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Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3800

20th March 2017 (No Comments)

Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3800

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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1892 Lovell Diamond Safety Hard Tire Bicycle by Iver Johnson $$$$$

30th January 2017 (No Comments)

1892 Lovell Diamond Safety Hard Tire Bicycle by Iver Johnson $$$$$

Beautiful Antique Lovell “Diamond” Hard Tire Safety Bike. The Bicycle was manufactured by Iver Johnson for John P. Lovell Arms Co. Sporting Goods Line. Eventually over Time Lovell Diamond became the name of the Bicycle line, but this Bike was actually called a Lovell “Diamond” Model #1. The Model 1 was a Men’s Safety with hard Tires. This Lovell Diamond is a Top Notch Perfectly Restored and Preserved Quality Hard Tire Safety Bicycle.

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Hubba Hubba Eye Candy Lux Low Vintage & Antique Bicycle Hubs

20th April 2015 (No Comments)

Hubba Hubba Eye Candy Lux Low Vintage & Antique Bicycle Hubs

Bicycle Hubs are the Hearts of your Wheels and We are constantly rebuilding and restoring Vintage Bike Hubs for use on our Lux Low Wheels and Bicycles. The argument can be made that not much has changed with bicycle hubs, still an axle, bearings, and a shell and most of the Greater Innovations have been braking and multiple Speeds. The Earliest Rear Hubs were Fixed Gear and crude Decelerators were added to Fixed hubs around 1896. The First True Coaster brakes showed up around 1898. I would say the innovation of the coaster brake was the largest contribution to the Bicycle hub through time, although other inventors would surely have an argument for that.

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Vintage 1915 Schwinn Built Hawthorne Motorbike Bicycle

09th January 1915 (No Comments)

Vintage 1915 Schwinn Built Hawthorne Motorbike Bicycle

This Stylish bike is a 1915 Wards Hawthorne Deluxe Motorbike that was made by Arnold Schwinn & Company. There are a few years in the mid to late teens that Schwinn supplied bicycles to the Wards Department stores to be badged their house brand ” Hawthorne “. Early Schwinns are not very common nor are Schwinn built Hawthornes thus making this bike quite a find. This Hawthorne Bike has some original paint, lots of patina, a total rebuild, and a New Patina Lux Low 28″ wheel set with better than original performance.

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Antique 1911 Rambler Roadster Racer Wood Wheel Bicycle

02nd January 1911 (No Comments)

Antique 1911 Rambler Roadster Racer Wood Wheel Bicycle

This Old Rambler Racer / Boulevardier has seen some use but still survives today. The Rambler Brand Bicycle was first produced by “G&J ” Gormully & Jeffery Mfg. Co. who produced Quality Bicycles in the High Wheel and Safety Bicycle Eras. In 1900 Rambler bicycle Brand was sold and produced under the ABC Umbrella and Thomas P. Jeffery perused the making of the Rambler Automobile. The (ABC) American Bicycle Company was a trust or Bicycle Manufacturers that were grouped together to survive the Bicycle Industries Economic down turn coming out of the 1890s Bicycle Boom.

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