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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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Hubba Hubba Eye Candy Lux Low Vintage & Antique Bicycle Hubs

20th April 2015 (No Comments)

Hubba Hubba Eye Candy Lux Low Vintage & Antique Bicycle Hubs

Bicycle Hubs are the Hearts of your Wheels and We are constantly rebuilding and restoring Vintage Bike Hubs for use on our Lux Low Wheels and Bicycles. The argument can be made that not much has changed with bicycle hubs, still an axle, bearings, and a shell and most of the Greater Innovations have been braking and multiple Speeds. The Earliest Rear Hubs were Fixed Gear and crude Decelerators were added to Fixed hubs around 1896. The First True Coaster brakes showed up around 1898. I would say the innovation of the coaster brake was the largest contribution to the Bicycle hub through time, although other inventors would surely have an argument for that.

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1953 J.C. Parkes Magpie Lightweight Vintage Racing Bicycle

27th June 1953 (No Comments)

1953 J.C. Parkes Magpie Lightweight Vintage Racing Bicycle

1953 J.C.Parkes Magpie made by Parkes Lightweight Cycles – Century Works – Aston Brook Street – Birmingham 6. Parkes Lightweight Cycles were hand made and are quite rare. The founder James Parkes of James Parkes and Sons started producing bicycle frames and fittings in 1895. Parkes and Sons turned into ” The Sun Cycle Fitting Company ” Producing Bicycle and Motor Cycle Frames and Fittings. F.C. Parkes Grand son of James was responsible of the Development of Parkes Lightweight Bicycles.

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Prewar 1936 AS Schwinn Century Motorbike Straightbar Klunker

21st March 1936 (No Comments)

Prewar 1936 AS Schwinn Century Motorbike Straightbar Klunker

Antique 1936 Arnold Schwinn made Century Straightbar Fat Tire Klunker Cruiser Bicycle. This Straight bar Frame is the same frame that is used on Schwinn’s Cycleplane and some Motorbike Bikes, Sometimes called the Excelsior which is considered a Klunker and the beginning of the Mountain Bikes. This Bike is built to provide you with a Beautiful piece of History and a Quality Prewar bike that is 70 Plus years Old with New Paint, Nice Original Parts, Rebuilt and Preserved, Ready to Be ridden every Day in Style and Comfort.

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1900s Simmons Arch Bar Fixed Gear Vintage Racer Bicycle

05th August 1916 (No Comments)

1900s Simmons Arch Bar Fixed Gear Vintage Racer Bicycle

This is an Antique Early 1900s EC Simmons Westminster Arch Bar Fixed Gear Racer. The Bike was made by Colson Bicycle Co. (of Elyria, Ohio) for Simmons Hardware Co. USA. The Bike is is an early 1900s arch bar frame with a Lux Low Patina restore.

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