Bicycle Vintage

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ANCIEN PEDALIER JACOBS POUR VELO BICYCLETTE VINTAGE COUREUR TOUR FRANCE
ANCIEN PEDALIER JACOBS POUR VELO BICYCLETTE VINTAGE COUREUR TOUR FRANCE
$41.49
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 10:08:52 PDT
1946 VINTAGE WHIZZER BIKE
1946 VINTAGE WHIZZER BIKE
$2,500.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-1-2017 5:46:38 PDT
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AMERICANA VINTAGE BIKE RIDE TRAIL BICYCLE BRIDGE STREAM NATURE TREE OIL PAINTING
AMERICANA VINTAGE BIKE RIDE TRAIL BICYCLE BRIDGE STREAM NATURE TREE OIL PAINTING
$40,000.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-8-2017 12:55:03 PST
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Cycles Gladiator Original Vintage Bicycle Poster cycling
Cycles Gladiator Original Vintage Bicycle Poster cycling
$28,000.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-28-2017 19:37:40 PDT
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Veryvery rare vintage antique bicycle tricycle Columbia two track 1886
Veryvery rare vintage antique bicycle tricycle Columbia two track 1886
$19,000.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-12-2017 4:23:17 PST
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Vintage 1984 Colnago Arabesque 30th Anniversary Road Bike Campagnolo Record 3ttt
Vintage 1984 Colnago Arabesque 30th Anniversary Road Bike Campagnolo Record 3ttt
$14,999.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-5-2017 6:25:18 PST
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Vintage Colnago Arabesque 30th Anniv Bike Campagnolo 50th Anniv Blue 54cm
Vintage Colnago Arabesque 30th Anniv Bike Campagnolo 50th Anniv Blue 54cm
$14,999.99
End Date: Friday Oct-27-2017 16:00:50 PDT
FAUSTO COPPI road bike NEW 0 km original vintage RETRO 1993 94
FAUSTO COPPI road bike NEW 0 km original vintage RETRO 1993 94
$9,999.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-18-2017 16:30:06 PST
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EGZ ZWEIRAD original vintage chassis number Rare tire patches repair kit
EGZ ZWEIRAD original vintage chassis number Rare tire patches repair kit
$9,000.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-18-2017 16:07:42 PST
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Atala Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling Italy
Atala Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling Italy
$8,800.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 19:43:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8,800.00
Diamonback Lakeside vintage greenbelt cruising bicycle excellent condition
Diamonback Lakeside vintage greenbelt cruising bicycle excellent condition
$8,590.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-18-2017 10:49:34 PST
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1978 Honda CR ELSINORE GLEAMING SHOW BIKE HONDA CR ELSINORE 125 VINTAGE DIRT VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA
1978 Honda CR ELSINORE GLEAMING SHOW BIKE HONDA CR ELSINORE 125 VINTAGE DIRT VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA
$7,999.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 12:25:16 PDT
1979 Kawasaki KX KAWASAKI KX250 VINTAGE DIRT BIKE RACER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA RACER
1979 Kawasaki KX KAWASAKI KX250 VINTAGE DIRT BIKE RACER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA RACER
$7,999.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 12:34:53 PDT
Vintage NOS LOOK KG96 Team issue complete road bike
Vintage NOS LOOK KG96 Team issue complete road bike
$7,995.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-28-2017 17:53:19 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $7,995.00
Phebus Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling PAL
Phebus Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling PAL
$7,900.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 19:43:26 PDT
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Vintage Colnago Mexico Oro Gold Plated Road Bike Campagnolo Super Nuovo Record
Vintage Colnago Mexico Oro Gold Plated Road Bike Campagnolo Super Nuovo Record
$6,999.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-5-2017 12:54:29 PST
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Vintage LUXURY TRACK BIKE COLNAGO ESAMEXICO GOLD PLATED REGAL LIVREA CAMPAGNOLO
Vintage LUXURY TRACK BIKE COLNAGO ESAMEXICO GOLD PLATED REGAL LIVREA CAMPAGNOLO
$6,711.60
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 12:39:50 PDT
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Gladiator Bicycles Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling
Gladiator Bicycles Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling
$6,875.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 19:43:28 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6,875.00
Rouxel  Dubois Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling Lunel
Rouxel Dubois Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling Lunel
$6,850.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-1-2017 8:38:11 PDT
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Vintage Morati HC 14 Titanium Mountain Bike
Vintage Morati HC 14 Titanium Mountain Bike
$6,750.00
End Date: Wednesday Oct-25-2017 14:34:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6,750.00
Vintage Old Original Two Leather Seated Tricycle Brights Special Model Bicycle
Vintage Old Original Two Leather Seated Tricycle Brights Special Model Bicycle
$6,669.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-12-2017 0:51:50 PST
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Indian vintage old motorcycle bicycle
Indian vintage old motorcycle bicycle
$6,400.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-9-2017 14:38:30 PST
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Very rarevintageantique Hard tire safety bicycle
Very rarevintageantique Hard tire safety bicycle
$5,990.00
End Date: Thursday Oct-26-2017 7:42:09 PDT
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Look kg 96 Kevlar vintage racing bicycle everything is orginal
Look kg 96 Kevlar vintage racing bicycle everything is orginal
$6,000.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-2-2017 14:17:23 PDT
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1979 Other Makes MAICO ALE MAICO 400 MAGNUM VINTAGE DIRT BIKE RACER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA RACER
1979 Other Makes MAICO ALE MAICO 400 MAGNUM VINTAGE DIRT BIKE RACER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA RACER
