ORIGINS: EMPIRE

The initial ‘cycle boom’ of the late 1880s and 1890s created a massive new market for manufacturers in Britian and America. As is normal in such circumstances, it was followed by overproduction and increased competition, leading to a slump in sales. This destroyed the US cycle industry. However, Britain retained its leading position in the world because its cycle makers contined to export to the British colonies, creating new markets around the world…

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1870 Stirling Velocipede (Australian)

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1902 Gendron Men’s Bicycle (Canadian)

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1911 Anthony Horderns Bushman’s Universal Bicycle

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1918 WW1 ‘Machine Folding, General Service’ Empire 26″ Wheel Model

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1936 CCM ‘Flyte Streamlined’

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1936 Sun Special Aussie

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1948 Malvern Star ‘5 Star’ Track Bike

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1950 Malvern Star ‘Streamlyne’

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1970s VPW Leader Bronco (Montreal, Canada)

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1980s Raleigh ‘RMI’ Roadmaster Gents Roadster

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1990s ‘Boda-Boda’ Ugandan Bicycle Taxi

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2004 Airnimal Joey Folding Bicycle

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BRITISH EMPIRE: INTRODUCTION

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CYCLE ATTACHMENT ENGINES: 1910 CCM ‘Motosacoche’ Lightweight Motorcycle

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EMPIRE: AUSTRALIA

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EMPIRE: BRITISH EAST AFRICA: UGANDA

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EMPIRE: CANADA

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EMPIRE: NEW ZEALAND

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WW1 Gendron Coaster Wagons: ‘Armoured Car’ & ‘Army Service Car’

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