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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


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