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can anyone give me any information about the fun up & down trick bicycles that I can see on a film. The adult holidaymakers (around 1930-1950) are having fun riding bikes on Blackpool pier (unsure whether central pier ?)with red/green/yellow painted swirls on the wheel spats. The bikes have no brakes, or chain, & operated by bouncing up/down on the saddle to propel forward.
I’m researching these bikes which I believe were made by Frank Hawtin & Bros, in a workshop in Blackpool in the 1939 onwards era (or maybe before that ?)
I wish to date the bike & any more history on them would be appreciated.
I also have seen them on a film being used by adults near a big wheel, & other fair rides on Clacton pier.