Tag Archives: 70’s

Bikecology

Did you know that  Bike to Work Week was originated in 1956 by League of American Bicyclist?

May 16, 2014 is National Bike to Work  Day

Hey, you don’t have to wait that long. There are many environmentally conscious people who enjoy doing this every day. Some benefits are:

  • Health benefit
  • cost effective
  • commute benefit
  • environmental benefit

Mark your calendar May  12-16, 2014 Bike to Work Week

In the 70’s also America’s “bikecology”  movement sees the human-propelled two-wheeler as a solution to traffic, conservation and environmental problems.  Mayor John B. Lindsay was an enthusiastic bicycle rider who established the cyclist’s role in the city of New York. He was in favor of urban bicycling and added the first bike lanes. Back in the 70s, Lindsay closed Fifth Avenue to traffic on Sunday, just for cyclists to enjoy.  Nice Mayor!

specially-designed bicycle paths

New York: bicycle path vintage images

 The Coney Island Cycle Path

In 1894 was built The Coney Island  Path in New York. It was one of the best path in America and one of the first in the world.

The Coney Island Cycle Path

The Coney Island Cycle Path

Do you remember Western Auto?

Western Auto was a specialty retail that supplied auto parts and accessories. Also was known for  selling Western Flyer bicycle.  I remember back in the 70’s, when I was a little girl, my mom used to shop for auto parts for her car. While waiting for her, I had to look at the bikes. My eyes were all over. Wow! Nice bicycles. I have never had one of these bicycles as a kid.  But now there are some in our vintage collection at The Vintage Lab.  Later on I will add in the gallery additional images of the different ones we are working on.

Western Flyer

Western Flyer

I am in tune with vintage

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Radio antenna by Intensitronics

Radio antenna by Intensitronics

 

 

This is my new addition to our radio and accessories category.

It is called  a SELECT A TENNA. If you haven’t seen some like it before,  it is AM radio antenna from the 70’s.

The idea was to aid weak radio station so you could hear them better. I have not tried yet. But one thing I am sure about it, it does make a great addition to my decor.  I am in tune with vintage!