Bicycle Ads

None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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AMF
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that urges all parents to get their young boy a AMF Roadmaster Luxury Liner for Christmas 1953. At the bottom of the ad is a picture of a young man sleeping with a smile on his face as he dreams of running down the stairs Christmas morning and seeing wrapped presents around the tree but, parked in front of the tree, he sees a shiny red Roadmaster Luxury Liner. The text describes some of the features on his dream bicycle and even mentions the Roadometer. There is a smaller picture that shows the 20" De Luxe for the younger riders with the SAF-T-RIDER attachments, to be used until he is secure on two wheels.
November 9, 1953
Life magazine
2
$8.00
View Bicycle 29

AMF
Three color 4 3/4" x 13" ad for their Junior Sky Trike. The ad has a drawing of a smiling, young boy riding his Sky Trike in a view that makes it look like he is bigger than the neighborhood. The ad also has a small drawing of their Jack & Jill Sidewalk Bike which has a detachable crossbar to convert it from a boy's bike to a girl's. It also mentions Free Birthday Gifts from AMF Junior which were a colorful Sky Ranger Emblem and License Plate
June 21, 1954
Life magazine
2
$8.00
View Bicycle 22

Columbia
Black and white 5 1/4" x 6 1/2" ad for the bicycle that will give you Wings on wheels. The ad has a picture of a young girl pedaling her Columbia as she waves a hand toward the camera. The ad mentions their extensive variety of vehicles including motobikes, two or three speed tourist bicycles and their Compax folding bicycles.
May 5, 1941
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Bicycle 24

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Fuji
Black and white 8 " x 10 3/4" ad has a crystal ball with a new Fuji bike filling the entire view. The ad headline claims that "There's a Fuji in your future. And it has 12 speeds" and the ad text talks about how much you will get for about half the price of other racing bikes.
May 1977
Playboy
0
$7.50
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Huber
Black and white 13 1/2" x 5 1/4" ad for one of the Finest British Bicycles. There is a picture of one of these Bicycles with captions and circles highlighting features worth bringing to your attention. The text brings attention to the Three-speed Planetary Gears, the Light Weight and the Extra Spokes in the Driving Wheel. I hadn't noticed the spokes in the illustration til I read their mention of it in the text but it is a very unique pattern of spoking and I am not sure if the actual bicycle had as few spokes and large gaps between them as the picture seems to indicate. The text also claims that this bicycle is "Made by the world's largest bicycle manufacturer and the only wheel which carries the British Royal Warrant".
April 1947
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Bicycle 31

Huffy
Black and white 10" x 12 1/2" ad claims that "This Huffy is one reason you see more adults on bicycles today". The test and the main drawing is about the Huffy Super 60 but the photo at the bottom of the page shows the 25-inch Lawn Tractor, Ladies Touring Bike with 3-Speed, Boys and Girls 20-Huffy Convertible and an Adult 3-Wheeler. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view..
November 5, 1965
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 1

Huffy
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has four photos of bikes for Mom, Dad, Brother and Sister and features two new bikes. Shown at the top of the ad are the Huffy Rail for kids and the Huffy Moulton for adults. The ad contains a lot of information about their bicycles and the ad headline calls them the "Hottest for Kids - Newest for Adults". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 28, 1966
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 3

Huffy
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad that shows an array of The Rail dragster model bikes parked on a street. The ad talks about the new T-bar shifter that these models have and calls it "a long, low lean Huffy Dragster". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view..
September 29, 1967
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 2

