When you see a large collection all in one place it can be quite overwhelming, and hard to focus on particular items of interest. An online presentation makes viewing much easier. In 2007, the ONLINE BICYCLE MUSEUM came into being as a result.
Curating an online museum is no different than one with a physical location: it’s all about helping visitors view the collection. So you can now view the ONLINE BICYCLE MUSEUM via Facebook’s RIDE VINTAGE TV CHANNEL, which presents different aspects of the Museum you might not otherwise have noticed, as well as the latest updates. These will increasingly be accompanied by video.
As well as the RIDE VINTAGE TV CHANNEL, there are numerous Facebook Groups, where you can view and exchange information with me and fellow enthusiasts about different vintage bicycle topics.
You’ll need a Facebook account: then click on the links below each of the pictures.
EARLY RACING BICYCLES
PERFORMANCE CYCLES: TRICK BIKES, CIRCUS BICYCLES, CUSTOM BICYCLES
UNUSUAL FRAME DESIGNS: CROSS FRAME BICYCLES, X FRAMES, TRUSS BRIDGE FRAMES etc
EARLY MILITARY BICYCLES: 1886 – WORLD WAR 1
SPRUNG BIKES: SPRING-FRAME BICYCLES, SPRING FORKS, REAR SUSPENSION
CHAINLESS BICYCLES: SHAFT-DRIVE, ACATENE, CARDAN
BICYCLES & FEMALE EMANCIPATION
CHILDREN’S RIDING TOYS: JUVENILE BICYCLES, TRICYCLES, COASTER WAGONS, etc
EARLY BICYCLE HEAD BADGES, DECALS, EMBLEMS
REMOVABLE CYCLE PARTS: EARLY SADDLES, GRIPS, PEDALS, TYRES
PASSENGER CYCLES: RICKSHAWS, SIDECARS, FORECARS, COMMERCIAL CARRIER TRICYCLES
EARLY CYCLE HUBS & GEARS
TRIUMPH CYCLE CO: EARLY HISTORY 1880s – 1920s
ROYAL ENFIELD: EARLY HISTORY 1880s – 1920s
CENTAUR CYCLE CO: EARLY HISTORY 1880s – 1920s
ROVER CYCLE CO: EARLY HISTORY 1880s – 1920s
In addition, the three leading Facebook groups for vintage bicycle enthusiasts are:
NVCC FOR VETERAN CYCLES
BICICLETAS ANTIGUAS DE COLECCION