Hire a Vintage Bicycle for Film & TV

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VINTAGE BICYCLE HIRE FOR FILM & TV

I also hire bicycles to film production companies that prefer better quality machines than they can obtain from regular hire companies.

As I provide accurate vehicle dating, they can then guarantee the provenance of their props.

If you’re after a vintage bicycle for film, TV episodes, or WW1, etc please tell me the dates, duration and location of hire required.

You can email me at Buyvintage@mac.com

Or phone me on 07866-126469

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COMBAT CASH EPISODE 1


 

In July 2011, I had an enquiry from a production company in Los Angeles, who were filming a new series for Discovery TV Channel. Would I be prepared to fly out with one of my BSA Airbornes for two days filming?

You bet I would!

So, with only a few weeks notice, we boxed up the BSA and jumped on a plane, to be met at LAX by Dawn, the Coordinating Producer. Three days later I was driven into the desert some 70 miles east of LA, where they proposed dropping the bike out of a plane by parachute…

Los Angeles at the end of August 2011 was in the middle of a heatwave. The desert is hot anyway. Filming all day in 108 degrees was an interesting experience. I certainly did not need to wear my white shirt and tweed jacket.

Actually, they did not intend to throw my Airborne out of a plane. They had bought a Montague Paratrooper Pro, and Owen (centre of picture above, one of the stars of the show) was going to do a parachute jump, accompanied by a qualified skydiver who would bring the Paratrooper Pro down by parachute.

Above: BSA meets the Paratrooper Pro, before doing its stuff. Below, after the Pro has landed.

The other day of filming was near the beach, in a vintage shop, so was (thankfully) a bit cooler.

The only downside to the experience was that the jacket I brought with did not get on very well with the camera, so they dressed me in the ridiculous cardigan below.

You can see the video at the bottom of the page; my segment is the second half of the episode.

Combat Cash Episode 1

 

TO SEE THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKnqt0bhpbU&noredirect=1

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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BSA & MILITARY BICYCLE MUSEUM

The BSA & Military Bicycle Museum is a website devoted to the history and preservation of bicycles used for war.

I now have many more Boer War and WW1 military bicycles ready for display, and I’ll update the information in due course:

BSA & Military Bike Museum

PLEASE CLICK HERE

http://BSABikes.co.uk

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