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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: 71
Latest Activity: on Friday

My name is Cherries Jubilee and I ride a bike.

Discussion Forum

Clockwork Bicycle

Started by Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone. Last reply by Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone on Friday. 3 Replies

Anyone have any additional information on devices such as these?  This is about as steampunk as is possible without running a boiler....Continue

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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

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Comment by Felix Cartagena on March 23, 2015 at 6:50pm

Link for Ebay Store below does not work- Try-

GroovyDubber

Comment by Felix Cartagena on March 23, 2015 at 6:45pm
There is a purveyor of 19th and 20th century bicycles and wheeled vehicles on the UK Ebay who provides many antique bicycles and very complete histories to boot. Check our his Ebay store-
Although not a bicycle, he currently has a Victorian pram (baby carriage) for sale which is amazing. He also provides a concise history of baby carriages. See it on his Ebay Store page above.
Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on March 23, 2015 at 6:15pm

Oh my goodness, Mr. Felix, your wheel is simply splendid!

Comment by Felix Cartagena on March 21, 2015 at 5:50pm

The TREK Lime gets revamped again. Removed the rack to better show the wood fenders. Replaced the headlight/horn combo with a 1 Watt LED Repop light. Installed a large ding-dong bell on the seat post that is cable actuated from the handle bar. Mounted a 1950's Delta Red Guard Tail-Light (Model A-2246).

Comment by Paul Wilson on March 16, 2015 at 3:21pm

Greetings Gentlefolk from across the pond! As a cycle mechanic myself with coming up to 30 years experience i couldn't possibly miss an opportunity to join such a wonderful group as this! :) 

Comment by Dr. Jameson B Westering II on March 10, 2015 at 9:29pm

RIDE ON THE STURGIS HOME TRAINER The most startling thing of its kind ever invented. You simply put your own wheel [bicycle] on, mount, and ride straight ahead, just as you would on path or track. No fastening or support of any kind. Very little noise. Rollers are connected, and power is transmitted by chain; steel bearings; rollers are adjustable to resistance.

An indoor trainer from 1896.  Had no idea these things were that old!

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on February 27, 2015 at 5:41pm

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 February 27, 2015 at 5:30pm

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 ....

 
 
 

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