We recently sold this to a friend of the shop. These are the modern wood wheels we built that I posted about not long ago. wood wheel builds We also special ordered the white Schwalbe tires for him. White tires were common on early bikes, the rubber is white naturally and then dyes are … Continue reading 1890’s Monarch ladies bike we recently sold
This bike is always a conversation piece when we bring it out. It was produced in 1890 (ish). We have an Overman Wheel Company (makers of Victor bicycles) catalog from 1892 and ours is the same as the Model C or E with a few small differences in detail. The main one being that … Continue reading 1890 ish Victor Safety Bicycle Model C or E
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/10/21/history_of_cycling_map_of_possible_routes.html1896 Cycler’s Guide and Road Book of California. It has great advertisements, and I can only imagine what the roads labelled 'poor' condition were like, as even the best roads at that time were not paved. The roads of the late 19th Century were gravel or dirt roads.“I often hear now-a-days, the automobile instigated good … Continue reading 1896 Cycler’s Guide and Road Book of California
Collapsible Cycling Cup for 1897. Pretty cool idea.