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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:28 am 
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Not my absolute faves, but good nonetheless: My real favourites are generally going to be largely British and French posters/ads, though I'm sure many countries have their share.


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File comment: I like this ad as a historical piece because very much, before Greg Lemond and Lance Armstrong, it reflects a bit how American Cycling was, largely a local affair. At times, I reflect if the UK has had a similar situation. Now, it is enjoying some interna
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File comment: This has it's obvious attractions. Still, in the final analysis, some of those famous French posters are real crackers, paintings from a long time ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:54 am 
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great idea for a thread!!

This one sticks out in my mind...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:42 am 
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Thanks Mate. That is another informative ad. After I posted this, it came to me that there might be similar pages in the galleries but I'm not sure. I was reading the Diamondback catalogs the other day.

I see this is a Retro Forum and I think in the UK there is a more exclusive "3 speed" type of forum somewhere I've only heard about for really vintage velos.

Still, there's no excuse for people not to post interesting finds:

Image Nice, some of the early French posters can be real "Va-Va-Va-Voom" if you know what I mean, the Liberte cycles ad for one. This Royal Fabric is a bit of a "travelogue" type of poster.

I have the Hercules "Coronation" Ad here at home.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/303 ... b8.jpg?v=0


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File comment: For "uniqueness", this Humber poster certainly is like no other with the angels in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:13 am 
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Let me share this again, I'm sure no-one will mind!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:18 am 
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double post. :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:10 pm 
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I'll just post some links! :wink: All bike ads though....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/345 ... a6bd_b.jpg Looks like it could be the same model as the one in Stick Legs post.

That ad also reminds me a lot of the very vintage http://www.art.com/products/p10070727-s ... 75915aafef Culottes Velo Ski poster which seems to have made the rounds to bicycling magazines and the like. Rather arousing like many have been.

Before this goes to far, for the women, I've even seen one I think that has more than even this one: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_atrK-jBKJKY/S ... osters.jpg

I like "Liberator", had it as my computer wallpaper for awhile. http://rlv.zcache.com/liberator_cycles_ ... wm_400.jpg Some places sell those old posters, the French certainly had their share of paintings with beauties in them but I really like the warrior of Gaul.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:21 pm 
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We all Love/Hate this one.


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