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Bicycle, Contour

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made in Edinburgh and Newcastle

Postcard of Bicycle, Contour.
000-180-001-149-C
© National Museums Scotland

Bicycle, Contour

This mountain bicycle, or ATB (All Terrain Bicycle) was designed and assembled by the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative. The frame was made by Steels of Newcastle. It dates from 1989. The model name is 'Contour'.

The frame is painted gunmetal grey with 'Edinburgh Bicycle' on both down tubes and 'Contour'/'Biopace 18 Speed SIS' on the top tube. The chainset is Shimano Exage Biospace, the gears are Shimaro Exage Country and the brakes are Shimano cantilever. 'AH' is stamped under the crank bar.


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Online ID: 000-180-001-149-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1989.78
Date: 1989
c. 1989
Material: Alloy. Inscription: Edinburgh Bicycle; Contour Biospace 18 Speed SIS
Dimensions: 1000 mm H x 600 mm x 1740 mm
What: Bicycle, mountain
Subject: 15. ROAD TRANSPORT, Muscle power (Departmental Classification)
Who: Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative Ltd, 5/6 Alvanley Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 (Maker)
Falcon (Maker of the saddle)
Shimaro Exage (Maker of gears and brakes)
Steels of Newcastle (Maker of frame)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
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Description: Edinburgh Contour mountain bicycle designed and assembled in Edinburgh by Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, with the frame by Steels of Newcastle, c. 1989
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