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Imperial Bicycles
« on: September 13, 2008, 05:01:39 PM »
So, bicycling is one way for transpotation.

-- I wonder which models of bicycles were used in Imperial Russia, or which of them IF used? Are they now at Russia museums?

-- And post here some pics. of IF with their bicycles.

Aleksei:

Olga:

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 08:03:46 PM »
Aleksei:





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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 08:05:44 PM »
Nicholas:




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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 08:12:14 PM »
Tatiana:




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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 08:13:38 PM »
Thank you --

Aleksei and Derevenko:


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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 08:15:38 PM »
Marie Feodorovna?



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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 08:19:20 PM »
More Aleksei:



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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 08:26:26 PM »
One more:

If I remember correct, there is one photo of Olga with one bike. Anyone?
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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2008, 08:35:09 PM »
If I remember correct, there is one photo of Olga with one bike. Anyone?

You're right -- I'd forgotten!




ps: The last one of NAOTMAA was new to me ; )
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Re: Imperial Bicycles
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2008, 08:39:37 PM »
Thank you! Really is new for you - I am glad about it!
Aleksei ,Aleksandrovski Park, 1911 - on bike, larger one.
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2008, 09:11:28 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 05:50:35 AM »
Aleksei, bike, Germany, 1910:

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2008, 05:59:12 AM »
Derevenko, Aleksei, bike, in Germany 1910:

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2008, 06:24:53 PM »
I wonder where at the Alexander Palace, they stored the bikes?

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Re: Imperial Bicycles
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2008, 07:17:12 PM »
I wonder where at the Alexander Palace, they stored the bikes?

Great question! A possibility c1910s may be one of the buildings of the Imperial Garage complex. The bicycles would have been maintained and cleaned after each use. Prior to then, they may have been located in the Day Stables located behind the Kavalier Houses which now contains the Carriage museum. When the daily schedules listed the time of outdoor activities, the bicycle(s) would have been brought to the palace entrance or spot within the park similar to the placements of kayaks/canoes in the ponds for use by the family. There were also many outbuildings within the park itself that could have been used as storage/maintenance for sport items. Probably the smaller tricycles were kept within the palace itself for when the children were younger to ride along the corridors indoors.

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