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Steampunk Style Cycling Union

Come join us to celebrate Steampunk touring in style.  We will talk about cycling fashion, bicycle maintenance, and all different kinds of pedal powered contraptions. Long live pedal power! Its good for fashion.  It's good for your health and its good for the planet.

Location: Western Washington and the World
Members: 67
Latest Activity: on Saturday

My name is Cherries Jubilee and I ride a bike.

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Bicycle Soliders of the 2nd Boer War

Started by Dr. Jameson B Westering II Dec 5, 2014. 0 Replies

During the second Boer War (1899 - 1902), fought in Southern Africa between the British Empire and the South African Republic and the Orange Free State, previously independent states that came into…Continue

Interesting Bicycling Couple,

Started by Lady Estelle T. Barada Nov 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Mrs Chrisman makes all of her own clothes to fit a Victorian-era shape, rides a 100-year-old penny farthing bicycle with her husband, Gabriel (pictured), and cooks with the guide of 19th century…Continue

The Girl on the Bicycle

Started by Dr. Jameson B Westering II Nov 12, 2014. 0 Replies

Miura Tamaki (1884 - 1946)…Continue

African American Cycling History

Started by Dr. Jameson B Westering II. Last reply by Dr. Jameson B Westering II Sep 9, 2014. 6 Replies

In honor of Black History Month, I thought I'd post up a few links and articles I've found in my wanderings through the bicycling and history sections of the aethernet.  I hope you enjoy these little…Continue

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Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on Saturday

Sadly, I gave up on the Copenhagen Wheel that my friend ordered for me last year. When they still could not give me a delivery date on January 1st, I simply had my friend cancel the order. I am now looking at a considerably more expensive option. This bike comes with a 24" wheel, which makes it a much better fit for me than the 26" Raleigh I am now riding. I also realized that I really need disc breaks if I have gone electric, regular squeeze breaks will have to be replaced nearly monthly in the hilly terrain I bike in every day. (sigh).

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on Saturday

That is so cute!  Looks like it is in pristine shape too.

Comment by Felix Cartagena on February 24, 2015 at 7:16pm

My latest wheeled acquisition... a 1966 Raleigh RSW Compact folding bike, complete with plaid back pack bag. Ye gads, this was made the year I graduated from High School!

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on February 17, 2015 at 3:26pm

Short ride today, but it was 60 degrees  and even lightly garbed, my felt helmet cover was too warm.  So it will be retired for the season and my green straw will replace it.  Wow, and it is only mid-February...but there is no such thing as climate change ....

Comment by Phineas Wotan Sprockett, O.C.C. on February 17, 2015 at 5:17am

Not seen this one before.   Really cute.

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on February 16, 2015 at 5:26pm

This gave me such a giggle, I couldn't help posting it.  Please take it in the context of the time it was printed.

Comment by Phineas Wotan Sprockett, O.C.C. on February 16, 2015 at 10:57am

Oh, how I wish I live next door to you!!!

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on February 16, 2015 at 9:43am

The front of Mrs. Chrismans tricycle.

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on January 31, 2015 at 7:59pm

So ... Here I am with Daisy Bell and my new Brooks saddle after an 8 mile ride.  I am not too sore, but I imagine I will  really know tomorrow.  Mr. Chrisman gave em some good advice about conditioning my saddle and it appears to me that it will  break in well before the end of winter.  Of course it was like 45 degrees F today.  No really. I had to take off my leather riding cape because i was sweating.

Comment by Commodore Campbell on January 25, 2015 at 7:55am
You may find https://m.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534... interesting; it is a 1945 British film on the making of Raleigh bicycles. A lot of hand work was still involved; except for the specially-built automatic cutting machines that replaced jigs and hand tools, bicycle manufacture was still not far removed from how it had been at the beginning of the industry.
 
 
 

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