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1898 Antique Ladies Gendron Built Reliance Wood Wheel Bike

07th May 1898 (No Comments)

1898 Antique Ladies Gendron Built Reliance Wood Wheel Bike

Beautiful Early Ladies Reliance Model D built by the Gendron Wheel Company of Toledo, Ohio in 1898. The Gendron Wheel Company’s main production was wheels, producing wheels for bicycles, tricycles, invalid chairs, baby carriages, doll carriage, wagons, wheelbarrows, and toys. Gendron produced bicycles during the 1890s bicycle boom, then later on concentrated on rolling hospital equipment, and the name still exists in the market today. This Wonderfully Preserved Gem has wood wheels, single tube tires, fixed gear hub, Ornate Wood Chainguard, and Wooden rear Fender with Skirt Guards and Can be ridden Gingerly in all it’s Beauty.

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Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle

20th March 1898 (No Comments)

Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle

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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1898 Crescent # 11 Western Wheel Works Bicycle

10th March 1898 (No Comments)

1898 Crescent # 11 Western Wheel Works Bicycle

This is an Antique Crescent Bicycle, Model # 11 made by Western Wheel Works of Chicago. Western Wheel Works was one of the Top Manufacturers of the times and this Crescent Bicycles has Incredible Craftsmanship. Western Wheel Works made all Crescent Parts for this Bicycle in House with an Extreme Attention to Detail. In 1898, This Bicycle was Expensive for it’s Day selling from 75 to 100 dollars. Bicycles Sold from the 1920′s to 1970′s Ranged from Affordable at 25 dollars to the Top of the Line at 75 dollars.

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Antique 1888 Springfield Roadster Safety High Wheel Bicycle

20th August 1888 (No Comments)

Antique 1888 Springfield Roadster Safety High Wheel Bicycle

Antique Springfield Roadster Safety Hi Wheel bike pretty sure from 1888 but may be 1889. This Bike is a nice representation of the last of the High Wheel / Penny Farthing / Ordinary era. Safety means the bike has a rake and consider safer the Original High Wheel / Ordinary bikes. Pedals and cranks work as a treadle, which is a pumping motion more than circular motion. Definitely advancements for the times, you can also coast on this bike. Springfield Roadster is the beginnings / related or becomes Lovell Diamond and further Iver Johnson Bicycles.

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