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Vintage bike ads and photos

Since I didn’t have enough time to put together a proper post, here are some of my vintage bike ads and photos to enjoy.

I’m glad they don’t look like that anymore!


I would not want to ride that!

Nor that!

I’d buy that just for the dinosaurs!

Tandem bikes have come a long way since 1869!

Are kids allowed to ride bikes to school anymore, or do their helicopter parents forbid it?

Check out those prices!

No comment!

I’d love a vintage Schwinn bike.

It seems like Schwinn’s best bikes were made for kids, without adult versions.

I wish more vintage bike ads had shown girls.

Speaking of females and bikes! It seems like this ad is saying the Duplex will prevent a sexually stimulating feeling during biking.

As though their competitors weren’t all claiming to be the best too!


I started reading at three (my first book was Grimm's Fairy Tales, the uncensored adult version), started writing at four, started writing book-length things at eleven, and have been a writer ever since. I predominantly write historical fiction family sagas/series. I primarily write about young people, since I was a young person myself when I became a serious writer and didn't know how to write about adults as main characters. I only write in a contemporary setting if the books naturally go into the modern era over the course of the decades-long stories being told over many books. I've always been drawn to books, films, music, fashions, et al, from bygone eras, and have never really been too much into modern things. If something or someone has appeal for all time, it'll still be there to be discovered after the initial to-do has died down. For example, my second-favorite writer enjoyed a huge burst of popularity in the Sixties and Seventies, but he wrote his books from 1904-43, and his books still resonate today, even after he's no longer such a fad. Quality lasts for all time.

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