Image thread: Old Bike Advertisements

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erok
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This one is pretty incredible:

and some other gems…what you got?

Not necessarily a bike ad:

…what you got?


erok
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This one is awesome

and for the gear heads:


humblesage
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Do bike movie ads count?


brian j
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Sorry, probably just totally mucked up the layout….


Ohiojeff
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ben
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OJeff: That Peugeot is pretty baller. The cassette is almost too small to see. CF main triangle with metal lugs; 80’s super speed machine!


Pseudacris
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Haha – great idea for a thread!

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Do public service announcements count? This one might be one of the strangest I’ve seen in a while.


erok
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sure!


Astrobiker
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That’s a great video. Thanks for sharing, Pseudacris.

Perhaps the sequel covers stopping for a fallen rider and basic first aid.


Ohiojeff
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@ben The cassette is almost too small to see Indeed. The proverbial straight block. Probably six cogs at most.


edmonds59
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Something like that, you mean?

There is a large jump between 4 and 5, 2 teeth, for those Ohio hills. Yeah, I haven’t ridden that wheel in a while.


Erica
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chemicaldave
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@rubberfactory: Yes! I was just thinking this thread needed more rad 90’s kid’s bike ads.


dmtroyer
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brian j
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GT

Eddie Fiola!

I saw him and Martin Aparijo back when Snitger’s had a shop on Penn Avenue (before it was Gatto).


abracadabra
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In “how to be awesome” it’s not clear if the “Special Purpose” label is referring to the top tube pad or his crotch.


salty
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someday you’ll find out what the special purpose was.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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kinda OT, but maybe not… my wife won me an awesome Jeff Guerrero coffee cup (now my every-day coffee cup) with a neat Pittsburgh skyline design across the top. On the front and back are images of a Schwinn that I was unable to identify until I just now saw dmtroyer’s post above. It is a Schwinn Manta Ray – 5-speed, with hand brakes!


erok
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this one’s kinda…weird.


StuInMcCandless
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Just in time to make a house purge go a WHOLE lot slower.


erok
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this one’s good.


erok
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just about every point on that says “stronger” or “strength.”


Pseudacris
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From the wikipedia entry on bloomers. Not a bike ad per se, but a piece of social satire that was on a cigar box lid.


TeamDecaf
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^^ Love the “Bloomer Club Cigar” lettering.


Noah Mustion
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are those tiny hand weights next to the bottles of booze on the lower right?


Pseudacris
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^ indeed!

Good description of this satirical piece here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bloomer-Club-cigars-satire-p-adv054.JPG


erok
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some other good ones

always been a sucker for the rudge hand

don’t even know what to think about this one

and the next two aren’t technically bike adverts, but…


edmonds59
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I just discovered that I NEED a Rudge cottered crank.


erok
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AHHHHH The creepy kid shows up in a different ad


Eric
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I have a t-shirt printed with that Rudge crank. It is pretty awesome.


brian j
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StuInMcCandless
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Chrysler Corporation was still making DeSoto cars in 1959, but the brand was declining fast. The last one was 1961.

It must have been really bad there in those last days, if they couldn’t even spell “manufacturing” correctly. They weren’t selling enough cars so they made bicycles, too?

And bikes with tailfins?


reddan
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I may have posted this before, but what the hey. (Click through for the full brochure)

The CYCLORATIO is the complete answer to those cycling “authorities” who declared that Cycle design had reached stagnation point.

Even in 1946, the recumbent evangelists were out there.


StuInMcCandless
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Linky?


salty
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compare the ‘frontage’ of the rider on the orthodox machine, to that of the rider on the Cycloratio.

Sorry, I can’t come up with a snappy quip because I can’t stop giggling…


stefb
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Creepy ginger ahhhhhhh


chemicaldave
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erok
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that’s going to give me nightmares


erok
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OK, so this isn’t really a bike ad, but this was an ad in Pittsburgh’s 1987 Great Ride. we just got a copy of the program in the office:

Teee Heeee:

Pappan’s Family Restaurant

and here’s apparently a water bottle

logo fail


erok
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here’s a closer look of pappan’s family restaurant

heheheee. just thought it was important to archive this on the internet

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