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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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1900 Pope Columbia Model 65 Chainless Antique Mens Bicycle

08th February 1900 (No Comments)

1900 Pope Columbia Model 65 Chainless Antique Mens Bicycle

Getting the Shaft! This Beautiful Wood Wheel Shaft Drive Bike was made by Pope Manufacturing in the year 1900 and was known as a Columbia Model 65. I can’t even begin to tell you how Excited I was to Patina restore this Gem and that getting the Shaft now has good meaning. 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

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1899 Columbia / Pope Model 59 Shaft Drive Wood Wheel Bicycle

24th September 1899 (No Comments)

1899 Columbia / Pope Model 59 Shaft Drive Wood Wheel Bicycle

This Antique Fixed Gear Wood Wheel Shaft Drive Bike was made by Pope Manufacturing in the year 1899 and was known as a Columbia Model 59. 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. New Model numbers were given the bikes every year and they saw many improvements and changes as the years rolled by. The Chainless started very basic and saw improvement like coaster brakes, multi speeds, and suspension in both Ladies and Men’s models.

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