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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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Vintage 1983 Nishiki Medalist Kawamura Japanese Racing Bike

26th April 1983 (No Comments)

Vintage 1983 Nishiki Medalist Kawamura Japanese Racing Bike

Beautiful 1983 Nishiki Medalist Road Bicycle, Made in Japan, Hand Crafted by Kawamura, with High Quality Champion # 1 Chrome Molyboen Butted Tube Tange Steel. This 1983 Japanese made Medalist was marked in the US as a High Quality Road Bike, It is a fine racer, Far superior to the droves if other Nishiki’s I have had before. I acquired this bike as a frame and fork, I suspect it was adorned with Suntour Suberbe back in the day.

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