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Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3800

20th March 2017 (No Comments)

Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3800

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.

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1953 J.C. Parkes Magpie Lightweight Vintage Racing Bicycle

27th June 1953 (No Comments)

1953 J.C. Parkes Magpie Lightweight Vintage Racing Bicycle

1953 J.C.Parkes Magpie made by Parkes Lightweight Cycles – Century Works – Aston Brook Street – Birmingham 6. Parkes Lightweight Cycles were hand made and are quite rare. The founder James Parkes of James Parkes and Sons started producing bicycle frames and fittings in 1895. Parkes and Sons turned into ” The Sun Cycle Fitting Company ” Producing Bicycle and Motor Cycle Frames and Fittings. F.C. Parkes Grand son of James was responsible of the Development of Parkes Lightweight Bicycles.

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1941 Vintage Iver Johnson Super Mobike Ballooner Bicycle

08th November 1941 (No Comments)

1941 Vintage Iver Johnson Super Mobike Ballooner Bicycle

The Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Super Mobike was Iver’s Top of the line Bike for 1941. This Antique Fattire Cruiser has all the Deluxe Features: Chrome Fenders & Zeppelin Chain Guard, Head Light, Tail Light, Cross Braced Handle Bars, Horn Tank with Horn, Deluxe Saddle & Pedals, Rack, Truss fork, and Drop Stand. The 1941 Iver Johnson Super Mobike, as with many other 1941 bikes, was Unique Design that would not reappear after World War 2, when bicycle manufacturing resumed.

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Antique Iver Johnson Mobicycle Wood Wheel Single Tube Bike

24th November 1927 (No Comments)

Antique Iver Johnson Mobicycle Wood Wheel Single Tube Bike

Vintage 1927 Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Mobicycle Bicycle built in Fitchburg Massachusetts. This Iver Mobicycle was a little hard to research because it was not pictured in the Catalogs. Iver Catalogs feature the smaller Mobicycle, where the top tube slopes down with the motorbike tubes getting smaller towards the head tube. This Iver Mobicycle does the opposite and gets bigger toward the head tube. The Bike is not shown but only listed as a Larger 20″ frame upgrade option. This Old Boy has metal covered wood wheels, truss fork, Unique Iver fenders, and Great Patina telling a story of many years of service.

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Antique 1899 Ladies Iver Johnson Wood Wheel Safety Bicycle

12th September 1899 (No Comments)

Antique 1899 Ladies Iver Johnson Wood Wheel Safety Bicycle

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 1898. 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.

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