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Vintage Iver Johnson Chater Lea Racer Fixed Gear Track Bike

17th March 1927 (No Comments)

Vintage Iver Johnson Chater Lea Racer Fixed Gear Track Bike

This 1927 Iver Johnson Chater Lea Special Racer is the Holly Grail of Iver Track Bicycles and Glorifies Iver’s Commitment to Racing. Iver Johnson has a deep rich history in track racing, most notably known for the African American Racer Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor. Major Taylor had a dominant career in Track Racing and became the second Black Athlete, in any sport, to win a world title. This Top of the Line Bike has Special Chrome-Mo-lib-den-um cold drawn seamless steel tubing an is adorned with Special Chatter Lea Hanger and Hubs. Iver Johnson Bicycles are amazing machines with gun smithing quality and detail. This Iver Special Chatter Lea Racer is also called a Model 90B.

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Antique 1921 Pope Columbia Wood Wheel Archbar Roadster Bike

23rd October 1921 (No Comments)

Antique 1921 Pope Columbia Wood Wheel Archbar Roadster Bike

Vintage Columbia Archbar / Truss Bridge Bicycle made by Pope / Westfield Manufacturing. Columbia’s Description in 1921 was “The Columbia Archbar is another Westfield product made up to the same exacting requirements and quality standards that have made Columbia bicycles universally preferred and accepted as “Standard of the World”. Note the famous Columbia roadster type two-piece crank hanger and other important details of up-to-the minute equipment. The extra truss bar not only adds to the attractiveness of the mount, but gives additional strength where bending or fracture is likely to occur.”

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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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