Centaur cycle co

George Gilbert was one of the pioneers of the British cycle industry and the Centaur Cycle Co was one of the world’s leading bicycle manufacturers. This Facebook group is dedicated to the memory and appreciation of this top manufacturer of quality bicycles (and later motorcycles) between 1876 and 1910. The first bicycles sold by George …

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King of Scorchers

I managed to buy this 1892 bicycle receipt in France. It mentions the model as K.O.S which is the ‘King Of Scorchers.’  In 1894, George Hendee, founder of Indian Motorcycles, bought a batch of ‘King Of Scorchers’ bicycles from Centaur, and rebadged them as the ‘Silver King’ for his first year of cycle sales. You …

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