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Sepia Saturday

bicycles

I love bicycles. Here are some from way back when.

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Message boy, Telegraph Company, circa 1910 Source: Library of Congress

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Bicycle made for 3, Source: National Library of Ireland, 1897

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Two time (1907, 1908) Tour de France winner, Lucien Petite-Breton

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Bicyclists, Japan, circa 1909 Source: Internet Archive

 

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
    Sep 02, 2017 @ 18:31:10

    Beautiful…bicycle really reduces the distance for a common people – from school childrens to people who use for their work or commute.

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  2. boobook48
    Sep 03, 2017 @ 02:27:39

    OMG, that messenger boy with his pipe!! I hope it was just a setup but somehow I doubt it.

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  3. alanburnett1
    Sep 03, 2017 @ 04:09:12

    What wonderful images. My attention was caught by the three-seater. How on earth did they control that thing?

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  4. Little Nell
    Sep 03, 2017 @ 06:46:33

    Three on one cycle? Two is bad enough. That messenger has a somewhat cheeky look.

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  5. postcardy
    Sep 03, 2017 @ 06:50:41

    I never saw a three-seat bicycle before.

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  6. jofeath
    Sep 03, 2017 @ 12:04:07

    That Japanese lineup is my favourite.

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  7. Barb Rogers
    Sep 04, 2017 @ 11:02:29

    I’m reminded of biking on college campuses, hundreds going every which way. Few crashes because you quickly learned to watch the oncoming bike’s front wheel, showing intended direction.

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