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  1. Mercian

    Ladies' cycling display film, London, June 1899

    Hi All, A nice piece of film showing a cycling display in 1899. There's the occasional bicycle scattered through the other clips too. Best Regards, Adrian
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    T.A. RICK Bicycle info or pictures wanted.

    Hi @HEMI426 I think a 3H serial is Huffman built 1953. Best Regards, Adrian
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    New B.S.A Mk.V

    Hi @leo healy You've probably seen this site, but just in case: https://bsamuseum.wordpress.com/1944-bsa-mk-v-military-roadster/ And a more general discussion from another site I haunt: https://hmvf.co.uk/topic/28281-ww2-phillips-mk-v-military-infantry-bicycle/ These bikes were not dated...
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    Morrow hub identification?

    Hi @JLF Yes D2 is Apr-Jun 1934. Best Regards, Adrian
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    Old bike

    Bonjour @Toxic J65597 est un numéro de série de la deuxième partie de 1918. Cordialement, Adrian
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    RCAF WW2 Military Bicycles?

    Hi @Mountain Trail Andy With Serge's information, you can find areference to the type of bikes supplied on Wiki: From 1939-1945 during the Second World War C.C.M.'s cycle's manufacturing facilities were taken over by the Canadian government and declared an essential war service. Two simple...
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    1942 Columbia?

    Hi @Schmity03 Thanks for letting me know, I can use the information to improve dating for other people. (-: J2 means the frame was made in February 1942. Have a Good Week, Best Regards, Adrian
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    TOC Standard Star Toe Clip(s)

    You're right, it wouldn't be difficult to get these laser cut and bent up. The patent/design right has expired too. Best Regards, Adrian
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    I would like some info on my high wheel bike, please

    Hi All, This video shows the installation of wired hard rubber tyres onto buggy wheels, but it's the same process. And, of course, common and easy to find in the 1880's. Best Regards, Adrian
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    TOC Standard Star Toe Clip(s)

    Dear All, For my WW1 Columbia "Military Model" I am looking for a Star toe clip like the one below, or a pair. As ever, although I'm in France, if you don't want to ship there, I have US friends who can recieve it and will help pass the the parcel. Photos: New Mexico Brant Photos...
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    Columbia Compax Military Find

    Hi All, Thinking about why Westfield missed out H, to quote myself: "In 1945, all bikes revert to the standard (Westfield) letter code of J. Which is also out of sequence since if there had not been a war: 1941 - F 1942- G 1943 - H 1944 - J (I is never used, too like 1) 1945 - K I wonder why...
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    Thread Of Original Old Photos Only -- No Discussion Please!

    Credit: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Leon Henderson, administrator of the wartime Office of Price Administration, pedals a Victory Bike in Washington, DC, 1942. Betty Barrett, an OPM stenographer, rides in the parcel basket.
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    Help narrowing down bicycle identity and age! Long shot question.

    @Kennewick Man Dear TaVaris, Good Luck, have fun, and let us know how it goes. It'll provide information for some future researcher. (-: Best Regards, Adrian
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    Columbia Compax Military Find

    Hi Jesse, That's a nice bike (-: L9, October 1944 frame. Sorry, I can't help with the markings, they could be something as simple as being able to identify it easily in a pile of similar bikes (My Army kit is identified with coloured tapes in a similar way). However, there are several...
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    Help narrowing down bicycle identity and age! Long shot question.

    Dear TaVaris, @Kennewick Man Yes, it's part of the fun identifying these mysteries. Luckily you had the enigmatic 'Birmingham', and after that it was the chainwheel... There's quite a bit more information here (in english), and the bike seems to have the same fork as yours...
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