STYLES: Road / Track Racers & Lightweights

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Genuine track racers had a hard life. Being custom built for individual competitors, their tubing was particularly lightweight and the machines were usually scrapped after being damaged. Cycle makers capitalised on their successes on the track by selling more robust racing models to the public so their customers could imitate their heroes…

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Items in this Collection

1889-Metropolitan-Machinsts-JUNO-05

1889 Metropolitan Machinists’ Co ‘Juno’ Path Racer

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1890_Raleigh_10

1890 Woodhead, Angois & Ellis ‘Raleigh’ Road Racer

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oldbike_museum_101

1890s RACING SCRAPBOOK

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oldbike_museum_136

1890s RACING SCRAPBOOK

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oldbike_museum_160

1890s RACING SCRAPBOOK

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men_vintage_bicycle_museum_1899

1890s RACING SCRAPBOOK (USA)

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1893-COLUMBIA-Elliptical-Chainwheel-07

1893 Columbia Model 32 Road Racer with Elliptical Chainwheel

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1893-Humber-of-Paris-0-copy

1893 Humber Road Racer (Paris Depot)

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1893 Rudge Racer 05

1893 Rudge Racing Safety (Model D)

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1895-Electric-05

1895 ‘Electric’ Lightweight Road Racer

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1895_Rudge_Whitworth_051

1895 Rudge-Whitworth No 3 Road Racer

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1896-Raleigh-No-5-Road-Racer-65

1896 Raleigh ‘No 5’ Road Racer

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1897_Velo_Clement_02

1897 Clement & Cie ‘Velo Piste’

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1897-columbia-tandem-06

1897 Columbia Racing Tandem

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1897-Singer-Modele-de-Luxe-Path-Racer-03

1897 Singer Modele de Luxe Path Racer

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1898-Pennell-ARMSTRONG-Racer-05-600×715

1898 Pennell & Co ‘Armstrong’ Path Racer

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1897_Velo_Clement_03

1899 Clement de Luxe Path Racer

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1899-Eadie-Road-Racer-04

1899 Eadie Fittings Road Racer

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1898-Eadie-Track-Racer-05

1899 Eadie Fittings Track Racer

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1899-Peugeot-05

1899 Peugeot ‘Bicyclette Lion A’

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1899_Triumph_Resilient_04

1899 Triumph Resilient Model 25AA Road Racer

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1899-MAURICE-GARIN-12

1899 Velo ‘Garin’ – Societe Garin & Bernaux (Maurice Garin)

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1898_Bernasse_16

1899 Velo de Course Bernasse (Baudou Cushion Tyres)

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1899_Imperial_Rover_02

1899-1903 Imperial Rover Road Racer

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1900_Triumph_01

1900 ‘No 14B’ Imperial Triumph Road Racer

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1900_Track_Bike_01

1900 Double Top Tube 29″ Eadie Track / Road Racer

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1900 Mead ‘Kennebec’ Road Racer 05

1900 Mead ‘Kennebec’ Road Racer

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IMG_4980-copy

1900 Velo de Course E. Collesson (Great Western Mfg Co American Export)

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1899 Premier Helical Track Racer 05

1901 Premier Helical Track Racer

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1902_Alldays_Imperial_04

1902 Alldays Imperial Path Racer

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1902-Tribune-BLUE-STREAK-04

1902 Tribune BLUE STREAK

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1902-Tribune-Track-Racer-35

1902 Tribune Model 750 Track Racer

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1905-Clement-Racer-06

1902-05 Clement Lightweight Racing Bicycle

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c1902 Tour de France style French Racer 05

1902/1903 French Racer, Tour de France style

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1903-Manufrance-05

1903 Bicyclette Manufrance Hirondelle

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1903 Centaur Featherweight Path Racer 70

1903 Centaur Featherweight Path Racer

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1904_LA_VIE_AU_GRAND_AIR_754

1903 LA VIE AU GRAND AIR

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1904_Brillant_05

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

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1904_le_Globe_15

1904 Le Globe ‘Modele Extra Luxe’

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1905-Quadrant-Road-Racer-2

1905 Quadrant Special Road Racer

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1905-Royal-Enfield-Road-Racer-04

1905 Royal Enfield Sloping Top Tube Girder Road Racer

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FOR SALE 1905-Track-Tandem-05-1

1905-1910 Track Tandem

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FOR SALE 1908-Fleet-Standard-Racer-copy

1908 Fleet Standard Racer

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1900_bicycle_book_01

1908 RACING SCRAPBOOK

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1908 Royal Enfield Duplex 05

1908 Royal Enfield Duplex Road Racer

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FOR SALE 1909 Raleigh Roadster 05

1909 Modele Raleigh ‘Route’

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FOR SALE 1909 Rudge-Whitworth No 27 Crescent Road Racer 02

