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Antique 1919 Simmons Hardware Autocycle Wood Wheel Bicycle $1400

17th January 2017 (No Comments)

Antique 1919 Simmons Hardware Autocycle Wood Wheel Bicycle $1400

This Vintage 1919 Autocycle Motorbike was the Top of the Line Bike offered from the E. C. Simmons Hardware Stores. Simmons Hardware was founded by Edward Campbell Simmons in the 1870s in St. Louis, Missouri and grew to a highly successful nationwide hardware chain. Simmons hardware flourished up until 1922 when it was acquired by Winchester Repeating Arms Still Badged Simmons and then acquired by Shapleigh Hardware Company in 1940 Most Likely no longer Simmons but Badged Shapleigh. Simmons Hardware offered few different Bike models and parts to go with them. Some Later Simmons Bicycles were made by Colson Corporation, but this early one remains a mystery, to the best of my knowledge it is made by Michigan City Excelsior. Simmons was a well trusted hardware store and sold a lot of bikes that are unique with quality construction.

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Excelsior Mfg. Co. Michigan City Motorbike Ballooner Bicycle

25th January 1935 (No Comments)

Excelsior Mfg. Co. Michigan City Motorbike Ballooner Bicycle

Vintage 1930s Excelsior Motorbike Bicycle made by Excelsior Manufacturing Company Michigan City. This Excelsior is a H P Snyder made frame and I believe its from 1934 to 1938. This Early Ballooner Motorbike is a Crossover 28″ wheel Motor bike frame with a true 26″ ballooner truss fork. This Crossover Motor bike was built to make use of older stock and manufacturing setup and was common to some company’s first endeavors in to the balloon tire bike market ( 1934 – 1936 ).

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Bad Ol Antique Triumph Excelsior Rat Rod Motorbike Bicycle

26th June 1928 (No Comments)

Bad Ol Antique Triumph Excelsior Rat Rod Motorbike Bicycle

This Vintage Triumph Motorbike Bicycle was made by Excelsior Manufacturing Company Michigan City Indiana and Rat Rodded by Lux Low. The Triumph Rat is a H P Snyder (Aka Rollfast) made Steel frame believed to be from 1926 to 1932. I Found this Excelsior Triumph as a Frame, Badge, Tank, Fork, Struts, & Headset, I noticed it’s Wonderful Patina and knew she was a Perfect Lux Low Candidate. The Carcass was missing the Fenders and wood wheels and I immediately knew it would make a wicked Rat Rod putting her back on the road in style.

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