Huffy
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12" ad for the bike they called the Huffy Wheel. The ad has a picture of a young boy in midair holding onto the steering wheel while riding this bike. The ad has smaller photos that show two of the features on this bike; the new racing steering wheel and the exclusive Drag Brake which you could use as a brake to stop you while in motion or as a parking brake to keep your bike from rolling away while you were...I don't know, I guess that's why it never caught on. The steering wheel was described as being able to "give you the feel of instant response" and allow you to "take hairpin turns without getting tangled up in the handlebars". I can remember putting a lot of unusual things on my motorcycles in the '60s and '70s but a steering wheel never crossed my mind, at least not when I was sober. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 27, 1968
Life magazine
0
$7.50
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Huffy
Black and white 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for some of their exciting bicycles for the year 1969. There is a large photo that shows one boy popping a wheelie while riding his Huffy Wheel bike with a racing steering wheel. Watching him is his friend who stands holding his Huffy Rail which is a 19% longer Dragster. In the background of this picture is a man driving a Huffy Caprice riding mower. This ad also has smaller photos of a Lightweight Men's 5-Speed Bike and a picture of the Miss America 3-speed girls bike. The ad headline chants "Long, lean, low - and rarin' to go. Huffy Wheel and Huffy Rail". This ad is large than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 1, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 21

Huffy
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the Huffy Deluxe Slingshot bicycle. The ad has a picture of a smiling young boy sitting on his bike that is stopped on the lawn as a man on a riding lawnmower is riding in the background. The boy has his fingers on the black lever on the Twin-Stick Console (the red stick was for the brakes and the black stick was for the gear-shifting) as he prepares for a quick getaway. The ad headline says "Here's the sizzling Slingshot. Huffy's new twin-stick hot one". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 26, 1969
Life magazine
0
$7.50
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Murray
Three color 5" x 13" ad for the Murray Comet VI. The ad says "You'll Ride with Pride...on the Murray Comet VI" and has a drawing of a smiling young boy standing next to his pride and joy. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 1960
Boy's Life
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 5

Murray
Full color 9 3/4" x 13" ad that claims that "Murray sets the Pace...so do the boys who ride 'em". The ad shows samples of the New Murray Eliminators, the Murray 10-Speed Derailleurs and the Murray Wildcats. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 1967
Boy's Life
0 $7.50
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Murray
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for the Murray Eliminator Mark 1. The ad has a picture of a young boy standing next to his new Murray as he shows it off to two of his friends who are sitting on the steps of a house. The ad headline tells you to "Ride the get-up-and-go bike! Murray Eliminator Marak 1". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1969
Boy's Life
0
$7.50
View Bicycle 20

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Murray
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Streamlined Lightweight Mark 3 Bicycle. The ad has a photo of a smiling young boy pedaling his bike along a rainbow colored roadway and smaller photos that show several of the different features of this bike. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 1970
Boy's Life
1
$7.50
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Raleigh
Black and white 5" x 13" ad shows the three models that Raleigh had available, the Sports Tourist, Lenton Sports and the 3-Speed Junior. The ad has a picture of a young boy pointing at a Raleigh Bike and says that "When a boy sets his heart on a Raleigh there are 3 things you can do". The three choices the ad gives you are to buy him a Raleigh, encourage him to earn enough money to buy his own Raleigh or to buy him a cheaper bike and watch his disappointment. This ad is taller than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 9, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bicycle 12
Raleigh
Full color 9 1/4" x 12" ad for the Chopper Bike that Raleigh has come out with this year. The ad has a picture that shows three boys with helmets and four Choppers of different colors and styles waiting to be ridden away. The ad headline promises that "We've put more teeth in the Chopper". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 1970
Boy's Life
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 13

Roadmaster
Black and white 5" x 6 1/2" ad for what is described as "The One Completely New Bicycle". The ad has drawings of both a Boys bike and a Girls bike and gives a list of the New Features that these bikes come with.
October 4, 1948
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bicycle 23

Schwinn Black and white 5 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad shows Brenda Joyce riding a "Girls" bike . This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. June 2, 1941
Life magazine
0
$8.00 View Bicycle 16

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Schwinn
Black and white 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" ad for their Continental bicycles which, it was claimed "Offers even more fine features than the Best European Bicycles". There is a picture of an adult man and woman each riding one of these bicycles and the text talks about the healthful benefits of riding a bicycle amd how easy it is to keep a Schwinn in top shape. The ad also offers a FREE Movie Star-Bicycle Folder which has pictures of different movie stars riding their Schwinns.
April 1947
Holiday
1
$8.00
View Bicycle 30

