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Photos from the past: Who needs horses?


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27 November 2010

A bike shop in Detroit in 1912 - A hipster's dream

You might not know that both Maarten and me are men who appreciate history. Heck, Maarten even has a degree on the topic and luckily there are amazing sites on the web that goes through amazing historical resources and shares it with us. One of these, and also one of my favorite sites is Shorpy.com. Most of the photos on that site are from from the Library of Congress research archive. Here are a few beauties that have bikes in them.

Chrome didn't make bags in 1913 for 12-year old messenger company owners

I do hope this is the same guy a year later, after pimping up his show.

Rapha started early.

The only difference to today is the lack of a helmet. And color.

The most important thing is that people still love their bikes

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Coming Thru (or Coming Through - as that URL was taken) is a daily updated bike magazine - a collection of writings and links that relate to biking in its every form. The idea started from when Maarten met Markus decided to finally start collecting the things we like about bikes and talk about our everyday adventures in dodging moving objects at high speeds.The site is run by a collage of cyclists, most notably by Canadian Johanna MacDonald, Belgian Maarten Patteeuw and Finnish Markus Sandelin.

It all started in the spring of 2010, after a record breaking snowy winter when Markus bought a house 25 kilometers from the office and decided to handle the commuting with a bicycle. It turned out the bike wasn’t up to standards for that kind of stress and the first weeks were more tragicomic than glorious. Thus the idea began to brew to actually document this journey.

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