Monday, August 31, 2015

1929 Austro Daimler bicycle

On holiday in Slovenia recently I came across this rather lovely 1929 Austro Daimler cycle in an antique shop in the city of Ptuj. The condition was wonderfully original with wooden handlebar grips, frame fitting leather toolbag, lighting set and Slovenian bicycle licence plate. Thankfully for my wallet it was already sold or I would have left 350 euros lighter! 

1929 Austro Daimler.

1929 Austro Daimler. Nice mudguard mascot.

1929 Austro Daimler awaits new home.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Early childs tricycle and pedal car

Cute photo of a pair of young 'uns with their toys looking like they are to the manor born. 

Tricycle and pedal car probably from the 1900s.

Monday, August 17, 2015

BSA Gold Vase

Maybe I shouldn't admit this in public but I bought this BSA (it was cheap) because I had a Cyclo derallieur on the shelf and the frame has the right braze on to suit it. I concede that most folks might have parted with the gearset and lived happily ever after but I wanted to fit one and see how well it works. Plus this is quite a nice pre-war frame even if it is slightly small for me...

BSA Gold Vase frameset.

Cyclo gear braze on.

Original BSA Gold Vase transfer.