1909 Rudge-Whitworth No 27 Crescent Road Racer

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1910-BSA-Oblin-50

1910 Bicyclette ‘Oblin’ built from BSA ‘B’ Pattern Fittings

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1910-BSA-Path-Racer-14

1910 BSA Racer built from ‘A’ Pattern Fittings

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1910 BSA Road Racer 05

1910 BSA Road Racer built from ‘A’ Pattern Fittings

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1913 Elswick Popular Truss Path Racer 05

1910 Elswick (Newcastle) Popular Truss Path Racer

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FOR SALE 1910s Wincycle Road Racer 01 copy copy

1910 London Cycle Works Wincycle Road Racer

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1910-Rudge-Whitworth-No-24-Special-Road-Racer-05

1910 Rudge-Whitworth No 24 Special Road Racer

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1910 Rudge-Whitworth Aero Special Path Racer 05

1910 Rudge-Whitworth No 4 Aero Special Path Racer

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1910s-BSA-sloping-top-tube-Racer-11

1910s ‘Fortuna’ Sloping Top Tube Road Racer built from BSA Fittings

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FOR SALE 1910S-BSA-Fittings-Machine-02-1

1910s BSA Fittings Road Racer (‘Modele Course sur Route’)

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1910s-BSA-Fittings-Drop-tube-Racer-05

1910s Drop-tube Road Racer built from ‘A Pattern’ BSA Fittings

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1910s-Juvenile-Racing-Bicycle-05-3

1910s Hopper Boy’s Little Giant Racing Bicycle

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1910s-Hurtu-Sloping-Top-Tube-Road-Racer-72

1910s Hurtu Sloping Top Tube Racer

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1910s Labor Racer 05

1910s Labor Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1910s-Labor-Racing-10

1910s le Cadre ‘Special Labor’ Truss Bridge Racer

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1910s Labor 05

1910s le Cadre ‘Special Labor’ Truss Bridge Road Racer

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1910s-Terrot-Route-Modele-A-04

1910s Terrot Route ‘Modele A’

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1910s_Hercule_01

1910s Velo de Course HERCULE

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1910s Velo de Piste Guillemet 05

1910s Velo de Piste ‘Guillemet’

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1911 Rudge Whitworth Track Racer 05

1911 Rudge-Whitworth ‘No 4 Aero Special’ Track Racer (ex-Works)

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1910-Rudge-Whitworth-Aero-Special-Path-Racer-05

1911 Rudge-Whitworth Aero No 4 20″ Track Racer (ex-Works)

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1912 BSA Road Racer 05

1912 BSA Road Racer built from ‘A’ Pattern Fittings

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1912 Coventry Eagle 05

1912 Coventry Eagle Sloping Top Tube Road Racer

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1912-Racycle-Model-174-05

1912 Racycle ‘Model 174’

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FOR SALE 1912 Singer Path Racer 05

1912 Singer Path Racer with Sloping Top Tube

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1909-Swift-Colonel-03

1912 Swift Gent’s Royal Club: ‘Special Colonel Model’ Road Racer

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1912 Bastide 05

1912 Velo Bastide ‘Meredith’ Road-Racing Model

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Rover_Road_Racer_05

1913 Rover Road Racer

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1915_Raleigh_02

1915 Raleigh No 29 Road Racer

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1917_Iver_Johnson_Cushion_Truss_02

1917 Iver Johnson Cushion Truss Frame Track Racer

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1920_Labor_03

1920 le Cadre ‘Special Labor’ Truss Bridge Racer

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1920s-Chatellerault-Truss-Frame-09

1920s ‘Chatellerault’ Truss-Bridge Road Racer

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1920s JH Trussbridge 05

1920s ‘Cycles J.H’ Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1920s Alcyon Curved Frame 05

1920s Alcyon Curved Frame Road Racer

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1920s_Cycle_Race_UK_031

1920s Cycle Racing, Maidstone, Kent

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1920s French Truss frame 05

1920s French Truss Frame Road Racer

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1920s Garrouste Truss-bridge Road Racer 05

1920s Garrouste Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1920s_La_Lionne_01-copy

1920s La Lionne Truss-Frame Racing Bicycle

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1920S-LABOR-05

1920s le Cadre ‘Special Labor’ Truss Bridge Racer

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1920s RECTA truss bridge 05

1920s Recta Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1920s REXOR Trussbridge 05

1920s Rexor Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1920s Royal Codrix Truss bridge 05

1920s Royal Codrix Truss-bridge Road Racer

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1927 Royal Triumph No 33 Road Racer 05

1927 Royal Triumph No 33 Road Racer

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1927 Selbach 05

1927 Selbach Clubman’s Model

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1928-Genial-Lucifer-Ellipitical-Chainwheel-05

