4. THE BLOOMER CLUB

Online Bicycle Museum bloomer club

“When women first began to ride the bicycle many (old fogey) physicians said it would be very injurious,” explained Ida Trafford Bell in July 1894.
“The undue exercise was dilated upon and the peculiar liability to straining or to getting falls or bruises, and, in fact, every possible objection which old-fashioned ideas and obsolete theories could suggest was brought up.
Probably not one of the objectors could ride a bicycle to save his life or had ever felt the exhilarating joy of a truly fresh breath of air taken into the lungs like a stream of electrical vitality.…
But the day of old fogies is happily passed. Women defied the dear old fellows with their last century notions, and with commendable pluck learned to ride, and ride well, swiftly, gracefully, athletically.
The women of today now mount their wheels and go forth for a rapid spin in the open air, knowing that in this way they can best win strength and courage to meet their many household worries.
Dame Fashion also has smiled approval, and has decreed that women of the highest standing in the world of society may go forth mistresses of the art of bicycling, free and untrammeled by conventional dress and musty tradition…”

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raleigh_dates_frame_numbers1

1. Bicycle Frame / Serial No Dating

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Working MetalsUckfieldPicture by Jim Holden

1818/1819 Johnson’s Ladies Walking Machine

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1-1888-Rudge-Royal-Crescent-Tricycle

1888 Rudge Royal Crescent Tricycle

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1889-LADY’S-QUADRANT-TRICYCLE-00

1889 Lady’s Quadrant Tricycle

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1891-American-Ideal-Rambler-60-1

1890 G&J American Ideal Rambler (for Girls)

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1889-Hillman-Herbert-Cooper-THE-PREMIER-85

1890 Hillman Herbert & Cooper ‘The Premier’ Convertible

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1890s Gendron Treadle Tricycle 12

1890s Gendron Girls’ Tiller & Treadle Tricycle

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1893_Overman_Victoria_01

1893 Overman Victoria Single Tube Ladies’ Bicycle

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1894-ELLIOTT-HICKORY-64

1894 Elliott Hickory Ladies Safety

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1895_Goldsworthy_05

1895 Goldsworthy Juvenile Convertible

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1895_rambler_ladies_01

1895 Gormully & Jeffery ‘Model D’ Ladies Rambler

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1895 ROVER JK Starley 05

1895 Ladies Popular Rover

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1895 Ladies Telegram 05

1895 Ladies’ Telegram (Telegram Cycle Mfg Co)

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1896 BSA Ladies Straight Frame 05 copy

1896 BSA Ladies’ Straight Frame

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1896_STANDISH_05

1896 Butts & Ordway Standish Lady’s Bicycle

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1896-cycle-world5

1896 CYCLING WORLD ILLUSTRATED

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1896_Humber_Synyer_051

1896 Humber Synyer Lady’s Safety

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bicycle_museum_01

1896 MUNSEY: THE WORLD AWHEEL

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1896 Ritter Road Skates 05

1896 Ritter Road Skates (Ladies Model)

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1896-RITTER-SKATES-LADIES-01

1896 Ritter Road Skates (Ladies Size 10)

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1897 SINGER MODELE DE LUXE 05

1897 Singer Modele de Luxe Ladies

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1897-Velo-au-Bon-Marche-08

1897 Velo Dame au Bon Marche, Paris

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1897_Triumph_052

1897 Victoria Triumph No 15 for Ladies

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columbia_66

1898 Columbia Ladies Chainless (Shaft drive)

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FOR SALE 1898 Centaur Lady’s 05

1898 Ladies’ Centaur

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1896_New_Hudson_04

1898 New Hudson ‘Special Popular’ Lady’s Safety

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1898_Raleigh_051

1898 Raleigh No. 12 Lady’s Bicycle

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1899-Rambler-Princess-Thyra-Denmark-66

1899 Gormully & Jeffery Rambler (Denmark)

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FOR SALE 1899-Premier-Helical-Tricycle-57

1899 Helical Premier Ladies’ Tricycle

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1899-Acatene-Metropole-05

1899 L’Acatene-Metropole Velleda ‘Model 207’

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FOR SALE 1899 Army & Navy Cooperative Ladies Tricycle 05

1899 Quadrant ‘Army & Navy’ Tricycle

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1899-Stearns-Ladies-Bicycle-56-1

1899 Stearns Special Model C for Ladies

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1899 Clement Bicycle 05

1899 Velo Dame ‘Clement’

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1900-BSA-Springframe-62

1900 BSA Lady’s Spring-Frame

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1899 Clement Ladies Bicycle 05

1900 Clement Lady’s Bicycle

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1896_Humber_Synyer_051

1900 Humber First Grade Free Wheel Lady’s Safety (with Band brake)

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1900-Royal-Enfield-Tandem-04

