20th March 2017 ()
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 an Tillie Anderson Racing Accomplishments.
12th March 2017 ()
This is a Antique 1936 CWC built Roadmaster Bicycle was one for the First Ballooner Bikes offered by “CWC” Cleveland Welding Company. This is a Iconic early one year CWC bike is quite rare and seldom scene. CWC bikes are built rugged and are some of the cooler classic tank bikes. This ballooner bike has the Unique Tank, Gothic Truss fork , Silver Ray, Pancake Horn, Extra heavy duty fenders. This CWC Beast has Tough Style with Good Patina.
01st February 2017 ()
This Vintage Racycle Narrow Tread Roadster / Racer Bicycle is one of Racycles earlier offerings and is a Lovely Preserved Gem. The Racycle is the top of the Line Bicycle made by Miami Cycle and Manufacturing, Middletown, Ohio USA. The Racycle Boasts the performance of their unique bottom Bracket. Miami also made Flying Merkel Bicycles. Miami / Racycle bikes are rare and highly sought after and come with superior quality and craftsman ship. From My Research I place this Racycle Roadster Racer as a 1898 Model G.
09th January 2017 ()
This Stylish bike is a 1915 Wards Hawthorne Deluxe Motorbike that was made by Arnold Schwinn & Company. There are a few years in the mid to late teens that Schwinn supplied bicycles to the Wards Department stores to be badged their house brand ” Hawthorne “. Early Schwinns are not very common nor are Schwinn built Hawthornes thus making this bike quite a find. This Hawthorne Bike has some original paint, lots of patina, a total rebuild, and a New Patina Lux Low 28″ wheel set with better than original performance.
06th December 2016 ()
A Classic AS Schwinn built Planes & Trains DX Rat Rod Ballooner bicycle with Great Patina. A Classic paper boy Rat Rod with unique aged paint made up of over spray with original orange and red paint coming through. This Early Schwinn DX Ballooner rides smooth, looks bad, and will get you there in style and comfort.