1917 Antique Reading Standard Motorbike Wood Wheel Roadster

1917 Antique Reading Standard Motorbike Wood Wheel Roadster

02nd September 1917 (No Comments)

Antique Reading Standard Wood Wheel Bicycle made by Great Western Manufacturing Company of La Porte, Indiana around 1917. The Reading Standard started Manufacturing Bicycles in Reading Reading Pennsylvania at around 1906 to 1910, as the Bicycle industry suffered, companies were merged or bought to survive the hard times. Great Western Manufacturing Company acquired Reading Standard and was the second largest bicycle manufacturing company to survive the downturn, Second to Pope’s American Bicycle Company Trust (ABC). Great Western Manufacturing Company of La Porte, Indiana Produce some Amazing Bikes built with Quality. This Antique Bicycle is Patina restored as found and it’s Beauty Tells a story of it’s Time.

¬†This Reading Standard is a Nice Quality Early Antique bike showing Craftsmanship superior to later mass production bicycles. The bike has Great Patina with aged over paint, traces of original paint, and effects of the elements. The Bike is a 28″ x 1 1/2″ Wood wheel Roadster Bike with Tubular Tires. Nice White Wall Tubular that hold Shape but not air.( A Lux Low Tire treatment) The Bike is an Interesting Old Bicycle, Restored as Found with Patina intact. The Wood Rims have been refinished, restored, and re laced with original spokes to original hubs. The rear hub is a New Departure Model A Coaster Brake, and the Front is oddly an Iver Johnson front hub. The Chain is an early Skip tooth chain. Bike has Early Crank & Sprocket, Bottom Bracket, Head set, Stem, and wood block Pedals. I could find no literature on Reading Standard so the Bike is restored as found, except for the seat that was added and is period correct. 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 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.

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