Montreal bikes - from the 1800s
We present a selection of photos from the McCord Museum's online picture archive, featuring bikes and riders from the 1800s.
A woman, her bike, and her hat
Montreal bike club - 1885 (big wheels: this is before the geared drivetrain)
early "modern" bike, but before pneumatic tires (hard ride!)
Riding out in the country, nice helmet!
Women's cycling attire in 1896 (note the front brake design)
Early Montreal fixie rider
A man, his bike, and summer (again, note the unusual front brake)
Bonus 20th century picture: telegraph message boy 1935: check out those funky forks!