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Bicycles in WW1 815

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Bicycles in WW1
« on: August 03, 2014, 02:37:55 PM »
I love this site anyway but they've done as centennial special here...

http://www.oldbike.eu/museum/world-war-one/

And a Boer war one too...

http://www.oldbike.eu/museum/boer-war/

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 03:58:56 PM »
Nice on Mike :tu:

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 04:05:23 PM »
Terrific bikes and thanks for the links.

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 05:51:11 PM »
Very cool mike,gives some ideas fory MTB's new paint job  :tu:
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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 06:42:25 PM »
You can't beat khaki :D

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 07:43:10 PM »
Forget the paint job, I want a rig to hold one of my SMLE's to my bike frame now! :drool:

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 08:40:12 PM »
You can't beat khaki :D

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Just what I was thinking mike  :salute:
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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 09:49:05 AM »
This article just popped up on the BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28442670

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 10:27:46 AM »
Thanks for the link :tu:

What a brave lad :(

Its a shame the bicycle was never taken seriously as a weapon of war, as history is littered with examples of how useful they were. The VC used them to great effect on the Ho Chi Min trail and the Japanese used them to encircle us Brits at Singapore.

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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 10:47:50 AM »
Not what I was looking for but interesting none the less
http://www.historicalfirearms.info/post/44812198776/boer-war-soldier-cyclists-above-an-australian

Having cycled a lot in SA,I wonder how they dealt with the thorn issues :think:

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 11:04:53 AM »
The Aussies came to the rescue there :) The aussie camel trains moved over to bicycles just before the Boer war and suffered the same problem of shredded tyres and tubes, so much so that they commissioned Dunlop to make a tyre with a thick canvas carcass. It didn't solve the problem but did make a hell of a difference by all accounts. The Aussie service men then took the tyre technology with them to Africa :)

I'll go hang my anorak up in the corner again now :D

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 09:57:44 AM »
Not what I was looking for but interesting none the less
http://www.historicalfirearms.info/post/44812198776/boer-war-soldier-cyclists-above-an-australian

Having cycled a lot in SA,I wonder how they dealt with the thorn issues :think:


Look at the size of the tires on that tandam  :o proper off road cycling  :salute:
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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2014, 10:22:24 AM »

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2014, 10:51:15 AM »
I think I'd quite like a maxim on my bicycle for when I get cut up :D

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 10:54:23 AM »
I think I'd quite like a maxim on my bicycle for when I get cut up :D

I was thinking 2 mini uzi's chuck norris style  :D
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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2014, 06:24:37 PM »
Its a shame the bicycle was never taken seriously as a weapon of war, as history is littered with examples of how useful they were.

The humble bicycle is seriously underrated in most people's view.

I thought it was neat to see that the bike had evolved to pretty much its current form by WWI.
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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2014, 06:40:31 PM »
Once the Rover Safety came ouf , that was pretty much it, and we've been stuck with the diamond frame ever since :)

I know the American armed forces are looking into bicycles atm . I think there are so many advantages really as there stealthy, low cost, very reliable with the ability to carry a lot of gear with not a lot of effort compared to marching :)

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2014, 09:26:03 AM »
Found it!

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Re: Bicycles in WW1
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2014, 09:50:06 AM »
Lol I remember that one :D

It was in a book called The Devils Paint Brush by Ian V Hogg when I fist saw it :)

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