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Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Spring Frame Roadster Bike

17th June 1910 (No Comments)

Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Spring Frame Roadster Bike

Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Early Suspension Bicycle built in Fitchburg Massachusetts from 1906 to 1917, but at a best estimate would be from 1910. This is another Iver rendition of their Famous Truss Bridge Frame with springs added for a cushioned ride. The Spring frame is definitely unique and I was quite impressed with its technology for such a early suspension bike.

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1910 Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Roadster Track Bike

13th March 1910 (No Comments)

1910 Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Roadster Track Bike

This Vintage Fixed Gear Racing Bicycle was a modeled after Major Taylor’s own Track Bicycle. This Roadster featured light steel tubing and designs specified by Taylor himself, The Truss Bridge was added to the frame for durability for off track street use. This Frame gained Iver Johnson much strength notability, know as ” Trust the Truss “. Major Taylor is a Famous Black Racer out of the 1890′s, who endured racial criticism ( often banned from American races ), but still rose to the top of the racing ranks. Major Taylor’s racing career flourished in Europe ( where sportsmanship out weight racism ) in the early 1990s winning the majority of races he entered. Taylor’s Success and sponsorship by Iver Johnson greatly helped the success Iver Johnson Bicycles.

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1900s Antique Reading Standard Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle

10th July 1906 (No Comments)

1900s Antique Reading Standard Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle

Early 1900s Antique Reading Standard Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle. This old bike was made by the Reading Standard Company, Reading Pennsylvania at around 1906 to 1910. The Reading Standard Company Manufactured Bicycles and then motorcycles in to the Teens ( The Motorcycle Boom ). This Antique Bicycle is Patina restored as found and it’s Beauty Tells a story of it’s Time.

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Antique 1904 Pierce Cushion Frame Chainless Wood Wheel Bike

11th September 1904 (No Comments)

Antique 1904 Pierce Cushion Frame Chainless Wood Wheel Bike

The Pierce Shaft Drive Cushioner Frame Pneumatic Safety Bicycle with Suspension Fork was the Pinnacle of innovation and boasted a Smooth Vibrationless Ride. The George N. Pierce Company started manufacturing bicycles in 1891 and later produced Motorcycles and the Pierce Arrow Automobile. The Pierce Arrow name also made it to quite a few Pierce Bicycles. Pierce was a well respected name, back in the day, producing quality bicycles with out a inflated price. Pierce Cycles are highly collectible because of their Unique and Superior Construction, Widely considered the upper echelon of Antique Bicycles.

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1900s Antique Lake View Cycle Company Wood Wheel Bike

11th March 1903 (No Comments)

1900s Antique Lake View Cycle Company Wood Wheel Bike

Early 1900s Antique Lake View Cycle Company Wood Wheel Bike. The Lovely Badge may be the only story to tell “Lake View Cycle Company 3255 N. Clark St. Chicago” After much research I found nothing, not even in the Wheelman lists. I Believe this LVC Bike to be a made from early 1900′s to around 1918 and most likely a small bike Manufacture in Chicago surviving the down turn in the bicycle industry after the Gay 1890s Bicycle Boom. Chicago was home to many small Manufactures in the early 1900s as well as Larger Arnold Schwinn & Co.

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