"Tire Saver" or "Thorn Catcher"
Here is the racer Robert Tanneveau riding with an early tire saver mounted from his rear brake bolt. Those clever little gadgets had been around far longer than I would have guessed... this photo dates from May, 1936! [A larger image of this photo was kindly scanned and copied to the internet by cycling enthusiast Aldo Ross, from one of his old French cycling magazines, "L'Intran Match" No.513, 12 May 1936.]
Front promo card cycle repair shop (1)
Frits Wiersma as a champion in the early 1920s. Later in the 1920s my grandfather tried shortly to became a cycle repairer. Without success. I have no information on 'Royal Holland' bicycles. Hand signed Postcard 0106
Dutch Motorcycle Historie Part 1 - Bikes
Yesterday I found the huge online photo archive GeheugenVanNederland.nl (The Memory of the Netherlands) Thousends of pictures... Did some digging Here a small selection of what I found. More to come!