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1899 Columbia / Pope Model 59 Shaft Drive Wood Wheel Bicycle $2000

24th September 2018 (No Comments)

1899 Columbia / Pope Model 59 Shaft Drive Wood Wheel Bicycle $2000

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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Antique 1888 Springfield Roadster Safety High Wheel Bicycle $9500

20th August 2018 (No Comments)

Antique 1888 Springfield Roadster Safety High Wheel Bicycle $9500

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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1941 Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser Prewar Colson Tank Bicycle $2300

06th August 2018 (No Comments)

1941 Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser Prewar Colson Tank Bicycle $2300

This 1941 Firestone Bullnose Cruiser Bike has great Patina and Character to match it’s age. This Prewar bicycle was made by Colson Corp. Elyria, Ohio for the Firestone Tire Department Stores. It’s a Rare Bicycle and was only in Production about one year, Pre World War 2, and did not resurface after the war. 1940 and 1941 were great years for Amazing Ballooner bikes, I easily feel that Colson made some of the Best Bicycles out those years, even rivaling the absolute Quality of Schwinn Bikes. This Bicycle has Incredible Style and Design and is Highly Sought after by Collectors. Take a Look and You can see why the Firestone Bull Nose Cruiser is one of my favorites and is truly One of a Kind.

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1941 Colson Imperial GrillNose Prewar Rat Rod Cruiser Bicycle $2400

27th July 2018 (No Comments)

1941 Colson Imperial GrillNose Prewar Rat Rod Cruiser Bicycle $2400

This 1941 Rover Grillnose Cushioner Cruiser Bike was a top of the line Imperial Series bike made by Colson Corporation Elyria, Ohio. This Deluxe Bicycle boasted the New Features of Cushioner Suspension Fork, Grill Tank, and Lighted Rack. The Colson Grillnose Bicycle was only in Production about a year. 1940 and 1941 were great years for Amazing Ballooner bikes, I easily feel that Colson made some of the Best Bicycles out those years, even rivaling the absolute Quality of Schwinn Bikes. This is a Bad ol Rat Rod Ride, Quite Unique and Rare, Sought After By Collectors, I originally got this for full restoration but decided she suited me better this way, Ratty, Totally rebuilt, and Ready to Ride.

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The Rat’s Meow Prewar Ladies Elgin Miss America Tank Bicycle $1000

27th July 2018 (No Comments)

The Rat’s Meow Prewar Ladies Elgin Miss America Tank Bicycle $1000

This Elgin Miss America Bicycle was Sears’s top on the line Ladies Bikes in 1941. Although she was the Cats Meow back in the day it’s the Rats Meow Now. Elgin was the Brand name of the Bicycles Sold by Sears Department Stores before World War 2 and this particular Elgin was manufactured by Murray of Ohio. This Elgin Rat is rebuilt Ratty as found, she rides smooth, and looks more like a Brawler than Miss America.

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