A good old fashioned bike logo for you today, from Hercules bike co. One of the local second hand bike shops brought their stock onto the Nottingham campus the other day, and this old 'commuter' stood out as the oldest... and most interesting!
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
A crazy work schedule is keeping me away from the Bicycle Safari at the moment, but here's a little retro fixed gear treat for you. I've posted an awesome looking Harry Quinn bike before, but this is a Dave Quinn frame, and I don't fully understand the relationship between the two. Maybe someone will chip in on the comments!
Really nice lettering, just like on the Harry Quinn frame.
A nice little touch on the seat stays.
Saturday, 19 March 2011
This is not the first time I've seen a super crazy pink Peugeot bike sitting around Nottingham! Strangely.
This is the first vintage Peugeot mountain bike I've come across though, which makes a change from the usual Peugeot classic town or road bike.
A great old Peugeot bike logo on the head tube.
Again being built with the Peugeot direct brazing system, that I have seen before!
Monday, 14 March 2011
Continuing the never ending trawl through the world of obscure bicycle brands, today we have a Yeoman Envoy to take a look at!
Super clean design on the headbadge logo. Quite unlike most of the other much busier old bicycle logos of the 70s and 80s.
This particular one is a 20 inch wheeled, folding shopper bike. This were strangely popular back in the day in Britain, I guess because of their low cost and ability to tuck away in an awkward place.
Whoever owns this one certainly seems to want to hold on to it judging by the big lock on a small bike!
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Here's a nice slice of classic British racing bicycle for you today. It's an old Triumph, looking resplendent in red!
Awesome old fashioned head badge up front.
With some graphics that look like they're spanning the gap between the classic striped graphics of the 60s and 70s and pushing into the more fluid abstraction of the 80s and 90s! Thanks to some recent good weather here in Nottingham, the bike racks are filling up with interesting steel, dragged from people's sheds. So expect some more good bikes soon!
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Using an old bike as a daily commuter is very cool. It's sustainable, practical and sometimes classy. Especially when you've got a sweet lugged classic Condor frame like this!
The usual rad head badge logo!
I say it's a nice Condor frame, because some of the great details like this hand painted seat stay end.
Sticking out from the cockpit like a branch off a tree, is this bar grip shifter! A strange addition to a classic road bike you might think.