Antique 1912 Shapleigh Hardware Wonder Wood Wheel Bicycle

Antique 1912 Shapleigh Hardware Wonder Wood Wheel Bicycle

24th September 1912 (No Comments)

This Vintage 1912 Wonder was the in house bike brand offered from the Shapleigh Hardware Store. Augustus F. Shapleigh had a history in the hardware industry and in the mid 1800s moved to St. Louis Missouri Considered The Gateway to the West. In St. Louis A. F. Shapleigh developed a highly successful nationwide hardware chain called A. F. Shapleigh Hardware. A. F. Shapleigh hardware stores had a long run out lasting many competitors, staying in business up until 1960s. It is known that Shapleigh had some of there bikes made by Pope / Columbia and this one is Pope manufactured. The Wonder Badge says 1912 which leads me to a correct year since the bike has no fender drilling that is a trait that comes on bikes after 1914. This Shapleigh Wonder was restored as found and is a nice example of a basic teens bike.

This 1912 Shapleigh Wonder has been Lux Low Patina Restored and Resuscitated. The Bike has original paint and patina is Lux Low deep cleaned and a sealed coat. The Bike is Restored as found: Early Swooping handlebars, Leather wrapped wood grips, Skiptooth Sprocket and Drive, Early Saddle, Model A New Departure Coaster Brake, etc.. The Wood Wheels are Nice and have Great Patina with Whitewall Tubular Tires, The Wheels Look Great But I Don’t consider them or the Bike¬† Road worthy. This Wonder Bicycle is a Nice Looking old Plain Jane Bike from 1912.

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: $140 for this bike to most of the US.

Display Stand Not Included, But may be purchased in our store.

 

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