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London Motorcycle Museumu - London, England +++++

A privat motorcycle museum. Part of museum is collection ex-motorcycle dealer Bill Crosby.

Contact: http://www.london-motorcycle-museum.org

232/A - London Motorcycle Museum
232/A - London Motorcycle Museum
232/A - London Motorcycle Museum
232/A - London Motorcycle Museum
232/A - London Motorcycle Museum
232/A - London Motorcycle Museum

album: 232/A - London Motorcycle Museum

232/B - Bill Crosby Collection
232/B - Bill Crosby Collection
232/B - Bill Crosby Collection
232/B - Bill Crosby Collection
232/B - Bill Crosby Collection
232/B - Bill Crosby Collection

album: 232/B - Bill Crosby Collection

 

Expo "200 Jahre Radfahren" 2018, Munchen - Germany +++++

„BICYCLES! A Love Story“ The Exhibition 2018, Wienna – Austria +++++

More than an exhibition.... An exccelent venue, a fun, a party, meetings, presentations...this all were framed very xtravagant exposition arrangement of bikes. Very good idea!

Contact: https://www.bicycles-exhibition.com

230 - BICYCLES! A Love Story
230 - BICYCLES! A Love Story
230 - BICYCLES! A Love Story
230 - BICYCLES! A Love Story
230 - BICYCLES! A Love Story
230 - BICYCLES! A Love Story

album: 230 - BICYCLES! A Love Story

Seasonal exhibition– Mnichovo Hradiště, Czech Republic +++++

A nice exhibition with many bicycles from Standa Hnizdil‘s collection and memebers of local clubs and three bicycles from museum of town Mnichovo Hradiště. This exhibition was opened through summer 2018.

Contact:  http://muzeum.mnhradiste.cz

229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.
229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.

album: 229 - Mnichovo Hradiště - Czech Rep.

Bicycle Raillway, Smithville – NJ, USA +++++

In 1891, four years after H.B.Smith´s death, Arthur E. Hotchins approached Smith Company officials to discuss plans for the production of his latest invention, an elevated bicycle railroad. A finished prototype served as a test model for bicycle railroads throughout the United States.

The Smith Company agreed to invest in this invention. The company´s mechanics completed the prototypes of the bicycle-like conveyance by the end of 1891 and tested these pedal-powered vehicles on a 200-foot section of track erected at the factory.

Smithville presented an ideal setting to demonstrate the railway. The most direct route between Mt. Holly and Smithvile lay along the creek´s level floodplain, making it possible to built the bicycle railroad on undevelopment land.

During good bussines times, the H.B. Smith Machine Company employed men from Mt. Holly. They walked the two miles to Smithville or took the train, but the station location was not convenient to most of the workers´ houses. This made the construction of the bicycle railway between the towns a practical proposal.

228/A - Smithville museum
228/A - Smithville museum
228/A - Smithville museum

album: 228/A - Smithville museum

The pictures were showed for 27th International Cycling History Conference, Nort Haven, USA, 2016.

228/B - Bicycle Raillway
228/B - Bicycle Raillway
228/B - Bicycle Raillway
228/B - Bicycle Raillway
228/B - Bicycle Raillway
228/B - Bicycle Raillway

album: 228/B - Bicycle Raillway

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI – USA +++++

The Pompous Museum, unfortunately, when we visited it in 2018, only two bikes are exposed to the public, although a large and valuable collection is hidden in the depository.

36/A - Henry Ford Museum 2018
36/A - Henry Ford Museum 2018
36/A - Henry Ford Museum 2018

album: 36/A - Henry Ford Museum 2018

Contact:  http://www.thehenryford.org/museum/index.aspx

Henry Ford said of his museum: “I am collecting the history of our people as written into things their hands made and used.... When we are through, we shall have reproduced American life as lived, and that, I think, is the best way of preserving at least a part of our history and tradition.”

