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Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle

20th March 1898 (No Comments)

Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle

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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1898 Crescent # 11 Western Wheel Works Bicycle

10th March 1898 (No Comments)

1898 Crescent # 11 Western Wheel Works Bicycle

This is an Antique Crescent Bicycle, Model # 11 made by Western Wheel Works of Chicago. Western Wheel Works was one of the Top Manufacturers of the times and this Crescent Bicycles has Incredible Craftsmanship. Western Wheel Works made all Crescent Parts for this Bicycle in House with an Extreme Attention to Detail. In 1898, This Bicycle was Expensive for it’s Day selling from 75 to 100 dollars. Bicycles Sold from the 1920′s to 1970′s Ranged from Affordable at 25 dollars to the Top of the Line at 75 dollars.

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Antique 1898 Racycle Narrow Tread Roadster Wood Wheel Bike

01st February 1898 (No Comments)

Antique 1898 Racycle Narrow Tread Roadster Wood Wheel Bike

This Vintage Racycle Narrow Tread Roadster / Racer Bicycle is one of Racycles earlier offerings and is a Lovely Preserved Gem. The Racycle is the top of the Line Bicycle made by Miami Cycle and Manufacturing, Middletown, Ohio USA. The Racycle Boasts the performance of their unique bottom Bracket. Miami also made Flying Merkel Bicycles. Miami / Racycle bikes are rare and highly sought after and come with superior quality and craftsman ship. From My Research I place this Racycle Roadster Racer as a 1898 Model G.

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Antique 1888 Springfield Roadster Safety High Wheel Bicycle

20th August 1888 (No Comments)

Antique 1888 Springfield Roadster Safety High Wheel Bicycle

Antique Springfield Roadster Safety Hi Wheel bike pretty sure from 1888 but may be 1889. This Bike is a nice representation of the last of the High Wheel / Penny Farthing / Ordinary era. Safety means the bike has a rake and consider safer the Original High Wheel / Ordinary bikes. Pedals and cranks work as a treadle, which is a pumping motion more than circular motion. Definitely advancements for the times, you can also coast on this bike. Springfield Roadster is the beginnings / related or becomes Lovell Diamond and further Iver Johnson Bicycles.

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