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Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3800

20th March 2017 (No Comments)

Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3800

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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Lux Low Winter 2015 Antique Bike Swapping & Social Road Trip

31st January 2015 (No Comments)

Lux Low Winter 2015 Antique Bike Swapping & Social Road Trip

It’s been a while since LuxLow has been on the road swapping and picking bikes, but with this years Cheap Gas Prices we had to take the show on the Road. Previously we had abandoned swaps due to High Gas Prices and the INTERWEBS and the Salty Swappers they Produce. Come on People, You can get value from ebay if you take out the 15% for fees, the 20% for your time listing and shipping, 5% for cash, and throw in another 5% for being Social and getting off your ass. We sell a ton on ebay. yet this is a good formula for local swap sales. Enough with the Rant, whether swaps are a dieing breed or not, they are fun, and my favorite shopping, bike people are characters and we are always amazed to see something we have never seen before. Good Times.

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” The RACYCLE ” Bicycle, Miami Cycle & Manufacturing Company

21st October 2014 (No Comments)

” The RACYCLE ” Bicycle, Miami Cycle & Manufacturing Company

The Racycle was the top of the line bicycle made by The Miami Cycle & Manufacturing Co. out of Middletown Ohio. Miami Cycle & Manufacturing Company produced high quality Bicycles from the 1990s to the 1920s. The Racycle boasted its unique hanger that provided better balance. You can credit Miami Cycle to be one of the great over designers of the time but that uniqueness also make them so collectible. As a collector your will most likely look past many Miami Bicycles until you are a True Connoisseur and then the Miami Cycle will be on the fore front of your collecting. This is recent haul of Miami Cycle Racycles, Some eye candy you can expect to see patina restored to LuxLow.Com in the Future. Enjoy

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Antique Iver Johnson Mobicycle Wood Wheel Single Tube Bike

24th November 1927 (No Comments)

Antique Iver Johnson Mobicycle Wood Wheel Single Tube Bike

Vintage 1927 Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Mobicycle Bicycle built in Fitchburg Massachusetts. This Iver Mobicycle was a little hard to research because it was not pictured in the Catalogs. Iver Catalogs feature the smaller Mobicycle, where the top tube slopes down with the motorbike tubes getting smaller towards the head tube. This Iver Mobicycle does the opposite and gets bigger toward the head tube. The Bike is not shown but only listed as a Larger 20″ frame upgrade option. This Old Boy has metal covered wood wheels, truss fork, Unique Iver fenders, and Great Patina telling a story of many years of service.

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Antique 1899 Ladies Iver Johnson Wood Wheel Safety Bicycle

12th September 1899 (No Comments)

Antique 1899 Ladies Iver Johnson Wood Wheel Safety Bicycle

Beautiful Early Ladies Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Bicycle built in Fitchburg Massachusetts. This Wonderfully Preserved Gem appears to be one of Iver’s first self badged Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Bicycle built in Fitchburg Mass. in 1898. The Bicycle has wood wheels, single tube tires, fixed gear hub, front Spoon Brake, Ornate Chainguard, and Wooden rear Fender with Skirt Guards. This Early Iver Could be considered Safety or Early post Safety Era.

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