Schwinn
Black and white 7 1/4" x 5 1/2" ad for the Schwinn World Traveler for Girls. The ad has a picture of this bike against a white background and calls it "Santa's Finest". The ad gives a list of features on this model and gives another list of Exclusive Quality Features you get when you buy a Schwinn.
December 1952
American Girl
1
$8.00
View Bicycle 26

Schwinn
Full color 9 3/4" x 14" ad for Schwinn Racer that shows a young boy coming down the stairs on Christmas Day and jumping with joy when he sees his new bike. The ad headline has him yelling "Woweee...a Schwinn Racer!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad are not visible in the scanned view.
November 21, 1955
Life magazine
1
$8.00
View Bicycle 18

Schwinn
Full color 8" x 11" ad has a picture of a family of four riding their Schwinns around town. Mom and Dad are on a Schwinn Twinn that sold for $99.50, the older son is on a Schwinn Super Sport that sold for $96.50 and the younger boy is on a Schwinn Super DeLuxe Sting-Ray that sold for $66.95. The caption on the photo asks "...Want the most out of cycling? Ride the Best!"
December 7, 1964
Sports Illustrated
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 14

Schwinn
Full color 9" x 12 1/2" ad that shows the eight different models with descriptions and prices that were available for that Christmas. The ad headline calls them "Schwinn - the most wanted bikes in the world". Shown in the ad are the Racer, Collegiate, Varsity, Sting-Ray, Sting-Ray with a 3-Speed Stick Shift, Fastback Sting-Ray, Typhoon and the Deluxe Twinn. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 1966
Boy's Life
1
$7.50
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Schwinn
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad for Schwinn dealerships. The ad shows a family buying bikes and being thanked by the owner of the location. The ad gives information on where to contact to get a Schwinn Franchise. The ad headline claims that "Safe Cycling starts here". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 30, 1969
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 17

Schwinn Full color 8" x 11" ad shows a Schwinn Sports Tourer "for Men" and the Schwinn Super Sport "for Ladies" May 3, 1971
Sports Illustrated
0
$7.50 View Bicycle 15

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Schwinn
Full color 7" x 10 1/4" ad for their Red, White and Blue 10-Speeds that were introduced in this Bicentennial Model Year. The ad has a picture of a young couple riding their bikes on a quiet street past the Wright Cycle Co. The ad identifies the scene as being at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan and the headline asks you to "Celebrate your independence with the Red, White and Blue" and the ad text claims this bike can be yours for $129.95.
December 8, 1975
Sports Illustrated
0
$7.50
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Sears
Full color 10" x 13" ad shows the new Sears Mag Wheel bike and talks about the interesting features. The ad headline claims that "Sears took a wheel from a racing car and put it on a hot new bike." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 17, 1969
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 4

Sears
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Screamer Bicycle. The ad has a photo of this "drag racing" bike next to a real drag racer. The ad headline claims that "Sears wheels out the first bike with a frame like a drag racer." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 28, 1969
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 10

Sears
Full color 10" x 13" ad for the lightweight Spyder 500. The ad has a closeup picture of this bike being ridden uphill and another, smaller picture of a boy and a girl each riding a Spyder 500. The closeup picture points out several of the newer features of this bike and the ad headline lets us know that "Sears invents the lightweight Spyder 500. It gets you there a whole lot faster." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 21, 1970
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 6

Yamaha
Full color 7 3/4" x 11" ad for the Motocrossin' Moto-Bike. The ad has a photo of a group of young riders sloggin' up a muddy hill with the rider on a Yamaha leading the pack. The ad headline calls this "The motocrossin' Moto-Bike".
August 1974
Cycle magazine
1
$7.50
View Bicycle 9










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