Bicycle Detectives do you know the Killer?

The Killer family were well established in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. But which of them owned the cycle shop with a Raleigh agency at 20 North End? As you can see, their name is on the shop transfer (decal) on my 1904 Raleigh X Frame Scorcher.…/

Risen from the Deep

  Like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, this Ariel ‘Featherweight’ X Frame strides out of the River Ouse to take its rightful place in bicycle history. George Morris of the Referee Cycle Co patented most permutations of X Frame bicycle. He had an arrangement with Charles Sangster of Components Ltd to make and sell …

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Baby Bliss & The America

Before cycle racing became the world’s primary sport in the 1890s, ’trick cycling’ was all the rage in the United States.  Before he became world champion cyclist, a young Major Taylor started out as a trick cyclist. Another trick cyclist was Leonard Harmon Bliss, who was 6ft 3 inches tall and a heavyweight – at his peak …

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