My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

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    Cameraguy
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    My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by Cameraguy on Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:18 pm

    Thank you Cliff for making this photo upload real easy for me! Told ya,needed to be hand held through the steps!  Lol  Finally got it.

    Many people would look at this bycycle and think,"It's just an old bike!". I hope you all see the difference between junk and this bicycle.

    PPCLI RSM Graham Olmstead presented me this bike which he and others used used to patrol the Green Line while serving in Cyprus in the late 60's early 70's. Well, actually he said he never patrolled the line as he was an RSM,but he did ride it while there.It was used to patrol that line by his subordinates. You can still see part of the UN blue on the crossbar,and attached is a cycle just like this one in Cyprus.... Awesome gift from a great fellow. I will document his story soon for my Veterans Voices of Canada.








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    Re: My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by Cameraguy on Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:37 pm

    Sorry guys,I was so excited to actually be able to post photos I inadvertently posted to WW2 section. Sorry! Admin,please feel free to swap to proper placement. Cheers!

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    Re: My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:00 am

    I moved this to the Cold War Era section.

    Interesting looking bicycle. There was a fellow on the Boardwalk in KAF who sold bikes very very similar to these. IIRC one of our lads sent one home.

    Be sure to document the history of this as best you can. It is a great item in my opinion.


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    Re: My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by Cameraguy on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:12 pm

    Hey Cliff,thanks for the words. Unsure if you know of my history,but I began an organization called Veterans Voices of Canada. Check it out sometime if you get the chance.
    www.vetvoicecan.org

    I'm all about historical documentation,and when the time is right,all of my "historical wares" will be displayed for the public to see. Each item that I have is documented and those with the type of provenance that we see here will sure to be displayed. As we both agree,that is so important.

    Cheers!

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    Re: My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by leprechaun on Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:06 am

    sounds like an amazing organization! Congratulations!

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    Curiosity

    Post by Cameraguy on Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:10 am

    First things first...I know this piece of equipment is priceless,especially with the story behind it. BUT...I'm curious. Does anyone want to venture a guess as to what something like this would be worth?
    Thanks!

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    Re: My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by Jonhno on Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:46 pm

    nice Bike, I was trying to see what make it was? Raleigh?, I had one similar with 3 speed, the rod brakes are the worst in the rain, mind my bike skills were not the best either then, its a neat system and would happily take a bike like that again. Gears would make it practical for riding around on if it does not have any, you can get the parts easy, or cruise around on it as is, they give a pretty good work out, have to find out what type it is and can get an idea of price round that, the seat has to be 50-70 on its own, but its a shame to strip parts off these things

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    Re: My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by Cameraguy on Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:51 am

    Lol...Not parting out or even thinking of selling it. It was a helluva gift from this fine man. I was just curious if anyone had an idea.
    Cheers ya'll

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    Re: My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by Jonhno on Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:22 pm

    I wouldn't sell it either, and any alterations I suggested are just an option (lol I like working on bikes, original is best though) are you going to take it out for a ride? am sure if there are any issues with (mech wise)it a good bike shop will sort you out,

    sorry just to ask what make is it

    Cheers

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    Re: My bicycle that rode the Green Mile

    Post by Cameraguy on Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:08 am

    Yupper,it is a Raleigh... "The All Steel Bicycle". No worries on taking this baby for a ride. It will go on display with pics of it being presented,hopefully along with a dressed mannequin.
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