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Archival Bicycles by Spoke Sniffer

Spoke Sniffer’s flickr photostream provides one of the best resources for visual ephemera from the golden era of cycling. Spoke Sniffer collects, or rather, salvages many of his images from eBay where content appears and disappears in a matter weeks. Alongside photographs of famous and ordinary cyclists, Spoke Sniffer documents vintage frames, bicycle parts, product …

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Archival Bicycles by Spoke Sniffer

Spoke Sniffer’s flickr photostream provides one of the best resources for visual ephemera from the golden era of cycling. Spoke Sniffer collects, or rather, salvages many of his images from eBay where content appears and disappears in a matter weeks. Alongside photographs of famous and ordinary cyclists, Spoke Sniffer documents vintage frames, bicycle parts, product …

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From the Archives: Velocouture 12/5/12

From Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Flickr link here. I think SNS Herning should introduce a range of cycling inspired heritage knitwear. At minimum, they need to bring out an Elmer Collins model. The patterning and doubled-up cuffs of this sweater are stunning

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Eugene Tweed Ride 4.26.09

On Sunday, I participated in the second Eugene Tweed ride of 2009 (disclosure: I was not present for Tweed Ride #1 which took place, according to this blog report, in slanting rain). By comparison with the original London Tweed Run, the Eugene version lacked eccentric Brits in matching plus fours and cycling brogues. However, our …

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Velocouture in Carefree (Sandrich 1938)

In lieu of synchronized dance moves, Fred and Ginger pursue each other by bicycle in the RKO studio film Carefree. At this point in my own cycling season, I’d rather pedal in wingtips on my new mixte than participate in the event I signed myself up for in January, that is, the Cascade 1200. In …

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Bike Rack Fashion: Part One

Though I prefer bikes with lugs, leather saddles and canvas luggage I’m starting to appreciate those ones reflecting elements of contemporary campus bike rack style (what I identify today as a tendency towards slap-dash utility, care worn parts, historical paint schemes and accidental or eccentric ornamentation). Here, I’m sidestepping away from an homage to the …

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