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Some Vintage Cycle Posters

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mr Phoebus, 16 Aug 2007.

  1. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    gladiator.jpg
    Clarissa regretted slavering so much Assos cream on.


    columbia.jpg
    "You've heard of a zonkey? Well we're going to have a ponkey.



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    Having zoomed easily past two gents, Mabel couldn't resist giving them the w*nker sign.
     
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    They are really good!
    where did you get them?
     
  3. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    ROFLMAO - workmates are wondering why I'm nearly wetting myself laughing!!!! :ohmy::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  4. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Here :ohmy:
     
  5. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Good Phoebus, GOOD.

    How about:

    "This is a bicycle" said Mister Paul.

    "What a load of crapola, if they're that good why don't I have one?" said Bonj
     
  6. radger

    radger Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
  7. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Nice pics!

    But have we got any vintage posters of Zonkeys, please?
     
  8. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Damn - I thought the thread title was referring to Yorkshireman et al
     
  9. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    the top one's used as a wine label methinks.....
     
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I've got a book full of these, and it has the monkey/parrot one in, and I'd always wondered "Why on earth...?" I can only assume that there is some fable or American folk tale about a monkey and a parrot... Anyone know?

    They weren't shy of showing knockers in those days. If bikes were advertised like that now, maybe cycling would be more popular!

    Also love the Mabel caption...:ohmy:
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    volunteering? :ohmy:
     
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Googling "Monkey Parrot" led me to this:

    http://skyways.lib.ks.us/poetry/juleps/monkey.html

    Which makes me suspect it's about something topical, maybe those are nicknames for statesmen or countries or something? Do we think the poster pre- or post-dates the poem (1913)?
     
  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    volunteering? :ohmy:[/QUOTE]

    You wouldn't believe the photos I've already posed for mate...:ohmy:
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    that poem could describe soapbox, with the names changed to protect the guilty :ohmy:
     
  15. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    don't worry, alecs, we'll forward them onto you. if you're going to be a member here, you have to have the full facts, so to speak.