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    You'd be better on a Malvern Star

    When we moved into our house last year, the previous owners left a low lying cupboard. We didnt want it so we pulled it apart to throw out. While doing this we discovered a whole heap of old news papers stuffed down the back. These were very old as in 1950's Sydney Morning Heralds old. They made interesting reading but I thought this advert was funny, and it relates to us. Its from the 8th of August 1956.


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    Dude what an awesome find! Knight movies need way more bikes.

    When we were digging new stump holes we found a 1945 dictionary.

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    Smart thinking knight ... running rigid singlespeed.

    It would be difficult to set the suspension up allowing for the weight of a suit of armour, and it would be futile trying to change gears while wearing gauntlets.

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    He's no Weight Weenie. Personally I'd have ditched the dynamo headlight and saddlebag before fronting up for a jousting match. Oh wait...armour.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    Indeed.

    Also, note the upward-turned drop bars? Should he only get a glancing blow with the lance, and accidentally wander into the opponent's path, the bars may act as a secondary gouging device - particularly if the end caps are absent.

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    I noticed the turned up bars as well. Funny they are advertising it that way.

    What I want to know is why the other guy only has a sward, not a joisting stick! Maybe the horseman felt sorry for the dude who turned up to a joisting match on a bicycle and thought he should even it up a little.

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    Reinvented in the naughties...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4LovOqgLs8

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    Cool Vid, funny that the green guy had an advantage by being on a unicycle. The shield on his back seemed a bit odd.
    As for the upturned bars, that seemed to be the common fashion back whenever.
    The twenty-nine inch wheel.

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    I think he was a Ninja Turtle. Cowabunga Dude!!

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    Another Malvern Star Ad

    I'm sure you've probably already seen it.........a bit crude but naturally, it made me laugh.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheQ138F__o

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