HISTORY: EARLY BICYCLE HUBS & GEARS

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The freewheel was introduced in 1898 and revolutionised cycling. Coaster hub brakes and two speed hubs followed soon after, and within just a few years the bicycle had evolved into the form which still remains today: diamond frame; freewheel; front & rear brakes; gears…

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Items in this Collection

1880s Facile Geared Front-driver replica 05

1880s Facile Geared Front-driver (Replica)

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1884 Facile 05

1884 Ellis & Co ‘Facile’

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1884 KANGAROO Dwarf Safety Bicycle

1884 KANGAROO Dwarf Safety Bicycle VIDEO

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1893-Columbia-Model-32-1-

1893 Columbia ‘Century’ Model 32 …with Ellipictal Gear

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FOR SALE 1897 BSA Fittings Machine Simpson Lever Chain 05

1897 BSA Fittings Machine with Simpson Lever Chain

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1897 Crypto Geared Front Driver 05

1897 Crypto Bantam Geared Ordinary

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1898 Humber Light Roadster 03

1898 Humber Light Roadster (‘The Hub’ Two-speed gear)

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1901 Beeston Humber 3-Speed Light Roadster Tricycle

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1901 Beeston Humber Tricycle 04

1901 Beeston Humber Convertible Tricycle (Cordner 2-speed gear & Band Brake)

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1902 Centaur Featherweight 05

1902 Centaur Featherweight (Hub 2-Speed Gear)

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1902 Sunbeam 05

1902 Golden Sunbeam for Gentlemen. 27″ Frame & Villiers Two-Speed

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1903 Machine ‘Brillant’ No 1 (Dursley-Pedersen 3-Speed Gear)

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1903-1914 Dursley Pedersen 3-Speed Frictionless Gear

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1904 Dursley Pedersen 3 speed 25

1904 Dursley Pedersen Gentlemen’s Royal Roadster (Size 6)

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1904 Royal Enfield ‘Girder’ Lightweight Roadster (Fagan 2-Speed Hub)

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1904 Sturmey Archer 3-Speed Hub (First Pattern)

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FOR SALE 1905 Magnat Debon 3 Speed 05

1905 Magnat Debon ‘Modele G’ 3-Vitesse (dans le pédalier)

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1905 Royal Sunbeam for Gentlemen ‘Six-Speed’ Roadster

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1906_James_Bicycle_01

1906 James Gents with 2-Speed Bottom Bracket

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1907-1908 Sturmey Archer ‘Model C’ Tricoaster

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1908_Raleigh_07

1908 First Grade Raleigh Model No 4 with 1st Pattern Sturmey-Archer Tricoaster

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1908-Lea-Francis-1

1908 Lea-Francis 27″ Three-Speed Men’s Cycle

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1908-1910 Sturmey Archer ‘Type V’ Three-Speed

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1909-Dursley-Pedersen-3-speed-06

1909 Dursley Pedersen ‘Cantilever Standard’ (3 Speed)

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1909 Dursley Pedersen Three-Speed Cantilever Standard

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1909 Lea Francis Men’s Cycle 40

1909 Lea-Francis Men’s Cycle (with Dursley Pedersen 3-speed gear)

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1909 Lévocyclette Terrot 05

1909 Lévocyclette Terrot

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1910 Lea-Francis Men’s Cycle (LF Three-Speed)

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1910-SINGER-06

1910 Singer Modele de Luxe Tourist (Armstrong 3-speed gear)

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1910-1914 Sturmey Archer ‘Type X’ Three-Speed

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1911_Dursley_Pedersen_55

1911 Dursley Pedersen Cantilever 3-Speed No 4 Gents

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1911-Golden-Sunbeam-05

1911 Golden Sunbeam for Gentlemen (3 Speed)

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1912 Sunbeam 6-Speed 05

1912 Golden Sunbeam Six Speed ‘Model A6’

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1913 Royal Sunbeam 3 Speed 05

1913 All-Black 3-Speed Royal Sunbeam for Gentlemen

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1913 Triumph Gloria 05

1913 Triumph Gloria Three-Speed Roadster

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1914 All-Black 3-Speed Royal Sunbeam for Gentlemen

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1915 Golden Sunbeam for Gentlemen ‘6 Speed’ Model A1

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1915 BSA WW1 05

1917 BSA Three-Speed with WW1 Territorial Fittings

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1918 triumph gloria 05

1918 Triumph Gloria Three-Speed Roadster

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1920s Hermes Roadster with Gearbox

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FOR SALE 1920s-Le-Chemineau-with-Derailleur-06-copy

1920s Le Chemineau Bicyclette Tourisme (3 speed Derailleur)

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1923 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Gentlemen 3-Speed

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1925 Gent’s Standard 3-Speed Raleigh WW2 ARP Transport

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1927 Rudge Whitworth No 5 Aero-Special 05

1927 Rudge-Whitworth ‘No 5’ Aero-Special Speed Iron

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1929 Manufrance 4 vitesses Reto-Directe 05

1929 Manufrance Hirondelle 4-Speed Retro-Directe Ladies

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1933 Hirondelle à 2 Vitesses Rétro-Directes No 60 pour Fillette

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1935 Cycles ‘Hirondelle’ 2-Vitesse Retro-Directe

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1935 Cycles Hirondelle a 2 Vitesses Retro-Directes

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1935 Manufrance Super Hirondelle Retro-Directe Model 32 Two-Speed

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1936 Adler Drei-Gang Typ 155

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1937 Adler Dreigang Type 157

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FOR SALE 1930s HELVETIC Mutaped Phoebus 3 speed 05 copy

1937 HELVETIC Mutaped Phoebus (3 Speed in Bottom Bracket)

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1937 Hercules 05

1937 Hercules ‘Model QD’ Two-Speed

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1938 Phoenix Mutaped Phoebus 3-Speed Bottom Bracket

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1939 Condor 3-Gang 1

1939 Condor 3-Gang (3-speed in bottom bracket)

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1939 Hercules De-Luxe 3-Speed Roadster

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1940s Cazenave with Nivex 2 speed gear 01

1940s Cazenave (Nivex 2 speed gear in Bottom Bracket)

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1950 Manufrance Hirondelle 6-Speed Tandem No 39

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1954_Hermann_Klaue_05

1954 Hermann Klaue 3-Speed Cross-frame

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1963_Moulton_06

1963 Moulton Standard M1 Three-Speed

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1965_Gazelle_05

1965 Gazelle Gent’s 3-Speed

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1965 Moulton 05

1965 Moulton Standard M1 Three-Speed

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1980s Hercules Cavallo

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FOR SALE 1980-hercules-cavallo

1980s Hercules Cavallo ‘Swing Bike’

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EADIE-COASTER-1-copy

CYCLE BRAKES: c1908 Eadie Coaster Brochure

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EARLY FREE-WHEEL HUBS & GEARS

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Fagan Hub & Patent & Other Early Variable Gears

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GEARED FACILE IN MOTION

GEARED FACILE IN MOTION VIDEO

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HUBS & GEARS

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