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Are you Fond of Cycling? Why Not Cycle for the King?
October 21, 2011 8:12 PM   Subscribe

Welcome to the Birmingham Small Arms & Military Bicycle Museum. Always wanted to bicycle with your rifle? Observe the 1942 BSA military Mk. V Roadster. Also featuring the "Airborne", the Airborne folding Paratrooper, the Peugeot Captain Gerard folding bicycle, the Lady Back tandem model T64 with Watsonian sidecar and, many more. See the many vintage posters and learn the exciting history of the soldier-cyclist.
posted by ennui.bz (7 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow. I'm not a bike (or war) enthusiast by any stretch, but this is awesome.
posted by Ritchie at 8:17 PM on October 21, 2011


Here for your enjoyment is a Vespa with a 75mm cannon.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:42 PM on October 21, 2011 [4 favorites]


wonderful! thanks.
posted by HuronBob at 9:16 PM on October 21, 2011


I went here as a child and can testify to it's awesomeness. My dad wouldn't let me fit my trike with rockets though :(
posted by arcticseal at 9:16 PM on October 21, 2011


It's the new summer biathlon!
posted by Zed at 11:24 PM on October 21, 2011


What a terrific find. I must, must, must stop reading now but there's so much to love. I'm especially fond of the folding paratrooper bikes. Also, handlebar mounted machine guns!!
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred at 11:25 PM on October 21, 2011


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posted by Severian at 6:31 AM on October 22, 2011


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