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Vintage Iver Johnson Diamond Frame Special Roadster Bicycle $1850

30th October 2018 (No Comments)

Vintage Iver Johnson Diamond Frame Special Roadster Bicycle $1850

Iver Johnson was famous for there Truss Bridge Frame But but were not limited to that. This 1908 Iver Johnson Special Roadster Bike is a fine example of Iver’s high end diamond frame bicycles that were built with Shelby steel tubing and new frame building techniques. The diamond frame boasted a lighter weight racer frame with comparable strength to the iconic truss bridge frame. This early Iver has unique Iver cranks and bottom bracket that were only used for a few years. The Diamond Frame Special Roadster may look kinda plain Jane but reflects the Craftsmanship and Beauty to be expected from Iver Johnson Bicycles.

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Vintage Iver Johnson Chater Lea Racer Fixed Gear Track Bike $4250

17th October 2018 (No Comments)

Vintage Iver Johnson Chater Lea Racer Fixed Gear Track Bike $4250

This 1927 Iver Johnson Chater Lea Special Racer is the Holly Grail of Iver Track Bicycles and Glorifies Iver’s Commitment to Racing. Iver Johnson has a deep rich history in track racing, most notably known for the African American Racer Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor. Major Taylor had a dominant career in Track Racing and became the second Black Athlete, in any sport, to win a world title. This Top of the Line Bike has Special Chrome-Mo-lib-den-um cold drawn seamless steel tubing an is adorned with Special Chatter Lea Hanger and Hubs. Iver Johnson Bicycles are amazing machines with gun smithing quality and detail. This Iver Special Chatter Lea Racer is also called a Model 90B.

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Vintage Iver Johnson Superior Truss Bridge Roadster Bicycle $2700

11th October 2018 (No Comments)

Vintage Iver Johnson Superior Truss Bridge Roadster Bicycle $2700

This 1927 Superior Truss Bridge Roadster is a Classic example of the Style and Beauty to be expected from Iver Johnson Bikes. Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works, famous for their iconic Truss Bridge Bicycles and Firearms, were built in Fitchburg Massachusetts from the late 1890s till they closed their doors in the 1940s. Iver Johnson Bicycles are amazing machines with gun smithing quality and detail. Iver Johnson’s are unique with proprietary parts like no other, this adds to there value and rarity. This Iver Superior Truss Bar Roadster also called a Model 88.

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Antique 1912 Shapleigh Hardware Wonder Wood Wheel Bicycle $1180

24th September 2017 (No Comments)

Antique 1912 Shapleigh Hardware Wonder Wood Wheel Bicycle $1180

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.

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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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