1900 Royal Enfield Tandem for Lady & Gentleman

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sunbeam-bicycle-museum-1

1900 The Ladies’ Golden Sunbeam

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1901 GEORGES RICHARD 05

1901 Bicyclette de Dame ‘Georges Richard’

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1901 Crescent Chainless 05

1901 Crescent Ladies Bevel-Gear Chainless

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1910_Triumph_Ladies_01

1901 Imperial Triumph Ladies

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1901 Francaise Diamant 05

1901 La Bicyclette Societe La Francaise ‘Modele pour Dame’

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1901_New_Hudson_08

1901 New Hudson ‘Royal’ Ladies

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1901_royal_sunbeam_01

1901 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1901_Rudge_Tricycle

1901 Rudge-Whitworth No 31 Special Lady’s Tricycle

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1898-Silver-Queen-10

1901 Silver Queen Lady’s Safety

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1902 Ivel Biggleswade 05

1902 Ivel No 5 Lady’s Safety

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1902 Lady’s First Grade Raleigh 0

1902 Lady’s First Grade Raleigh

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1904 Lea Francis 05

1902 Lea Francis Lady’s ‘Design No 2’

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1903_Terrot_Bicycle_03

1903 Bicyclette Terrot de Dame Modele No 1

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FOR SALE princess-victoria-rudge-whitworth-1-1

1903 Rudge-Whitworth Lady’s ‘No 2’ Aero-Special

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1903-Rushbrooke-Halfords-Ladys-Cycle-20

1903 Rushbrooke & Co Lady’s Cycle (Halfords)

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1903 Ladies Sunbeam 05

1903 Sunbeam Ladies’ Model

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1903-THE-LADYS-ELSWICK-05

1903 The Lady’s Elswick Cross Truss Model

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1903 Triumph 05

1903 The Royal Triumph Lady’s ‘No 7B’

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1904-Special-Triumph-01

1904 ‘Special Triumph’ Ladies Bicycle

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1902 BSA Springframe

1904 BSA Lady’s Spring-Frame

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1904-Dursley-Pedersen-Ladys-Royal-Roadster-05-copy

1904 Dursley Pedersen Lady’s Royal Roadster

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1904_FRANCAISE_DIAMANT_01

1904 La Bicyclette Societe La Francaise Grand Luxe pour Dame

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1904_New_Rapid_Bicycle_01

1904 New Rapid Lady’s Bicycle (St. George’s Engineering Co Ltd)

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Adventure_Solitary_Cyclist

1904: THE ADVENTURE of the SOLITARY CYCLIST

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1905_Royal_Enfield_01

1905 Royal Enfield ‘Model D’ Lady’s Bicycle

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1905 Singer 05

1905 Singer Lady’s de Luxe

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1905-The-Ladys-Rover-30

1905 The Lady’s Rover

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1905-Velo-Grands-Magasins-du-Louvre-06

1905 Velo Dame Grands Magasins du Louvre

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1906-Raglan-Lady’s-Safety-05

1906 Raglan Lady’s Safety

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1906-Royal-Enfield-Standard-Girder-65

1906 Royal Enfield Lady’s Standard Girder

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1910s Dursley Pedersen Ladies 05 copy

1907 Dursley Pedersen Lady’s Royal Roadster

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1903 FN Chainless Ladies 05

1907 FN (Fabrique Nationale) Ladies ‘Chainless Type C55’ (Shaftdrive/ Cardan)

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1907_Golden_Sunbeam_04

1907 Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1907 Rudge-Whitworth Ladies Tricycle 05

1907 Rudge-Whitworth Tricycle: No 31 for Ladies

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1908_1

1908 Humber Lady Back Tandem

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1905_Royal_Enfield_Riche-Girder-04

1908 Royal Enfield ‘Modele Riche’ Lady’s Duplex Girder

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1908-Rudge-Whitworth-041

1908 Rudge-Whitworth No. 2 Aero-Special Lady’s Bicycle

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1908_Raleigh_24

1908 Special Raleigh for Ladies

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1908-Standard-Triumph-05

1908 Special Triumph No. 4B Lady’s

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1909_Rudge_01

1909 Rudge-Whitworth No 61 Crescent Lady’s Bicycle

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Oldbike_Bicycle_Museum_Wall_Autowheel_1

1909-1914 Wall Autowheel

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FOR SALE 1910 Chase Gents 1912 Chase Ladies

1910 Chase Gents & 1912 Chase Ladies

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FOR SALE 1910 Fleet Ladies 05 copy