$5,999.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 7:08:04 PDT
Cycles Cottereau Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling Rene Vincent
Cycles Cottereau Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling Rene Vincent
$5,800.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 19:43:31 PDT
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RARE VINTAGE 1956 WESTERN FLYER X 53 SUPER TANK BICYCLE ALL ORIGINAL ATTIC FIND
RARE VINTAGE 1956 WESTERN FLYER X 53 SUPER TANK BICYCLE ALL ORIGINAL ATTIC FIND
$5,800.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-1-2017 16:40:19 PDT
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Vintage Neon Sign Full Size 1930s Bicycle
Vintage Neon Sign Full Size 1930s Bicycle
$5,500.00
End Date: Monday Nov-13-2017 12:30:50 PST
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Bicycle Pin Brooch 14Kt Gold with Rose Diamonds Movable Wheels Edwardian Vintage
Bicycle Pin Brooch 14Kt Gold with Rose Diamonds Movable Wheels Edwardian Vintage
$5,500.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-19-2017 10:21:16 PST
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Whitworth Cycles Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling PAL
Whitworth Cycles Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling PAL
$5,300.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-1-2017 8:38:13 PDT
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Phillips bicycle tricycle antiquevintagerarefahrradvelo
Phillips bicycle tricycle antiquevintagerarefahrradvelo
$4,900.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-11-2017 0:07:52 PST
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Vintage Italian bicycle Paletti Modoro
Vintage Italian bicycle Paletti Modoro
$5,000.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-29-2017 9:21:01 PDT
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1952 Raleigh Cyclemaster Bicycle Vintage Antique Bike
1952 Raleigh Cyclemaster Bicycle Vintage Antique Bike
$5,000.00
End Date: Monday Oct-30-2017 16:00:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5,000.00
1980 Other Makes MAICO MAICO 440 MAGNUM VINTAGE DIRT BIKE RACER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA RACER
1980 Other Makes MAICO MAICO 440 MAGNUM VINTAGE DIRT BIKE RACER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA RACER
$4,999.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 12:31:59 PDT
1979 Other Makes MAICO ALE MAICO 250 MAGNUM VINTAGE DIRT BIKE RACER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA RACER
1979 Other Makes MAICO ALE MAICO 250 MAGNUM VINTAGE DIRT BIKE RACER VINTAGE MOTOCROSS MX AHRMA RACER
$4,999.00
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 12:35:16 PDT
1987 Magni Exclusiv vintage steel bicycle frame 51cm st X 53cm tt Italcicli ICS
1987 Magni Exclusiv vintage steel bicycle frame 51cm st X 53cm tt Italcicli ICS
$4,998.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-16-2017 21:36:17 PST
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colnago nuovo messico campagnolo 50 anniversary steel vintage bike eroica
colnago nuovo messico campagnolo 50 anniversary steel vintage bike eroica
$4,799.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-1-2017 8:31:07 PDT
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Vintage NOS Tommasini road bike 80s
Vintage NOS Tommasini road bike 80s
$4,950.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 13:38:22 PDT
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Greg LeMond Vintage racing bicycle
Greg LeMond Vintage racing bicycle
$4,950.00
End Date: Monday Nov-13-2017 16:26:24 PST
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Bike Vintage 1976 Spirit Of 76
Bike Vintage 1976 Spirit Of 76
$4,900.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-2-2017 9:11:13 PDT
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COLNAGO Mexico oro 24k 1979 Campagnolo Super Record Vintage bike
COLNAGO Mexico oro 24k 1979 Campagnolo Super Record Vintage bike
$4,741.40
End Date: Monday Oct-30-2017 4:13:30 PDT
Paris Brest Paris Framed Original Vintage Bicycle Poster
Paris Brest Paris Framed Original Vintage Bicycle Poster
$4,900.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 19:43:30 PDT
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Vintage Italian Steel Bike Colnago Super Crono Prototype 1971 Super RARE 565 CM
Vintage Italian Steel Bike Colnago Super Crono Prototype 1971 Super RARE 565 CM
$4,621.40
End Date: Saturday Nov-4-2017 9:59:23 PDT
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Vintage MINT Colnago Carbitubo Campagnolo Corsa C Record Roval bicycle 555c
Vintage MINT Colnago Carbitubo Campagnolo Corsa C Record Roval bicycle 555c
$4,795.00
End Date: Monday Nov-6-2017 9:47:05 PST
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Cycles Dilecta Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling Art Deco Favre
Cycles Dilecta Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling Art Deco Favre
$4,600.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 19:43:30 PDT
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Cycles Cleveland Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling PAL
Cycles Cleveland Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling PAL
$4,435.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 19:43:30 PDT
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Dura Ace 25th Anniversary Group 0692 Shimano 9 spd 1998 Vintage Bike 170mm NOS
Dura Ace 25th Anniversary Group 0692 Shimano 9 spd 1998 Vintage Bike 170mm NOS
$4,415.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-28-2017 17:51:31 PDT
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Dura Ace 25th Anniversary Group 3856 Shimano 9 spd 1998 Vintage Bike 175mm NOS
Dura Ace 25th Anniversary Group 3856 Shimano 9 spd 1998 Vintage Bike 175mm NOS
$4,415.49
End Date: Thursday Nov-9-2017 8:41:38 PST
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Cycles Sirius Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling H Gray
Cycles Sirius Original Vintage Bicycle Poster Cycling H Gray
$4,400.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-31-2017 19:43:29 PDT
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Vintage 1983 Schwinn Paramount Original Blueprint Architectural Bicycle Drawing
Vintage 1983 Schwinn Paramount Original Blueprint Architectural Bicycle Drawing
$3,999.99
End Date: Wednesday Nov-15-2017 10:19:08 PST
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The History of Ariel Motorcycles by Dawn Martin

