COUPLES: MALE + FEMALE BICYCLES

In the early days of cycling, while they were courting, a tandem may have been suitable for a couple to go riding. However, the arrival of the bicycle also heralded a new era in female empowerment, and women generally preferred the independence of their own bicycle.

Some couples bought ladies’ and gents’ models from the same maker, though it’s rare for these pairs survive intact and together. So I’ve paired up a few matching machines…

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Items in this Collection

FOR SALE

1910 Chase Gents & 1912 Chase Ladies

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1920s Cycles Wonder ‘X frame’ pour Homme

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1920s Cycles Wonder pour Femme

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1924 Swift Cheylesmore Ladies Bicycle

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1924 Swift Gents Club Tourist

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1929 Manufrance Hirondelle 4-Speed Retro-Directe Ladies

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1933 Hirondelle à 2 Vitesses Rétro-Directes No 60 pour Fillette

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1934 Triumph Ladies Special Tourist

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1935 Manufrance Super Hirondelle Retro-Directe Model 32 Two-Speed

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1939 Triumph Herrenrad Model 11

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