1910 Fleet (Ariel) Standard Lady’s

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1910_Raleigh_Ladies_02

1910 Raleigh Ladies Popular No 27

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IMG_5937-copy

1910 Sparkbrook National Lady’s Roadster

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1911_Raleigh_Boys_Bicycle_04

1910s Boys’ Raleigh ‘The Flying Girl’

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x1912 BSA Lady’s Roadster Bicycle 82

1910s BSA Lady’s Roadster Bicycle Model 4D

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1911 Golden Sunbeam 05

1911 Golden Sunbeam for Ladies (Green Enamel)

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1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame 05

1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame

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1911-Raleigh-Modele-Superbe-Ladies-X-Frame-16

1911 Raleigh Modele Superbe Ladies X Frame (Unrestored)

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1912_Raleigh_04

1912 Popular Raleigh All Steel Lady’s No 27

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1906-Royal-Enfield-Standard-Girder-03-1

1912 Royal Enfield Duplex Girder Lady’s

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1912 Rudge Ladies 05

1912 Rudge-Whitworth Lady’s Bicycle (Red)

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1912 RUDGE CRESCENT 05

1912 Rudge-Whitworth No 61 Crescent Lady’s Bicycle

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1914 BSA Ladies 05

1913 BSA Modele de Luxe Lady’s Bicycle

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wall autowheel

1913 First Pattern Lady’s Wall Auto-wheel

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1913 Ladies Premier 36

1913 Model No 2 Lady’s Special Premier

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1913 Royal Enfield 05

1913 Royal Enfield Standard Ladies Roadster

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FOR SALE 1914-Golden-Sunbeam-for-Ladies-ONLINE-BICYCLE-MUSEUM-05

1914 All Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914-Sunbeam-Tricycle-55

1914 All-Black Golden Sunbeam Tricycle

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10_bsa_ladies_5-copy

1914 BSA ‘Model 4D’ Lady’s Roadster

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1914_Golden_Sunbeam_24

1914 Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914 Golden Sunbeam 05

1914 Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914_Hazlewood_1

1914 Hazlewood Ladies Bicycle

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1914 James Mercury Lady’s Model 29

1914 James Mercury Lady’s Model 29

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1914_Premier_05

1914 Premier ‘No 6’ Lady’s Popular

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1914 Premier 05

1914 Premier Model No 2 Lady’s Special

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1914 Royal Sunbeam 05

1914 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies 05

1914 Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1914 Rudge-Whitworth Munitionette 0

1914 Rudge-Whitworth Lady’s Crescent (WW1 Munitionette)

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1915 Golden Sunbeam 05

1915 All-Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1915_Sunbeam_05

1915 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1916 Ladies Golden Sunbeam 05

1916 All-Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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FOR SALE 1916 Lady’s Rover 05

1916 Lady’s Rover

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1917-Raleigh-All-Steel-Model-C-Ladies-05

1917 Raleigh ‘All-Steel’ Model C Lady’s Roadster (WW1)

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1918 BSA DE LUXE 05

1918 BSA Lady’s Modele de Luxe

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1918_Harley_Davidson_061

1918 Harley-Davidson Model 318

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1918_Rover_02

1918 Lady’s Rover Bicycle Model A

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starley_01

1918 Starley Regal (Dingley Brothers)

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1918-1923 Indian Girls Hendee Mfg Co 05

1918-1923 Hendee Mfg Co – Indian Girls Roadster Model 154

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1919-Golden-Sunbeam-Ladies-12

1919 All-Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1919 Emblem Mfg Co 05

1919 Emblem Women’s Roadster Model 35

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1919_Swift_Bicycle_01

1919 Swift Cheylesmore Ladies Swan-Neck Cycle

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FOR SALE 1920s-WONDER-ladies-05 copy

1920s Cycles Wonder pour Femme

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FOR SALE 1920 Emblem Greyhound 05

1920s Emblem ‘Greyhound’ Young Girls’ Bicycle

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FOR SALE 1920s-Lady’s-Elswick-Popular-Truss-08

1920s Lady’s Elswick Popular Truss

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1920s_New_Hudson_05

1920s New Hudson Lady’s Imperial

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1923_Royal_Enfield_02-copy

1920s Royal Enfield Special Green Lady’s, Model No 100

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1921 Rudge Whitworth Aero 05

1921 Lady’s Rudge-Whitworth No. 7 Aero-Special

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1923_Humber_01

1921 Olympia Humber Lady’s Model No 10

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1922-Tricycle-Monet-Goyon-04

1922 Monet & Goyon VELOCIMANE Mixte ‘ Type G’ Tricycle

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1910-Rudge-Aero-06

1922 Rudge-Whitworth No. 2 Aero-Special Lady’s Featherweight

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1923_Humber_01

1923 ‘Popular’ Humber Model No 6 Ladies

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1919_ROYAL_SUNBEAM_03

1923 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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FOR SALE 1923 BSA All-Weather Ladies’ Bicycle 0

