Not every type of rifle clip fits every vintage bicycle. But these are designed to be as versatile as possible.
You can see from the photos below how they fit. You need to cut up an old leather belt and glue it inside the rifle clips.
To finish them off (though I've not done this on the bike illustrated here). And maybe apply a thicker coat of paint, old nuts and bolts, etc. These replicas are hand-made as close as possible to the original pattern. (1 Front piece + 1 Rear piece). (VAT included within EU - tell me if you need a VAT receipt).
WAR OFFICE 1901'2nd PATTERN' RIFLE CLIPS (REPLICA). During WW1, all the major combatants deployed bicycles. Its not possible to know exactly how many military cyclists there were, but its estimated that at least 100,000 British soldiers used bicycles in some capacity and at least 150,000 French and Belgians.
A bicycle was an ideal means of transportation as it was comparatively lightweight it could be carried over obstructions and as well as being ridden could be loaded with equipment and pushed. It was particularly well-suited for conveying despatches, guerrilla action, patrols and reconnaissance a motorcycle was faster, but a bicycle was silent. OWNER: The Online Bicycle Museum. The item "Rifle Clip Mount WW1 WW2 Army Military Cyclist Bicycle Vintage Antique BSA #2" is in sale since Thursday, October 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Field Gear".
The seller is "groovydubber" and is located in Brighton. This item can be shipped worldwide.