STYLES: TRICK RIDERS, CIRCUS, CLOWN & CUSTOM BIKES

After the bicycle started competing with the horse as a means of personal transportation, it also became popular as a foil for trick riders. Bicycles were ‘customised’ to suit the requirements of performers. Custom designs were later created by both manufacturers and hobbyists.

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Items in this Collection

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1891 Performers’ (Trick Riders’) Pneumatic Monocycle (Unicycle)

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1891 Performers’ (Trick Riders’) Rudge Pneumatic Ordinary

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1900 7ft ‘Giraffe’ Unicycle

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1900 Warwick Cycle Co ‘Giraffe’ (McCormack patent)

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1900s Hunt & Son Home Trainer

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1900s Semi-submersible Water Bicycle

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1900s SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE WATER BICYCLE VIDEO

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1920s Child’s Expanding Bicycle

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1920s Rolls Racer Circus Trike

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1934-37 Ingo-Bike ‘X-ercycle’

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1935 Ingo-Bike

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1939 Sironval Sportplex Quadricycle

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1946 Monark Silver King ‘Hextube’ Motorised Custom

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1950s BSA All-Chrome Performer’s Bicycle

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1950s Circus Bicycle with Eccentric hubs

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1950s Clown Bike. Previously owned by Jack Natirboff, the ‘Bicycle Clown’

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1950s George Stratton Clown Bike

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1950s Motobecane Carousel Motorcycle

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1960s Union Strano # 782794

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1960s Union Strano #775388

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1965 AMF Hi-Ball Hand Car

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1970s Jumping Jack ‘Ingo-Bike’ Scooter

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1970s Lowrider Recumbent

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1970s Roy Cooper Toys Ltd Youth’s Penny Farthing

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1973 Silly-Cycle

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1974 Five Rams (Wu Yang) XQ51 Sliding Bicycle

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1977 Swing Bike

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1980 Buddy Bike Side-by-Side Sociable Tandem

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1980s Bruckl STC Super Trick Cycle

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1980s Hercules Cavallo

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1980s Hercules Cavallo ‘Swing Bike’

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1999 Dyno/GT Mooneyes Cruiser

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TRIBUTE TO BICYCLE PERFORMERS VIDEO

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