12th September 1899 ()
Beautiful Early Ladies Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Bicycle built in Fitchburg Massachusetts. This Wonderfully Preserved Gem appears to be one of Iver’s first self badged Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Bicycle built in Fitchburg Mass. in 1899. The Bicycle has wood wheels, single tube tires, fixed gear hub, front Spoon Brake, Ornate Chainguard, and Wooden rear Fender with Skirt Guards. This Early Iver Could be considered Safety or Early post Safety Era. The Detail and Craftsmanship of this Iver is quite exquisite with jewelry like detail, a nice beginning for what we would come to be expect from Iver Johnson Bicycles.
This 100 year old Iver is real nice for her Age, Restored as found with Patina intact. I will explain what is some of the most interesting and overly designed aspects of this bike. The wheels have Beautiful wood rims have been resealed, restored, and have been trued as best as possible with the original spokes. The front hub is an barrel hub that has cones that are keyed to fit with no movement into the keyed fork. The Rear Hub is Early Fixed Gear Hub. The Tires are old 28″x 1 1/2″ Single tube tires, the front is definitely nicer than the rear, tires are patina matched but not the same make. Tires hold Shape but not air. The Bike has a Beautiful Wooden Rear Fender that has Brass eyelets and a Laced Skirt Guard. The Chain is a early Skiptooth and is covered by a Full ChainGuard. The Crank is a Early Iver 2 Piece Split axle Crank with bolt on Chainring, Crank has a long through bolt that holds it all together, the Crank arm has a bolted key that locks into the Bottom bracket cones. Early handle bars with cork grips and Unique Early Spoon Brake front brake. Original saddle patina restored with unique binder bolt seat post. The Bike is Original (as Found). Rebuilt with Original Iver Hardware that in machine like their gun Hardware. The Wood Wheels and Original Patina is Beautiful and although completely rebuilt, I would say she is more of a show piece than 100 year old Rider. This Iver was purchased form one of the largest Iver Johnson Collectors (former largest) and these bikes like this don’t come around often. It is Rare and Highly Unique and truly can be appreciated by any Mechanic, Bike Geek, and or Collector.
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: $200 for this Bike to most of the US.
Stand Not Included, but can be purchased with the bike or through our store.