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Victorian Cyclist, circa 1890. | by canong2fan
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Victorian Cyclist, circa 1890.

A print from a glass negative from about 1890.

We only recently started to print these amazing Victorian photographs and have been researching their origin. See more at www.cartes.fsnet.co.uk/terry/terry.htm

 

There are features on the bike which help to date it - solid tyres, radial spokes, only a front brake which presses the mudguard onto the tyre and the frame with a single bar. It is probably fixed gear as there are footrests on the front forks. The chap seems dressed for serious cycling and the cap may suggest membership of a club.

  

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Taken on November 6, 2008