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Antique 1899 Ladies Iver Johnson Wood Wheel Safety Bicycle

12th September 1899 (No Comments)

Antique 1899 Ladies Iver Johnson Wood Wheel Safety Bicycle

Beautiful Early Ladies Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Bicycle built in Fitchburg Massachusetts. This Wonderfully Preserved Gem appears to be one of Iver’s first self badged Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Bicycle built in Fitchburg Mass. in 1898. The Bicycle has wood wheels, single tube tires, fixed gear hub, front Spoon Brake, Ornate Chainguard, and Wooden rear Fender with Skirt Guards. This Early Iver Could be considered Safety or Early post Safety Era.

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Growing Old Together, His & Hers Iver Johnson Safety Bikes

04th December 1898 (No Comments)

Growing Old Together, His & Hers Iver Johnson Safety Bikes

This Lovely Duo is a 1898 Mens and a 1899 Ladies Iver Johnson Wood Wheel Pneumatic Safety Bicycles. These Wonderfully Preserved Gems are some of Iver’s first self badged Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Bicycles built in Fitchburg Mass. The Iver Quality and Detail on these bicycles is quite exquisite, with jewelry type detail, actually Gun Smith Quality. The bikes are consecutive years yet have different design reflecting changing innovation of the early Iver Johnson Bicycles.

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1898 Antique Davis Dayton Model 22 Special Road Racer Bike

01st May 1898 (No Comments)

1898 Antique Davis Dayton Model 22 Special Road Racer Bike

This beautiful old 1898 olive green Dayton Model 22 Special Road Racer Fixed Gear Bicycle was manufactured by the Davis Sewing Machine Company out of Dayton Ohio. Dayton Bicycles were high quality, light weight, and considered a Premiere Bicycle of the era. This Special Road Racer was a reinforced version of their Special Track Racer and was suitable for street use. Davis Sewing Machine Company also produced the rare Harley Davidson Bicycle, but being a true bicycle enthusiast “The Dayton” has more credibility in my book.

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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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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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