Since I was a boy I liked to collect things and ride a bike. 11years ago in 2008 I had a dream to open the first bicycle museum in Israel. In the beginning I had the fortune to buy an older woman's 100 years old Brennabor bike that came to Israel with her father and family on a ship from Germany. She kept them in her basement in Jerusalem for many years. In 2008 during Passover she was cleaning the basement and decided to post them for sale on a second-hand website.
The first couple of bicycles that I managed to collect hung on the walls of the house, until my wife suggested to me that I exaggerate Luckily in the Moshav where I live there is an old chicken coop which I decided to renovate and to establish the museum workshop and showroom there. Since then I have not stopped collecting seek to renovate and replace bike. Now have a collection of about 140 couples. Divided into eight classes. Museum is a non-profit , ask me where do you get all the bike ? So the answer is that each couple has a different story how he came to the museum , some couples are donations from good people , or families Slrocbi professional past , some I find in bike shops or even in kibbutzim landfill and some I buy. All Haofniiim undergo renovation, I learn about their history and prepares them hanged alongside Sever page . Even outside the museum dedicated to the life of bicycles , bicycle tours I accompanied Israel Kids Guide , coach and teaches them how to ride. Additionally doing shows and tours of the museum .
People who visit the museum I make small talk begins tour of the history of the bike. I tell the first bike machine " walking " invented by the German Baron Karl von Dries in 1818 Next add Fadel front wheel and made the rattling bones ( bone shaker ) , in the middle of the 19th century built the bike big wheel ((penny farthing). Bike a Singer with a wheel 60 inches have a museum. model is not held for a long time because it was dangerous , thus reducing the size of the wheels add another wheel and made him a tricycle . in 1888 John Dunlop invented the tires and inner and began producing bicycles with wheels equal.
Department following an I explain it distributes bikes made in Israel . Israel were six companies that produced bicycles Department has a total of about 18 bikes men, women and children of those companies . Plant first in the country for bicycles founded in 1940 by Abraham Michelson Givatayim bikes were very high quality and in addition will produce parts like bayonets brakes and more .. another company was established in 1958 at Kibbutz wasp called icm . They were established with the assistance of the Israeli government and investors from South Africa. Factory location was in the industrial area Beit Shemesh to allow new immigrants who lived there to work in the factory. Early sixties were built three companies Jacoby the Presenti , raced and quietly manner. ( Hoc ) deaf way located in the industrial area of Petah Tikva still exist and produce bikes to order.
These days International Bicycle Exhibition opened at the Design Museum Holon and request I present 12 bikes made in Israel from my collection , the museum design.
Another class museum is a city bikes all over the world , bicycle stand bike Syria left abandoned Syrian village after the Six -Day Bicycle Iran , bicycle City German rare with everyone back . Bike Indians without a necklace with Driibshift , Tandem Italian boutique with five locations and much more couples from around the world . further class of modes is there a Raleigh bike messengers , tricycle used to work in the market, an ice cream distribution bikes , tricycles Sinai carrying people and equipment. Department Department biking is another new field surface developed relationships Gary Fisher , Richard s , and other freaks of riding late Septuagint . Where you can see models of the leading hard tail bike , full suspension and Softeil from the eighties and nineties .
Department of Children bike shows tricycles made of iron from the fifties and sixties , bikes with wheels Severe rise and fall while riding. Stinger Schwinn bikes from the sixties , seventies Raleigh Chopper and American Ustrnfeliir 1950 and more. The next class of folding bikes . Among other things there Bicorton bikes , folding aluminum from the first 60 . Molten Standard Triumph bike designed by the designer of Rolls Royce and more.
Second in the department have special bike . There are four pairs of road bike against the clock with the ladies unique structured combination of materials like carbon fiber , titanium, aluminum , Skdium and more. Dirt bike aggressive rare car company Porsche from the 90 . Biking Mercedes hybrid bike suspension fully built for me by Midotii bamboo and carbon . Ski bikes with skis and more. Department has a lot of road bike road bike designs and from different countries seventies and eighties, all made of iron with a bent handlebar and gear levers front of the time. Finally, the Department of Champions . Bike I have trophies, certificates and clothing of some Israeli champion in cycling . Two of them , Yitzhak Ben David Ohayon and Henry were professional riders Retin group . They came from Morocco in the late fifties . They were champions of Israel and attended the 1960 Rome Olympics . Their fashion and fly across Great Britain 's Ben David , he produced especially by measurements factory in France. Additional bike made lejeune belong to Albert Bouzaglo , Israeli champion at 100 km in 1957. Htz'inli bike department More Reuben's 1968 violin, champion of Israel all assign from 1968 to 1972. additional bike Bianchi 1960 belonged to Amos Levy who rises from Egypt where National King Farouk . was coach of Israel and International Bicycle judge .
I believe that with the museum I get more and more older people and young people interested in and ride a bike. I also want to preserve the history of the bike companies operating in the country and the legacy of past champions
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