The name Ariel was first used on a bicycle. James Starley teamed up with William Hillman in the early 1870s and among their first innovations was the wire spoked wheel and an all-metal lightweight frame. The company was based in Bournbrook, Birmingham.

By 1872, the pair went their separate ways. James continued with his cycles, winning races and setting speed records and eventually set up a business with his sons. Eventually in the late 1880s, Ariel Cycles became part of the Rudge-Whitworth concern, which was itself an amalgamation of a number of small cycle manufacturers, most notably the Rudge Cycle Co and the Whitworth Cycle Co.

The name Ariel was again used in the early 1890s, when it was registered as a trade name, and a limited number of cycles were produced. It was around this time that only one make of pneumatic bicycle tyre was mass-produced and that was by Dunlop. As bicycles were a major form of transport for the majority of people, it was big business for Dunlop. As well as producing these tyres, Dunlop also resumed bicycle manufacturing in 1896 after a two-year break. This caused huge unrest in the cycle manufacturing world.

A company known as Cycle Components Manufacturing acquired Ariel in 1897, and moved it into the Dale Road works, along with its core manufacturing business.

It was from here that the first motorised Ariel (a tricycle) was launched in 1898 and later, in 1901, the first Ariel motorcycle fitted with a Minerva 211cc engine was launched.

Ariel progressed to large and medium single cylinders and on occasions V-twins, using mostly bought in engines, or engines manufactured under licence. These included MAG, JAP and AKD. The singles from 1910 were based on the 482cc White and Poppe SV. This engine was originally bought in, but was then made under licence up to 1926.

