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The Gallery

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Hobby horse, copy, Germany – first registration 1818

Hobby horse, copy, Germany – first registration 1818

Hobby horse, copy manufactured according to an original made in Bohemia and currently stored in the Western Bohemia Museum in Plzeň

Hobby horse, copy manufactured according to an original made in Bohemia and currently stored in the Western Bohemia Museum in Plzeň

Hobby horse, original, probably Germany - from 1820 to 1850

Hobby horse, original, probably Germany -  from 1820 to 1850
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Pedamotive tricycle, Lever-driven machine, France c.1855

Pedamotive tricycle, Lever-driven machine, France c.1855
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Michaux boneshaker, Paris, France – around 1868

Michaux boneshaker, Paris, France – around 1868
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Michaux & Cie. boneshaker, Paris, France – 1868/69

Michaux & Cie. boneshaker, Paris, France – 1868/69
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Boneshaker, Manufacturer unknown, France - 1868

Boneshaker, Manufacturer unknown, France - 1868
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Boneshaker, Manufacturer unknown, France - 1868

Boneshaker, Manufacturer unknown, France - 1868
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L.Rives, France - 1868

L.Rives, France - 1868
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Cadot, Lyon, France, boneshaker – around 1869

Cadot, Lyon, France, boneshaker – around 1869
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Boneshaker with freewheel - A.Boeuf, France (System NICOLET), 1869

Boneshaker with freewheel - A.Boeuf, France (System NICOLET), 1869
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Gervat, Lyon, France - 1869

Gervat, Lyon, France - 1869
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ROCHE velocipéd, Vallans, France – 1869

ROCHE velocipéd, Vallans, France – 1869
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Suspension velocipéde Morére of Pamiers, Pyrenees, France – 1869

Suspension velocipéde Morére of Pamiers, Pyrenees, France – 1869
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Suspension velocipéde Bouchage & Cie, Lyon, France – 1869/70

Suspension velocipéde Bouchage & Cie, Lyon, France – 1869/70
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Bajard, the provience of Roanne, France - around 1869

Bajard, the provience of Roanne, France - around 1869
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Boneshaker, blacksmith production, France – around 1870

Boneshaker, blacksmith production, France – around 1870
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Boneshaker, black smith production, Manufacturer unknown - around 1869

Boneshaker, black smith production, Manufacturer unknown - around 1869
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Boneshaker with mudguards, Manufacturer unknown, France – 1870

Boneshaker with mudguards, Manufacturer unknown, France – 1870
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Boneshaker, TELLIER Paris, France – around 1869

Boneshaker, TELLIER Paris, France – around 1869
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Andrew MUIR & Co., Manchester, England – 1869/70

Andrew MUIR & Co., Manchester, England – 1869/70
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Gallery – evaluation

The point designation using stars facilitates rapid orientation and provides information on the importance and exceptional quality of specific machines (a similar system is used for hotels and restaurants – i.e. a greater number of stars corresponds to a higher level).

  • 5 stars – absolutely rare item, unprecedented, unexpected (e.g. the only item or prototype existing in the world)
  • 4 stars – quite rare item, original condition, technically very interesting (e.g. machine unambiguously belonging in the TOP selection of the TOP global collections)
  • 3 stars – technically interesting, original condition, museum quality (e.g. machine that would unambiguously adorn the collection of any museum in the world)
  • 2 stars – interesting, valued by collectors, frequently sought (e.g. machine with interesting technical node or unusual structural design)
  • 1 star – historical machine (e.g. typical bicycle suitable for a collection showing the developmental stages of the bicycle or regional brand name)

We would like to point out that this is only a general evaluation based entirely on our subjective opinions.

These galleries are a sort of virtual museum presenting the developmental line of bicycles with a great many key stages. The detailed photographs reveal the beauty of the individual presented exhibits and show researchers where to direct their attention.  We are well aware of the fact that each collector or researcher is interested in somewhat different aspects. The evaluation only draws attention to very interesting and exceptional machines. It does not exclude the possibility that the bicycle with the lowest number of stars is the one that will be most interesting for you. Basically, we even anticipate this, as you will not find an uninteresting machine in this gallery.

The Gallery

Race and sport bicycles