“The New Rapid” (part two)

PRICE LIST

The price list, which will be sent to all applicants post free, contains a large fund of absolutely invaluable information for all cyclists. If you have a cycle you will find it interesting and if you are thinking of buying one, you will find it indispensable. Every point in cycle construction is discussed in detail, so that the reader is enabled to thoroughly understand and grasp everything in connexion therewith.

A WORD ON TIRES

WE ARE FREE HOUSE, AND WILL FIT ANY KIND YOU PLEASE; BUT

AFTER TWO YEARS WE STRONGLY RECOMM END

FLEUSS TUBELESS TIRES

FOR SPEED, CLEANLINESS AND FREEDOM FROM PUNCTURE

THEY CAN BE REPAIRED WITH A POSTAGE STAMP.

DISTINGUISHED RIDERS

OF

“NEW RAPID” CYCLES

Amongst distinguished persons whom the “New Rapid” Cycle Company have had the honour of supplying may be mentioned the names of HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE OF GREECE, H.R H. PRINCESS VICTORIA OF WALES, H.R.H. PRINCESS MAUD OF WALES, HER MAJESTY EMPRESS DAGMAR OF RUSSIA, H.R.H. GRANDE PRINCESS OLGA OF RUSSIA, H.R.H. PRINCES MARIE OF GREECE, H.R.H. PRINCE VALDEMAR OF DENMARK, numerous other Royalties and members of the Aristocracy of the British Isles and the Continent. If you ride a “New Rapid” you will be in good company.

“NEW RAPIDS” WILL BE SENT FOR INSPECTION

For the convenience of intending purchasers, on receipt of cash as per list price, a “New Rapid” Cycle of any of the standard patterns will be sent carriage paid to any part of the British Isles. It may then be thoroughly inspected, and, if not approved, be returned within 24 hours. On the machine being received back in good condition the cash will be refunded, less cost of return carriage. Any one desiring to thoroughly examine a “New Rapid” before buying it can thus do so at but a very trifling expense. It is, of course, dearly understood that a machine sent on approval must on no account be ridden. This would have the effect of converting it into a second-hand cycle and make it impossible to take it back into stock.

THE OPINION OF A RIDER

H Masters, Esq, Halkyn, near Holywell, writes: –  

July 20, 1898.

“I have ridden your ‘New Rapid’ machine since March, 1897 and am pleased to say that it has given me the greatest satisfaction in every way. It is as good now as it was a year ago, not-withstanding the fact that it has been ridden all through the winter, during frost and snow, rain and sunshine.”

THE OPINION OF ANOTHER RIDER

P G. MAYHEW Esq., Ipswich, writes: –

31st August, 1898

“I have nothing but praise for the excellence of the machine and its tires. I have finished a month’s riding in the district of the Broads.  The machine has given no trouble and the Fleuss tires are un-punctured. The same applies to my wife’s machine, which has been considered by good judges ‘the smartest lady’s bike of the year.”

RACING RECORDS

The “New Rapid” Racer is a magnificent hill-climber and is, we believe, the fastest ever made, on account of the perfect bearing parts, wheels and rigid frame. This machine holds nearly all the Australian records.

CYCLE NEWSPAPER OPINIONS

The “CYCLIST” says: –

“In the running qualities we have never found a better machine than the ‘New Rapid.’ It is equal to anything we have ever tried, and as a hill-climber we have certainly never found its superior. Indeed we question if we have ever found its equal.”

“WHEELING” says: –

“As everybody knows, the staying powers of a ‘New Rapid’ cycles are second to none Mr C A Palmer having very wisely put durability and excellence of manufacture first.”

The “IRISH CYCLIST” says: –

“And of one thing a purchaser may be certain, a ‘New Rapid ‘will not collapse.”

“CYCLING” says: –

“Anyone at all versed in cycling matters and especially anyone with a knowledge of the manner in which different types of machines stand the wear and tear of hard work on all sorts and conditions of roads, must be aware of the splendid reputation borne by the ‘ New Rapid ‘wheels.”

PLEASE NOTE THIS

THE VERY HIGHEST GRADE CYCLE,

THE “NEW RAPID,”

AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE.

See examples at the CRYSTAL PALACE. Stand 34, in the Centre of the hall,

Or

Call at our London depot,

65 HOLBORN VIADUCT

(TWO DOORS FROM SNOW-HILL STATION

WORKS, BIRMINGHAM)

Prise lists will be sent on application *

The Times, Monday, Nov 21, 1898; pg. 15

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