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The Gallery

HUMBER & Co.Ltd., London, Beeston Humber Modele D´OR - 1899

HUMBER & Co.Ltd., London, Beeston Humber Modele D´OR - 1899
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Štěrba Road Racing Special – 25th Anniversary 2017

Štěrba Road Racing Special – 25th Anniversary 2017

Wooden high wheel, made in France probably – after a year 1874

Wooden high wheel, made in France probably  – after a year 1874
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SAVER CYCLES, Saône et Loire, France - c.1920

SAVER CYCLES, Saône et Loire, France - c.1920
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Hard tire velocipéde L.FOUÉNARD - Paris 1869

Hard tire velocipéde L.FOUÉNARD - Paris 1869
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Boneshaker with carrier, Manufacturer unknown – around 1870

Boneshaker with carrier, Manufacturer unknown – around 1870

Boneshaker, Manufacturer unknown, France – around 1870

Boneshaker, Manufacturer unknown, France – around 1870

R. B. TURNER & Co., velocipede c.1870

R. B. TURNER & Co., velocipede c.1870
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Pedamotive tricycle, Lever-driven machine, France c.1855

Pedamotive tricycle, Lever-driven machine, France c.1855
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Colnago - Campagnolo Atlanta 1996

Colnago - Campagnolo Atlanta 1996
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John P. McCLOSKEY, Ontario, Canada - 1896

John P. McCLOSKEY, Ontario, Canada - 1896
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M.Giraud boneshaker, Lyon, France – around 1870

M.Giraud boneshaker, Lyon, France – around 1870
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Abingdon Works Co.,"King Dick" - Birmingham, England c.1887/8

Abingdon Works Co.,"King Dick" - Birmingham, England c.1887/8
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Automoto B.H. Speciál, model Tour de France - c.1930

Automoto B.H. Speciál, model Tour de France - c.1930
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High wheel Meyer Paris, France - 1873/75

High wheel Meyer Paris, France - 1873/75
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Suspension velocipéde Bouchage & Cie, Lyon, France – 1869/70

Suspension velocipéde Bouchage & Cie, Lyon, France – 1869/70
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Clément Ader, Double-frame boneshaker, France – around 1870

Clément Ader, Double-frame boneshaker, France – around 1870
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Brampton, sport machine, England - around 1920

Brampton, sport machine, England - around 1920
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Peugeot - Bicyclette "Lion", Valentigney, France - 1892

Peugeot - Bicyclette "Lion", Valentigney, France - 1892
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Burgers velocipéde, Deventer, Holland - c.1870/72

Burgers velocipéde, Deventer, Holland - c.1870/72
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Suspension velocipéde Morére of Pamiers, Pyrenees, France – 1869

Suspension velocipéde Morére of Pamiers, Pyrenees, France – 1869
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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