On yer bike!

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

  1. Heeresbergführer

    Heeresbergführer Familiar Face

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    Grüß Di' Fahrradkameraden,

    Took a break from my modern mountain bike, and rode in the Washington, DC "Tweed Ride" the first weekend in November. I took 'Liesl,' my 1937 Truppenfahrrad, for a spin through downtown DC with 600 other riders. It was a great event and will definitely do the ride again.

    Here's a pic of 'Liesl.'

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    And my vintage French rucksack with a little hitch-hiker!

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    Marty, the Marmot....he's always whistling at the girls!

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    And a pic of me playing my Hohner 'Bravi Alpini' harmonica during the ride.

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    More photos of the 2013 DC Tweed Ride are available here:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/2375098@N20/pool/with/10682980186/


    Truppenfahrrad vor!

    Patrick
     
  2. MPicciotto

    MPicciotto Practically Family

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    Patrick,

    Great pictures. When I'm stateside again for a while I'd like to participate in a DC Tweed Ride. I'm only about an hour from DC and I have a nice vintage Rudge. Though it does need a bit of work.

    Matt
     
  3. KILO NOVEMBER

    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

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    My vintage posterior can't deal with the tiny seats on upright bicycles, so I went modern. This German recumbent is my ride. I've added seat covers, fenders, and a rear rack. Both the front and rear wheels have shock absorbers. I can ride this for hours and nothing hurts when I get up.
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  4. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    What do you bet, the first two guys who chanced upon each other, while riding those, had a race?
     
  5. Mr. Godfrey

    Mr. Godfrey Practically Family

    Patrick

    Great looking photos and good for you undertaking the ride, I really enjoyed mine in London last year.

    Can you show a close up of you panniers or oh you attach them.

    Did you purchase them or make a set?

    KR
     
  6. Panache

    Panache A-List Customer

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    Long time, no post.

    I recently bought this new Dutch-style (inspired) Brooklyn Cruiser for running errands and have been very pleased with it.

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    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  7. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    My recent acquisition

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    Early Iver Johnson bicycle that I plan to restore with new tyres & keep original .

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    But I need to find the proper riding attire ...:rolleyes:
     
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  8. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    That thing is nice looking, 2J!
     
  9. MPicciotto

    MPicciotto Practically Family

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    Here's some pics from a few years ago at Strasburg Railroad in Pennsylvania. The bikes are all KilroyCD's. I don't recall bringing one of my bikes out to that event.

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    Matt
     
  10. Alice Blue

    Alice Blue One of the Regulars

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    A looooong video montage of photos of the Hebburn Victoria Cycling Club in the 1930s. Lots of inspiration for ladies and gents alike.

    [video=youtube;zO98k9T8LuI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO98k9T8LuI[/video]

    About halfway through the video some wool jerseys appear with the club initials, and they are clearly handknit. Here is a pattern for a similar jersey, in case you are a knitter or have one in your life: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/velo-cycling-sweater

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  11. imoldfashioned

    imoldfashioned Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks Alice!! I'm going to try that cycling jersey!!
     
  12. imoldfashioned

    imoldfashioned Call Me a Cab

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  13. imoldfashioned

    imoldfashioned Call Me a Cab

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    I just adore these old cycling posters!
     
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  14. fashion frank

    fashion frank One Too Many

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    Wow that had to be before they started making motorcycles,one of the first motorcycles I learned to ride on was a triumph.

    All The Best, Fashion Frank
     
  15. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    They made bicycles right up into the 50s.
     
  16. ChrisT

    ChrisT One of the Regulars

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    Yes they are very nice
     
  17. esteban68

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    Virtually ALL motorcycle manufacturers started out making bicycles as did many car/automobile manufacturers too!
     
  18. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Don't forget Glenn Curtiss, he built bicycles, then motorcycles, and finally, airplanes. At one time, he was the fastest man on land and in the air! 136.36mph on land and 46.5mph in the air.
     
  19. imoldfashioned

    imoldfashioned Call Me a Cab

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    Precursors to the motorised bicycle (motorcycle) also 'I think' include BSA, Royal Enfield, Rudge, Indian...
    I know that at some of the vintage bi cycle fairs I've been to they've had bicycles that have a motor/engine fitted. The start to the evolution...?
     
  20. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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