thanks for showing
     
  4. kiwilrdg

    kiwilrdg A-List Customer

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    Nice bikes, and a great Type 2
     
  5. Giftmacher

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    Renovation of CZ bicycle stopped, but I found in the scrapyard nice prewar ladies bicycle with original rear rim and fender paint (black base with white, red and golden links) Frame has original paint too, but it's a bit rusty.
     
  6. Roommate's 1950s vintage Schwinn tandem bike which he just recently sold.

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  7. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Nice two tones tires, I'm planning get some too.
     
  8. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    This is a prewar bicycle Fr. Bazant. Excuse the ugly plastic basket, but I'm the working man :)
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  9. That is a nice one.
     
  10. I rode this one this morning:
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    I filled up the tires for my wife and had to take it for a spin. :p Who knew these things take 40-65psi in their tires! Like a truck. Kind of rides like one too. :p
     
  11. Alice Blue

    Alice Blue One of the Regulars

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    Late 'sixties Phillips, the "little black dress" of English three-speeds.

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  12. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Thanks James! The saddle of your Schwinn looks very comfortable. This kind of rear suspension was quite common on bicycles before 2nd war here.
     
  13. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Do I see a white strip on the rear fender? I didn't saw it on postwar bikes yet.
     
  14. Alice Blue

    Alice Blue One of the Regulars

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    Yes, the fender has a white stripe. That is typical for Raleigh and Phillips bikes in America, and I only learned recently that the white stripe was originally for visibility during wartime blackouts. My childhood Raleigh bicycles had these stripes in the 1970s.

    There are lots of pictures of US postwar bikes at the website for the shop where I got my bike, if you're interested. http://oldroads.com/bicycles_for_sale.asp
     
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  15. 1930s Vintage Rollfast

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  16. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Wow, I don't think they get much nicer then that V.C.! I just noticed the cross bar, or as we call them in the motorcycle world, Hollywood Bars.
     
  17. This is your bike VC? Nice!
     
  18. I wish it was. It's my roommate's. He deals in vintage bikes.
     
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  19. Blackmail him into selling it to you cheap. :p
     
  20. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    I second that emotion! :D
     

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