Bicycle tyre brands

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Posted by Magnus Smith on September 02, 2016 at 23:22:41 user Magnus.

I have recently enjoyed reading "Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman" by E.W. Hornung (published 1899). Whilst I often see small things in books which make me think of Ransome, this one jumped out at me more than the usual, and I had to share it.

The story is about two gentlemen criminals, and in this chapter they deliberately chose Dunlop tyres for their bikes when robbing houses.

I had my eye on the road all the way from Ripley to Cobham, and there were more Dunlop marks than any other kind. Bless you, yes, they all leave their special tracks, and we don't want ours to be extra special; the Dunlop's like a rattlesnake, and the Palmer leaves telegraph wires, but surely the serpent is more in our line.

Will I ever tire (ha ha!) of spotting these?!

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