Bicycles

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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Antique 1919 Simmons Hardware Autocycle Wood Wheel Bicycle $1300

17th January 2017 (No Comments)

Antique 1919 Simmons Hardware Autocycle Wood Wheel Bicycle $1300

This Vintage 1919 Autocycle Motorbike was the Top of the Line Bike offered from the E. C. Simmons Hardware Stores. Simmons Hardware was founded by Edward Campbell Simmons in the 1870s in St. Louis, Missouri and grew to a highly successful nationwide hardware chain. Simmons hardware flourished up until 1922 when it was acquired by Winchester Repeating Arms Still Badged Simmons and then acquired by Shapleigh Hardware Company in 1940 Most Likely no longer Simmons but Badged Shapleigh. Simmons Hardware offered few different Bike models and parts to go with them. Some Later Simmons Bicycles were made by Colson Corporation, but this early one remains a mystery, to the best of my knowledge it is made by Michigan City Excelsior. Simmons was a well trusted hardware store and sold a lot of bikes that are unique with quality construction.

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Vintage 1938 Schwinn Paramount Fixed Gear Track Bicycle $7800

09th September 2016 (No Comments)

Vintage 1938 Schwinn Paramount Fixed Gear Track Bicycle $7800

This Antique Schwinn Track Bike belonged to U.S.A. Olympic Racer Chester Nelson Jr. and was taken to the 1948 London Olympics, unfortunately it was a back up bike and was not raced. The 1948 US Olympic Cycling Team was coached by Chester Nelson Sr. (Father), who also raced in the 1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands Olympics for Team USA. The Bike is well used, loved, raced, and came out of a barn of an aging Chester Nelson Jr. about 20 years ago.

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1894 Antique Sterling Safety Bicycle. Built Like a Watch. $3950

29th July 2016 (No Comments)

1894 Antique Sterling Safety Bicycle. Built Like a Watch. $3950

The Sterling was 19th century American fixed gear safety bike, made by Sterling Bicycle Co. aka “Sterling Cycle Works”. The Sterling has incredible craftsmanship and was known and sold as the Bicycle “Built like a watch”. Sterling Cycle Works manufactured bicycles from 1894 to 1898 at its factory in Chicago, Illinois. In 1899 Sterling move to Kenosha, Wisconsin and the company was sold later that year.

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