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The Gallery

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

HUMBER & Co.Ltd., London, Beeston Humber Modele D´OR - 1899
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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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John P. McCLOSKEY, Ontario, Canada - 1896

John P. McCLOSKEY, Ontario, Canada - 1896
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Mercier, race machine, France – pobably 1975

Mercier, race machine, France – pobably 1975
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Levocyclette Terrot,, Terrot & Cie, Dijon, France – from 1905 to 1924

Levocyclette Terrot,, Terrot & Cie, Dijon, France – from 1905 to 1924
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"Imperial" Ames & Frost Company, Chicago, USA - 1893

"Imperial" Ames & Frost Company, Chicago, USA - 1893
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Gervat, Lyon, France - 1869

Gervat, Lyon, France - 1869
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Antonín Perič, "Jan Veselý", Praha, The Czech Republic - 1949

Antonín Perič, "Jan Veselý", Praha, The Czech Republic - 1949
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Siker racing bike, France - probably 1940

Siker racing bike, France - probably 1940
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Bianchi, race machine,Italy - around 1923

Bianchi, race machine,Italy - around 1923
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Štěrba Road Racing Special - Campagnolo 50th Anniversary 1983

Štěrba Road Racing Special - Campagnolo 50th Anniversary 1983
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Bailleux, racing bike, late 1930s

Bailleux, racing bike, late 1930s
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Race machine - Clément & Cie., Paris, France - 1895

Race machine - Clément & Cie., Paris, France - 1895
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High wheel Renard Paris, France - around 1875

High wheel Renard Paris, France - around 1875
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High wheel Meyer Paris, France - 1873/75

High wheel Meyer Paris, France - 1873/75
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Quadrant suspension safety – Quadrant Tricycle Co., Birmingham, England – 1889

Quadrant suspension safety – Quadrant Tricycle Co., Birmingham, England – 1889
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Surrey Machinists Co., London - England 1889/90

Surrey Machinists Co., London - England 1889/90
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The "Special Singer", Singer & Co., Coventry, England – c.1893

The "Special Singer", Singer & Co., Coventry, England – c.1893
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„Premier“ safety, Hillman, Herbert & Cooper, Coventry, England - 1886

„Premier“ safety, Hillman, Herbert & Cooper, Coventry, England - 1886
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Burgers velocipéde, Deventer, Holland - c.1870/72

Burgers velocipéde, Deventer, Holland - c.1870/72
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Le CYCLONE, Milders Fils, France – circa 1893/94

Le CYCLONE, Milders Fils, France – circa 1893/94
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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