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Excerpts from documentary: Victorian Cycles-Wheels of Change

Nice collection of excerpts on Vimeo from the 2004 documentary “Victorian Cycles-Wheels of Change”:

Producer and Director Jim Kellett also has some of these on Youtube:

…and a nice collection of stills on Flickr:

Much of this centered around Denver, Colorado in the 1890′s…

Posted: December 6th, 2010
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  1. 1 michael holloway said at 9:07 am on December 6th, 2010:

    Thanks for the links.

    I watched “First Bike Ride Up Pikes Peak”. Fascinating, chock-full of facts: Un-paved roads – of coarse, ‘just a cleared cart track’. Direct drive power train, I like that term. All machined parts rather than forged. Wow.

    I saw a bike on Jones Ave recently with that un-cabled break system, rods connecting levers to the rubbing mechanism, beautiful.

    At the Youtube link, “Womens Liberation and the Bicycle” quotes an 1890′s cycling publication encouraging women to don shorter shirts, and even knickerbockers(!), and “scorch the boulevard” on your bicycle!

    Cycling is definitely revolutionary.

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