Photos of bicycle display from 2005 (taken by Mr. Zdeněk Měsíček)

36/B - Henry Ford Museum – USA
36/B - Henry Ford Museum – USA
36/B - Henry Ford Museum – USA

album: 36/B - Henry Ford Museum – USA

 

Kelham Island Museum, Shiffield - England +++++

This high wheel was made in Sheffielf – England for the Paris Wold´s Fair, 1878. It has silver plated fittings and it is rumoured that it was made for the Tsar of Russia.

In the photograph, Frank Roper is shown holding the bicycle in 1935. Mr. Roper had a blok of eight shops all selling cycles and later motorcycle parts on London Road, Sheffield.

The bicycle was later acquired by Mr. Barrett in the 1960s, by then it was in a very poor condition and required the restoration of missing and corroded parts.

227/A OSPREY – F.W. Bagshaw, 1878
227/A OSPREY – F.W. Bagshaw, 1878
227/A OSPREY – F.W. Bagshaw, 1878

album: 227/A OSPREY – F.W. Bagshaw, 1878

Photo: Jiři Mewald

Contact: http://www.simt.co.uk/kelham-island-museum

227/B Kelham Island Museum
227/B Kelham Island Museum
227/B Kelham Island Museum

album: 227/B Kelham Island Museum

Pierce - Arrow Museum, Buffalo, NY – USA +++++

The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum and a new exhibit on Buffalo's Bicycles (1860s - 1920s). 

The collection of vintage bicycles and rare cycling memorabilia from the collections of Jim and Mary Ann Sandoro, the Burgwardt Family and the former Pedaling History Museum. 

Contact: http://www.pierce-arrow.com

226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA
226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA

album: 226/A – Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo, USA

THE BUFFALO TRANSPORTATION PIERCE-ARROW MUSEUM HONORS AND PRESERVES THE COMPANY’S LONG AND PRESTIGIOUS HISTORY. 

The Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company was a symbol of one of Buffalo’s most significant eras of growth, prosperity and of American innovation and ingenuity.

226/B – Pierce-Arrow Museum (cars), USA
226/B – Pierce-Arrow Museum (cars), USA
226/B – Pierce-Arrow Museum (cars), USA

album: 226/B – Pierce-Arrow Museum (cars), USA

VELORAMA - The Dutch National Cycle Museum, Nijmegen – Netherlands +++++

This is the best known, most extensive and most interesting bicycle museum in the world.

 All photos were taken from 2003 to 2018. We are very happy that had oportunity to visit museum minimum ones every year. Bicycles were changed on display always. Many new bicycles were there, many in proces of restoring, maybe some have been relocated, because were moved to an occasional exhibition or were sold or changed. If you will visit whenever you like I can to give a promis you to find there a big experiences with bicycles and new knowledge of bicycle hstory.

Contact:   www.velorama.nl

9/A. Nationaal Fietsmuseum VELORAMA, Nijmegen – Netherlands
9/A. Nationaal Fietsmuseum VELORAMA, Nijmegen – Netherlands
9/A. Nationaal Fietsmuseum VELORAMA, Nijmegen – Netherlands
9/A. Nationaal Fietsmuseum VELORAMA, Nijmegen – Netherlands
9/A. Nationaal Fietsmuseum VELORAMA, Nijmegen – Netherlands
9/A. Nationaal Fietsmuseum VELORAMA, Nijmegen – Netherlands

album: 9/A. Nationaal Fietsmuseum VELORAMA, Nijmegen – Netherlands

"Exhibition 2018" Brandýs n.Labem - Czech Republic +++++

A small local exposition. Very nice high wheels, many photos.....

Contact: http://www.muzeumbrandys.cz/cz/

225 - Expo Brandýs nad Labem
225 - Expo Brandýs nad Labem
225 - Expo Brandýs nad Labem
225 - Expo Brandýs nad Labem
225 - Expo Brandýs nad Labem
225 - Expo Brandýs nad Labem

album: 225 - Expo Brandýs nad Labem

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