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Antique Spalding Chainless w Spoon Coaster Brake TOC Bicycle $6900

27th February 2021 (No Comments)

Antique Spalding Chainless w Spoon Coaster Brake TOC Bicycle $6900

This Vintage Spalding Shaft Drive with one of the First Coaster Brake Hubs is an Exquisite Turn of the Century Bicycle. Albert Goodwill Spalding began his sporting career as a Baseball pitcher and later founded A. G. Spalding & Brothers a sporting goods company. During the late 1880s and 1890s, A.G. Spalding produced several different bicycle models and sponsored a racing team to help advertise its cycles. In 1899 Spalding purchased the concerns of over 48 bicycle manufacturers, then sold them to the American Bicycle Company, forming a trust in an effort to reduce overhead and improve slumping sales. This 1900 Model 31 Mens Chainless Bicycle was top of the Line “Latest and Greatest” and even boasted the new luxury of a Coaster Brake as all predecessors were Fixed Gear.

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Antique 1899 Spalding Racer TOC Wood Wheel Track Bicycle $3200

28th November 2019 (No Comments)

Antique 1899 Spalding Racer TOC Wood Wheel Track Bicycle $3200

Vintage 1899 Spalding Racer / Roadster Fixed Gear Track Bicycle is an amazing machine adored with all the innovations of the times. Albert Goodwill Spalding began his sporting career as a Baseball pitcher and later founded A. G. Spalding & Brothers a sporting goods company. During the late 1880s and 1890s, A.G. Spalding produced several different bicycle models and sponsored a racing team to help advertise its cycles. This 1899 Model 1322 Mens Racer Bicycle was Spalding’s top of the Line Track Racing Bicycle interred in to the 6 Day Races. Spalding Bicycles have incredible Beauty and Design and hold a predominant part of Sporting Goods and Cycling History.

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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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Antique 1900 Spalding Chainless Fixed Gear Wood Wheel Bike

05th December 1900 (No Comments)

Antique 1900 Spalding Chainless Fixed Gear Wood Wheel Bike

This Vintage Spalding Fixed Gear Shaft Drive is an Exquisite Turn of the Century Bicycle built at the Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A. Factory. Albert Goodwill Spalding began his sporting career as a Baseball pitcher and later founded A. G. Spalding & Brothers a sporting goods company. During the late 1880s and 1890s, A.G. Spalding produced several different bicycle models and sponsored a racing team to help advertise its cycles. In 1899 Spalding purchased the concerns of over 48 bicycle manufacturers, then sold them to the American Bicycle Company, forming a trust in an effort to reduce overhead and improve slumping sales.

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1899 Columbia / Pope Model 59 Shaft Drive Wood Wheel Bicycle

24th September 1899 (No Comments)

1899 Columbia / Pope Model 59 Shaft Drive Wood Wheel Bicycle

This Antique Fixed Gear Wood Wheel Shaft Drive Bike was made by Pope Manufacturing in the year 1899 and was known as a Columbia Model 59. Now coming out of the Gay 1890s Bicycle Boom, Pope and a Few other Manufactures were hedging bets on the Chainless or Shaft Drive Bicycle to be the next best innovation to boost sales. Although the Chainless Bike was in production for many years, the many small parts and Chainless issues proved to be far greater hassle than the basic chain, that is still used today. Columbia’s Shaft drive first appeared in 1898 and were Manufactured into the 1920s. New Model numbers were given the bikes every year and they saw many improvements and changes as the years rolled by. The Chainless started very basic and saw improvement like coaster brakes, multi speeds, and suspension in both Ladies and Men’s models.

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