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Antique 1912 Shapleigh Hardware Wonder Wood Wheel Bicycle

24th September 1912 (No Comments)

Antique 1912 Shapleigh Hardware Wonder Wood Wheel Bicycle

This Vintage 1912 Wonder was the in house bike brand offered from the Shapleigh Hardware Store. Augustus F. Shapleigh had a history in the hardware industry and in the mid 1800s moved to St. Louis Missouri Considered The Gateway to the West. In St. Louis A. F. Shapleigh developed a highly successful nationwide hardware chain called A. F. Shapleigh Hardware. A. F. Shapleigh hardware stores had a long run out lasting many competitors, staying in business up until 1960s. It is known that Shapleigh had some of there bikes made by Pope / Columbia and this one is Pope manufactured.

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Vintage Iver Johnson Diamond Frame Special Roadster Bicycle

30th October 1908 (No Comments)

Vintage Iver Johnson Diamond Frame Special Roadster Bicycle

Iver Johnson was famous for there Truss Bridge Frame But but were not limited to that. This 1908 Iver Johnson Special Roadster Bike is a fine example of Iver’s high end diamond frame bicycles that were built with Shelby steel tubing and new frame building techniques. The diamond frame boasted a lighter weight racer frame with comparable strength to the iconic truss bridge frame. This early Iver has unique Iver cranks and bottom bracket that were only used for a few years. The Diamond Frame Special Roadster may look kinda plain Jane but reflects the Craftsmanship and Beauty to be expected from Iver Johnson Bicycles.

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1949 & 1950 Blue His & Hers Vintage Schwinn Ballooner Bikes

05th September 1904 (No Comments)

1949 & 1950 Blue His & Hers Vintage Schwinn Ballooner Bikes

Cool Old Pair of Blue Postwar Schwinn Ballooner His and Hers Bicycles. 1949 Ladies DX / Hornet Ladies Ballooner Bicycle and a 1950 Men’s Straight Bar Ballooner Bike. A Pair of Classic Schwinn Quality Cruiser Bikes, Completely Rebuilt and Patina Restored, Ready for your pedal power.

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1900 Pope Columbia Model 65 Fixed Gear Shaft Drive Bicycle

25th December 1900 (No Comments)

1900 Pope Columbia Model 65 Fixed Gear Shaft Drive Bicycle

This Vintage Fixed Gear Wood Wheel Shaft Drive Bike was made by Pope Manufacturing in the year 1900 and was known as a Columbia Model 65. 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.

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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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