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erok

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Sep 2 2011 at 2:37pm #

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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Sep 2 2011 at 2:45pm #

This one is awesome

and for the gear heads:


humblesage

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Sep 2 2011 at 4:46pm #

Do bike movie ads count?


brian j

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Sep 2 2011 at 4:48pm #

Sorry, probably just totally mucked up the layout….


Ohiojeff

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Sep 2 2011 at 10:23pm #


ben

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Sep 2 2011 at 10:46pm #

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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Sep 2 2011 at 11:01pm #

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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Sep 3 2011 at 12:22am #

sure!


Astrobiker

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Sep 3 2011 at 12:34pm #

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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Sep 4 2011 at 4:42pm #

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


edmonds59

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Sep 5 2011 at 11:08pm #

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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Dec 2 2011 at 12:40am #


chemicaldave

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Dec 2 2011 at 12:54am #

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


dmtroyer

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Dec 2 2011 at 12:58am #


brian j

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Dec 2 2011 at 1:05am #

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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Dec 2 2011 at 1:43am #

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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Dec 2 2011 at 3:29am #

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


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe

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Dec 2 2011 at 1:53pm #

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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Dec 2 2011 at 5:50pm #

this one’s kinda…weird.


StuInMcCandless

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Dec 2 2011 at 6:37pm #

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


erok

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Dec 2 2011 at 10:06pm #

this one’s good.


erok

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Dec 2 2011 at 10:08pm #

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


Pseudacris

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Dec 4 2011 at 1:11pm #

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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Dec 4 2011 at 3:38pm #

^^ Love the “Bloomer Club Cigar” lettering.


Noah Mustion

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Dec 4 2011 at 9:44pm #

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


Pseudacris

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Dec 4 2011 at 10:17pm #

^ 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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Dec 10 2011 at 2:39pm #

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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Dec 10 2011 at 3:36pm #

I just discovered that I NEED a Rudge cottered crank.


erok

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Dec 10 2011 at 3:48pm #

AHHHHH The creepy kid shows up in a different ad


Eric

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Dec 10 2011 at 4:31pm #

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


brian j

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Dec 10 2011 at 5:02pm #

Vaguely related: Joel Metz’s chainring sleeve tattoo.


StuInMcCandless

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Dec 10 2011 at 6:51pm #

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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Dec 10 2011 at 6:54pm #

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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Dec 10 2011 at 7:27pm #

Linky?


salty

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Dec 10 2011 at 7:27pm #

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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Dec 10 2011 at 11:07pm #

Creepy ginger ahhhhhhh


chemicaldave

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Dec 12 2011 at 4:20am #


erok

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Dec 12 2011 at 7:28pm #

that’s going to give me nightmares


erok

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Dec 13 2011 at 10:07pm #

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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Dec 13 2011 at 10:11pm #

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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