Bicycle, boy's BMX, 16 inch, 'Spiderman', metal/plastic, Rand, 1997. Child's 16 inch (40 cm) BMX bicycle comprising a metallic blue frame with the word 'Spiderman' on a transfer on the chain guard. The wheels feature wire spokes with a red rim, black tyres and orange reflectors. The seat, pedals and handgrips are black plastic while the trainer wheels attached to the rear wheel axle are blue with black tyres. A padded crash bar between the black metal handle bars is covered with a fabric print with the name 'Spiderman 'plus at the location where the handle bars meet the front fork. The diagonal and near horizontal bars of the frame are covered with a fabric print depicting an illustration of Spiderman in red and blue with the name 'Spiderman' in yellow. The bicycle has an adjustable seat, front hand brake connected to the front wheel, a chrome-plated bell on the handle bar and a rear reflector below the seat.
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(Accession num: 97/328/1)
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Headline: A Superhero is born!
Summary: Spiderman first appeared in 1962 in issue no. 15 of 'Amazing Fantasy'.
Headline: BMX movie stars
Summary: While BMX bikes were popular from the early 70s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMX_bike), they were possibly at the height of coolness around 1983 when the film 'BMX Bandits' was released. So they've gone from being ridden by movie stars (Nicole Kidman in BMX Bandits) to carrying movie memorabilia (and in this case, training wheels). I'd shoehorn in a joke about Nicole Kidman's curly hair but I can't think of one. Damn.
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