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1920′s Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Track Road Racer Bicycle

13th May 1920 (No Comments)

1920′s Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Track Road Racer Bicycle

This Vintage Iver Johnson Arch bar model 90 Road Racer Bike is a road worthy version of the Iver’s Special Racer Track Bicycle. This Drop Bar Model 90 was intended for street use and featured Iver’s strengthened Truss frame, which Iver’s commonly know slogan was ” Trust the Truss “. This street worthy version of their racing models came with stronger equipment and a coaster brake for ease of use and durability for the common road rider.

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Antique Iver Johnson Truss Bar Fixed Gear Track Racing Bike

03rd October 1915 (No Comments)

Antique Iver Johnson Truss Bar Fixed Gear Track Racing Bike

Vintage Iver Johnson Arch Bar Fixie Bicycle from the Early 1900s. The Arch Bar or Truss Frame gained Iver Johnson much strength notability, and was marketed with the slogan ” Trust the Truss “. Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Fitchburg Massachusetts was originally a gunsmith who started business around the time of the civil war.

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Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Spring Frame Roadster Bike

17th June 1910 (No Comments)

Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Spring Frame Roadster Bike

Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Early Suspension Bicycle built in Fitchburg Massachusetts from 1906 to 1917, but at a best estimate would be from 1910. This is another Iver rendition of their Famous Truss Bridge Frame with springs added for a cushioned ride. The Spring frame is definitely unique and I was quite impressed with its technology for such a early suspension bike.

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1910 Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Roadster Track Bike

13th March 1910 (No Comments)

1910 Iver Johnson Truss Bridge Roadster Track Bike

This Vintage Fixed Gear Racing Bicycle was a modeled after Major Taylor’s own Track Bicycle. This Roadster featured light steel tubing and designs specified by Taylor himself, The Truss Bridge was added to the frame for durability for off track street use. This Frame gained Iver Johnson much strength notability, know as ” Trust the Truss “. Major Taylor is a Famous Black Racer out of the 1890′s, who endured racial criticism ( often banned from American races ), but still rose to the top of the racing ranks. Major Taylor’s racing career flourished in Europe ( where sportsmanship out weight racism ) in the early 1990s winning the majority of races he entered. Taylor’s Success and sponsorship by Iver Johnson greatly helped the success Iver Johnson Bicycles.

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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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