20th March 2017 (No Comments)
Little is known about the Thistle Bicycle except that the Thistle was manufactured by Fulton Machine Works and had ties to Excelsior Cycle Supply both in Chicago around 1892 to 1900. What is known is that Quite Possibly the most Iconic Early Women’s Racer, Tillie Anderson aka ” The Terrible Swede ” Rode a Thistle Bicycle. Tillie Anderson a Swedish immigrant raced in a brief era where women were allowed to race in Road and Track 6 Day races. Tillie entered 130 races and won all but 7, quite a dominating performance and career. Unfortunately women’s racing was taboo and the “LAW” League of American Wheelman abolished Women’s racing in the early 1900s and Women’s Racing would set back for decades. This Antique Thistle Bike is is Quite an Exquisite Piece of Machinery only trumped by Tillie Anderson Racing Accomplishments.
This Amazing Bicycle is Rebuilt, Cleaned, and Sealed. This Bicycle would Be Perfect For a Collection, Conversation or Decoration. Click here for Details of the Lux Low Vintage Patina Restoration Process on this Bike.
Local Sale: Cash Pickup in Golden, Colorado. Cash Price is Lower than our web posted prices.
Non Local Sales: You will be billed through Paypal and Shipping is: $150 Bikes with out Fenders & $200 for bikes with fenders to most of the US.
Display Stand Not Included, But may be purchased in our store.