Le Cuistax

LE CUISTAX. Postcard from Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium, 1950s. On the right is a ‘cuistax’. A holiday on the Belgian coast was considered incomplete until the family had rented a cuistax (go-cart) and had a spin along the beach. They were supposedly invented by Belgian cycle maker Flandria in the 1930s when they had the …

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Police Speed Trap 1908

“According to Mr Harold Cox, MP, the Automobile Association Scout depicted in our illustration, whose arrival has spoilt the trap set by the stop-watched and notebooked constable, is the active accomplice of those who openly boast of breaking the laws of their country…” In March 1905 Mr. Walter Gibbons wrote to Autocar magazine proposing the …

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Bluemels Grip Caps

The handlebar grips on the 1910 Lea Francis are similar to those on a Golden Sunbeam – they unscrew for fitting an oiler and puncture kit. It was missing its oiler and the only one I had available fits into the seat post, so I fitted it there, as on a Royal Sunbeam. Click on …

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