1923 BSA All-Weather Ladies’ Bicycle

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1923-Raleigh-06

1923 Lady’s Special Raleigh (Green)

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1924_Elswick_Truss_01

1924 Lady’s Elswick Popular Truss

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1924_Rudge_01

1924 Rudge-Whitworth DeLuxe Lady’s Bicycle

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1924_swift_ladies_00

1924 Swift Cheylesmore Ladies Bicycle

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1925_Ariel_03

1925 Ariel Tourist Lady’s

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1925 Hercules Popular Lady’s Bicycle

1925 Hercules Popular Lady’s Bicycle

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1925_Rudge_02

1925 Rudge-Whitworth No 28 Lady’s Standard Bicycle

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1920s_terrot_dame2-copy

1925 Terrot ‘Dame Touriste’ Grande Luxe

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1926_Royal_Sunbeam_061

1926 All-Black Royal Sunbeam for Ladies

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1927_Ariel_04

1927 Ariel Tourist Lady’s Bicycle

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1927 Vialle Freres bicyclette elastique 05

1927 Vialle Freres Bicyclette Elastique

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1927 Vialle-Freres-bicyclette-elastique-0

1927 Vialle Freres Bicyclette Elastique (Velastic)

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1928 Columbia Girlcycle Tricycle 02

1928 Columbia Girlcycle Tricycle

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1928_Rudge_03

1928 Rudge-Whitworth No 28 Lady’s Standard Bicycle (with Coupled Brakes)

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1929 Manufrance 4 vitesses Reto-Directe 05

1929 Manufrance Hirondelle 4-Speed Retro-Directe Ladies

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1929-Rudge-Whitworth-No-28-Ladys-Standard-Bicycle-05

1929 Rudge-Whitworth No 28 Lady’s Standard Bicycle    

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1929 Shelby Lindy Girls Bicycle 34 copy

1929 Shelby Lindy Girls Bicycle

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1930s_Gazelle_Ladies_Bicycle_05

1930s Gazelle: Dutch Ladies Shopping Bicycle

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1930s Gorricke with Anker Sichelrad (Spring-Fork) 07

1930s Gorricke with Anker Sichelrad (Spring-Fork)

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1920s_Peugeot_7

1930s Peugeot Child’s Bicycle

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1931 Sunbeam 05

1931 All-Black Golden Sunbeam for Ladies

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1TS100_zip

1931 Fenton Zip Special Lightweight Juvenile Sidecar

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1932-Humber-Olympia-06

1932 Humber Olympia X Model 54

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FOR SALE 1938_Triumph_bicycle

1934 Triumph Ladies Special Tourist

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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_Royal_Sunbeam_05

1937 Royal Sunbeam (Ladies’) Light Roadster

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1937_Triumph_44

1937 Triumph Lady’s Club Tourist CTL

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1938_Adler_031

1938 Adler Dammenrad Ladies Bicycle

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1939_Anker_04

1939 Anker Sichelrad Lady’s Springfork Bike

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1950 Junior Parabike 05

1946-1953 BSA Junior Parabike: Girl’s Model PJ/2

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FOR SALE 1940s BSA Parabike Girls 1

1946-1953 BSA Junior Parabike: Girl’s Model PJ/2

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1946_BSA_Junior_04

1946-1953 BSA Junior Parabikes – Boy’s & Girl’s

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1946-BSA-Parabike-Junior-08

1946-1953 BSA Junior Parabikes: Boys & Girls

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1948 Velo Dame Genial Lucifer (Mestre & Blatge)

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donald_duck_02

1949 Shelby Donald Duck Girls Bike

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1950 Malvern Star Coronation 05

1950 Malvern Star ‘Streamlyne’

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1950_James_Tricycle_06

1950s James Ladies’ Tricycle

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Triumph & Sidecar 05

1950s Triumph Ladies & Gents Bicycles with Sidecars

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1951 Gene Autry Girls Bicycle with accessories 05

1951 Monark ‘Gene Autry’ Girls’ Bicycle

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1951-Monark-Gene-Autry-052

1951 Monark Silver King ‘Gene Autry’ Girls’ Bicycle

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1951 NSU 05

1951 NSU Ladies Tourenrad Model 55

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1952-Hopalong-Cassidy-Girls-04

1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy Girls Bicycle

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1952-Hopalong-Cassidy-Young-Girls-Bike-05

1952 Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy Young Girls Bicycle

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1956_FC_Parkes_Sun_36

1956 F.C. Parkes (Sun) ‘Autograph’ Ladies’ Bicycle

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1968_Raleigh_Wisp_20

1967 Raleigh Wisp

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