1928 Bicyclette LUCIFER Homme Course (Elliptical Chainwheel ‘Elan’)

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1928-Triumph-BALL-END-FORK-CROWN-09

1928 Popular Triumph Path Racer with Ball End Fork Crown

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1928-Saxon-Club-Model-75

1928 Saxon ‘Club Model’

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1929_BRANSOM_KENT_06

1929 Bransom Kent & Co ‘Royal George’ Tourist Sloping Top-Tube

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mecadural_01-copy

1930s-1950s Mecadural Duralumin Electra All-Aluminium Roadster

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1931_Agache_Curly_Cranks_03

1931 Agache Gent’s Bicycle with Curly Cranks

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1932-Humber-Light-Roadster-271

1932 Humber 3-Speed Path Racer

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1934-BSA-Opperman-Super-eeze-04

1934 BSA Opperman Super-eeze

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1928_Selbach_041

1934 Selbach ‘Improved Taper Tube Model’

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1934_Sunbeam_03

1934 Sunbeam Road Racer Model B

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1934-1936 Mochet Velo Velocar 01

1934-1936 Mochet Velo-Velocar

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FOR SALE 1935-CURLY-HETCHINS

1935 ‘Curly’ Hetchins Brilliant No 2 Vibrant

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1935-Flexy-Racer-05

1935 S.L Allen ‘Flexy Racer’ Coaster Wagon

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1937_Granby_03

1936 Granby Lightweight Club with Taper Tubes

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sun special aussie

1936 Sun Special Aussie

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1936-38 Caminade Caminargent 05

1936-38 Caminade Caminargent

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1937_Curly_Hetchins_03

1937 ‘Curly’ Hetchins Brilliant No 2 Vibrant

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1937-BSA-Gold-Vase-07

1937 BSA Gent’s ‘Gold Vase’

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1937 BSA Gents ‘Gold Medal’ Bicycle 000

1937 BSA Gents ‘Gold Medal’ Bicycle

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1933-1938 Skippy Racer 05

1938 ‘Skippy Racer’ Streamlined Scooter

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1937 BSA Gold Vase 05

1938 BSA Gent’s Gold Vase

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1-1939-Bates-Cantiflex-Diadrant-Forks-05-copy

1939 Bates Cantiflex with Diadrant Forks

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1939-BSA-OPPERMAN-01

1939 BSA Opperman Gold Special

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1936-BSA-Opperman-Special-05

1939 BSA Opperman Special

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1-copy

1939 Dayton Road Racer

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1939 Elswick The Brighton Road 05

1939 Elswick ‘The Brighton Road’ Gent’s Racer

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1940s-AVIAC-Mecadural-Duralumin-Aluminium-12

1940s Velo ‘Aviac’ Mecadural Duralumin

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1947-Curly-Hetchins-40

1947 Curly Hetchins Vibrant Frame

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1947 Malvern Star 2 Star Path Racer 05

1947 Malvern Star ‘2 Star’ Path Racer

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1947-Paris-Galibier-101

1947 Paris Galibier

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1947-PARIS-Rensch-Tour-de-France-12

1947 Paris Rensch Tour de France

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1947_Sun_Manxman_05

1947 Sun Manxman

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1947-TERROT-DE-COURSE-05

1947 Velo de Course d’Enfant TERROT

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1947-LaPerle-Duralumin-01

1947 Velo La Perle Meca Dural Duralumin

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Malvern_Star_06

1948 Malvern Star ‘5 Star’ Track Bike

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1948_PARIS_GALIBIER_03

1948 Paris Galibier

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1948-Paris-Galibier-12

1948 Paris Galibier (Original Paint)

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FOR SALE 1949 D.K Swan ‘Swan Sport’ 02 copy

1949 D.K Swan ‘Swan Sport’

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1950s Curly Hetchins 05

1950s Curly Hetchins ‘Brilliant’

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1951_Paris_Galibier_0

1951 Paris Galibier

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1953 Holdsworth Zephyr Road Path Model

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1950s_Dayton_Roadmaster_021

1955 Dayton Roadmaster

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1956 Ephgrave 05

1956 Ephgrave

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Paris Galibier 05

1956 Paris Galibier

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1959-oscar-egg-bicycle-1

1959 Velo de Course ‘Oscar Egg’

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1960-Curly-Hetchins-Experto-Crede-06

1960 Curly Hetchins Experto Crede

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1960-Oscar-Egg-02

1960s Randonneur Homme ‘Oscar Egg’

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LAUREN STEADMAN RIDES VINTAGE 1896 Raleigh Road Racer v 1918 Harley Davidson

LAUREN STEADMAN RIDES VINTAGE: 1896 Raleigh Road Racer v 1918 Harley Davidson VIDEO

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