Don’t blame me…

The humble bicycle is the ancestor of all vehicles on the road today.

The preservation of old bicycles is mostly in the hands of folks of similar vintage! It’s high time younger people discovered the hobby, and I hope your visit here will inspire new interest in old bicycles.

If you come across an old sit-up-and-beg cycle in your local area, why not buy it?

I prefer to retain the original patina of old vehicles but restore them mechanically. This is a cheaper practical way to discover how the mechanical components operate and develop basic skills and experience. Ebay now makes it much easier to locate parts. You’ll soon be well on your way through your first restoration and ready to take it to one of those excellent old steam fairs or vintage shows that take place all over the country in the summer.

But beware – old vehicles are addictive! Once you’ve bought your first one, the whole family might be drawn into your hobby …and increasingly adventurous projects may soon start accumulating inside the garage.

Don’t blame me! :)

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ONLINE MUSEUMS and VINTAGE WEBSITES

All adverts on this website are vintage.

To visit more online museums

PLEASE CLICK HERE

or see the page right at the bottom of this website

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The only commercial link is for my vintage vehicle sales website, above, which also provides a public database for the vehicles concerned…

Buy a Vintage Car, 3-wheeler, motorcycle, scooter, moped, cyclemotor…

Ready to buy vintage?

It just got much easier. BuyVintage Online Auctions had 100 entries in the first auction in March 2008, and a further 100 in the second one in May 2008. The current auction, from 2009 onward, also has many rare and interesting oddities to choose from.

PLEASE CLICK HERE – http://www.BuyVintage.co.uk – PLEASE CLICK HERE

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OCTOBER, 2007

Online vehicle museums are a new idea. I hope this inspires other enthusiasts to embrace technology. Digi-cameras now make it easy to take photos, and it’s not that difficult to upload photos to your computer, scan literature, and build simple blogs or websites.

Why hide your catalogues in a drawer, your bikes in a shed and your knowledge in your head?

Old folks considered bicycles the devil’s own transport when they came out in the 19th century. Every child has one now. Come on folks, fight technophobia. Combine modern technology with vintage technology …and put your collections online so others can enjoy them and learn about Great Britain’s glorious vehicle manufacturing history!

As Albert Einstein pointed out, Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving…

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UPDATE AUGUST 2013

From the main Museum Website, you can now visit over 30 separate websites for specialised areas of interest. Some are devoted to individual manufacturers, such as Raleigh, BSA, Premier, Triumph, Rudge-Whitworth, Humber, Peugeot, Sun, Hercules, Warrick, Columbia, Iver Johnson, Hendee Indian, Rambler, Mercury. Others refer to particular styles, such as Military Bicycles, Truss Bridge Frames, Cross Frames, Chainless Gears, Tradesmen’s Bikes, Character Bikes, Bicycle Cameras, Cyclemotors, Tricycles, Cycle-Sidecars, etc.

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THE MAIN MUSEUM WEBSITE:

(The Latest Extension of the Online Bicycle Museum, focussing on Earlier Bicycles)

Introducing Safety Bicycles

www.oldbike.eu

PLEASE CLICK HERE


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The World’s First Online Bicycle Museum, founded in 2007

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.wordpress.com


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Vintage Cars, Motorcycles, Scooters, Cyclemotors, Bicycles For Sale

There is no advertising anywhere on the 30+ Online Bicycle Museum websites.

But I support this free public internet database by restoring and selling vintage vehicles:

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://buyvintage.co.uk

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BSA & Military Bike Museum

The World’s First and Only Internet Database dedicated to Military & BSA Bicycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://BSABikes.co.uk

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EMANCIPATION: Bicycling for Ladies

Another World’s First Internet Database: this time illustrating how the freedom of cycling helped Female Emancipation:

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www/oldbike.eu/emancipation


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The Cyclemaster Museum

Another first: Cyclemaster and Cyclemotor history, founded in 2007

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://cyclemaster.co.uk

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THE SUNBEAM CYCLE MUSEUM

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://sunbeammuseum.wordpress.com/

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Museum for Triumph Bicycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://triumphbicycles.wordpress.com


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Museum for Raleigh Bicycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://raleighbicycles.wordpress.com

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Museum for

IVER JOHNSON & Truss-Frame Bicycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/iverjohnson

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CENTURY COLUMBIA

& 1892 CHICAGO EXPO WORLDS FAIR

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/centurycolumbia


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Museum for The Helical Premier

& Cross-Frame Bicycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/premier

Premier-Poster

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Museum for Rudge-Whitworth Cycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.RudgeWhitworth.com

rudge whitworth bicycle museum

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Museum for Humber Bicycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/humber

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Historic Peugeot Bicycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/peugeot

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HISTORIC TERROT BICYCLES

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/terrot

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Hendee Mfg Co & Indian Motorcycle Co

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/indian


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Museum for Chainless Bicycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/chainless

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A Celebration of Bicycle Sidecars

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/sidecars

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Sun Cycle & Fittings Co + Brown Brothers

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/suncyclefittings


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Tradesman’s Delivery Bike Museum

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.lowgravity.co.uk

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Museum for Hercules Cycle & Motor Co

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://HerculesMuseum.wordpress.com

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Museum for Mercury Cycles

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.wingyourheel.com


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RAMBLER Owners Club

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://ramblercycles.wordpress.com

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PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://manufrance.wordpress.com

Manufrance_Cycles


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DIAL-YOUR-RIDE

The Museum of Character Bikes

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://dialyourride.wordpress.com/

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Vintage 3-Wheeler (Triporteur) Museum

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.triporteurs.co.uk

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Museum for 1890s Cameras & Cycling

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.oldbike.eu/cyclecamera/

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Museum for John Warrick & the 1914 Warrick Motor Carrier

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://1914warrick.wordpress.com/


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A Review of the earliest days of Motorcycling

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.motorwheeling.com


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Another passion is Splitscreens

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.splitscreens.wordpress.com


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Pigs on Mopeds…

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://www.pigs-on-mopeds.com

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