When the first diamond frame bicycles became popular in the 1890s they were often called "wheels" - the national cycling association was called the "League of American Wheelmen." We have moved from "wheels" to "bikes," but the bicycles have remained remarkably the same over more than 100 years - elegant in their efficiency and simplicity. And many of the issues that we think are new? They were around then too.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
"The Best Gift of All"
1922 Bicycle ad before Christmas
The herald. (New Orleans, LA), December 14, 1922, Christmas, Image 23
I like that the bicycle is said to be "right up to the minute." The prices seem quite reasonable.
The ad is from the same period as this bike, the early 20s
Note headlight connected to battery under one of the two top tubes, horn, and tire pump. Pretty nice.
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