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1941 Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser Prewar Colson Tank Bicycle $2300

06th August 2018 (No Comments)

1941 Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser Prewar Colson Tank Bicycle $2300

This 1941 Firestone Bullnose Cruiser Bike has great Patina and Character to match it’s age. This Prewar bicycle was made by Colson Corp. Elyria, Ohio for the Firestone Tire Department Stores. It’s a Rare Bicycle and was only in Production about one year, Pre World War 2, and did not resurface after the war. 1940 and 1941 were great years for Amazing Ballooner bikes, I easily feel that Colson made some of the Best Bicycles out those years, even rivaling the absolute Quality of Schwinn Bikes. This Bicycle has Incredible Style and Design and is Highly Sought after by Collectors. Take a Look and You can see why the Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser is one of my favorites and is truly One of a Kind.

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1941 Colson Imperial GrillNose Prewar Rat Rod Cruiser Bicycle $2400

27th July 2018 (No Comments)

1941 Colson Imperial GrillNose Prewar Rat Rod Cruiser Bicycle $2400

This 1941 Rover Grillnose Cushioner Cruiser Bike was a top of the line Imperial Series bike made by Colson Corporation Elyria, Ohio. This Deluxe Bicycle boasted the New Features of Cushioner Suspension Fork, Grill Tank, and Lighted Rack. The Colson Grillnose Bicycle was only in Production about a year. 1940 and 1941 were great years for Amazing Ballooner bikes, I easily feel that Colson made some of the Best Bicycles out those years, even rivaling the absolute Quality of Schwinn Bikes. This is a Bad ol Rat Rod Ride, Quite Unique and Rare, Sought After By Collectors, I originally got this for full restoration but decided she suited me better this way, Ratty, Totally rebuilt, and Ready to Ride.

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The Rat’s Meow Prewar Ladies Elgin Miss America Tank Bicycle $1000

27th July 2018 (No Comments)

The Rat’s Meow Prewar Ladies Elgin Miss America Tank Bicycle $1000

This Elgin Miss America Bicycle was Sears’s top on the line Ladies Bikes in 1941. Although she was the Cats Meow back in the day it’s the Rats Meow Now. Elgin was the Brand name of the Bicycles Sold by Sears Department Stores before World War 2 and this particular Elgin was manufactured by Murray of Ohio. This Elgin Rat is rebuilt Ratty as found, she rides smooth, and looks more like a Brawler than Miss America.

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Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3600

20th March 2017 (No Comments)

Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3600

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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1936 Vintage CWC Prewar Roadmaster Fattire Cruiser Tank Bike $3200

12th March 2017 (No Comments)

1936 Vintage CWC Prewar Roadmaster Fattire Cruiser Tank Bike $3200

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.

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