During World War 1, Ariel contributed motorcycles to the war effort but was not a major supplier to the War Department. Most Ariel’s were used for dispatch duties and home-front service work.

From 1901 to 1916, they also produced cars and in 1925, the company employed a new designer, Val Page, who was fresh from JAP in the same year.

The range of Ariel singles had their basic design laid down by Val Page in late 1925, when he first joined the firm. For the 1927 models, he moved the magneto behind the engine with chain drive from the camshaft, which set the pattern for 30 years. Cylinders may have been inclined for some years, but the essence of the engine was untouched.

In the 500cc class, the E was the standard model with two port head and dimensions of 81.8 x 95mm to give 499cc. The F was the deluxe version, whilst the G was the special with polished engine internals. It also had a backrest pad bolted to the rear mudguard to emphasise its sporting nature.

The smallest models were based on 65 x 75mm dimensions and were 249cc, but the LB was a side valve engine and the others were OHV. Both had twin port heads, and the LF was the deluxe model and the LG was a tuned sporting model. All of the models were known as Colts by their riders, although the name really belonged to the OHV models only. All had three speed gearboxes and similar cycle parts.

1931 saw a considerable change as the trend was now for inclined engines, and Ariel backed their horse both ways by following the new style and keeping some of the old. They also notched up a sensation at the show where the Square Four made its debut.

The 250cc models were still the side valve LB and OHV LF, but their cylinders were inclined forward by 30 degrees. Two versions of the OHV model were offered with one or two port heads and listed as the L1F31 and L2F31. Ariel had for that year, and the next, adopted a year dating suffix for their models.

The most impressive model was the â€Square Four’, nicknamed the â€Squariel’. The design was by Edward Turner, and the engine layout was unique. The prototype was exceptionally compact with all four cranks overhung and gears in the centre coupling the shafts and taking the power back to the three-speed gearbox built in unit with the engine.

It was a little too special for economic production at the time, so the left rear crank gained an outer web and this drove back to the four-speed gearbox. The engine was based on 51 x 61 mm with a 498cc capacity. A single camshaft ran across the top of the cylinder head to open the valves and was chain driven on the right.

The â€four’ engine was still a compact unit and able to slot between the duplex downtubes of the sloper single frame and drive the same gearbox. The cycle parts were much as the rest of the range and included a tank top instrument panel.

In January 1932, the company learnt that it had won the Maudes Trophy for the previous year in recognition of the Ariel Sevens test, which ran seven models in tests that featured the same number.

Despite this success, the group had problems and during 1932, ran into financial trouble, but Jack Sangster, whose family had been involved with it from Victorian days, was determined to save it. He managed this and re-established Ariel with a slimmed down workforce, factory and range.

Ariel was one of many manufacturers in England to supply motorcycles for the World War 2 effort. Although Ariel built over 42,000 bikes, not much is known about these historic models. The British War Office held a series of tests to determine the suitability of civilian motorcycles for military use during a six month period in 1935. The 10,000 mile test was on both streets & off-road conditions, with a 5,000 mile check-up and a full tear-down inspection at the conclusion of the testing. Seven motorcycle manufacturers were chosen to participate including: Ariel, BSA, Matchless, New Imperial, Norton, Royal Enfield, and Triumph.

The Four underwent a major revamp. Edward Turner had carried this out for the 1936 season, but development problems delayed it, together with Turners move to Triumph. Thus the new four, known as the 4G, was not shown until the 1937 season and went into production in September 1936.

At the same time, a 599cc version of the â€four’ was proposed as the model 4F. This came by reducing the bores to 50.4mm, but these machines seem to have been exported. About 400 are believed to have been made.

In August 1939 Ariel offered the 1939 VA 497cc OHV single for evaluation against the War Office's Norton 16H. They also tested the 1939 W/VA 497cc side-valve single which had been lightened. The Ariel’s performed very well but by the end of testing Ariel had designed a new prototype, the W/NG.

The whole range continued as it was for 1940, but the company then concentrated on a service version of the NG for the duration plus a number of the OG and a small batch of the VA from spares stocks. The services found the Ariel single just as tough and reliable as it had been in civilian life.

The BSA group took control of Ariel in 1944.

Dawn Martin has been interested in motor vehicles since an early age. She has recently commenced a blog on the history of classic vehicles and is currently researching trucks, motorcycles and cars and producing downloadable publications which can be found on her website and in the members area.

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