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Antique Spalding Chainless w Spoon Coaster Brake TOC Bicycle $6900

27th February 2021 (No Comments)

Antique Spalding Chainless w Spoon Coaster Brake TOC Bicycle $6900

This Vintage Spalding Shaft Drive with one of the First Coaster Brake Hubs is an Exquisite Turn of the Century Bicycle. 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. This 1900 Model 31 Mens Chainless Bicycle was top of the Line “Latest and Greatest” and even boasted the new luxury of a Coaster Brake as all predecessors were Fixed Gear.

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Antique 1899 Spalding Racer TOC Wood Wheel Track Bicycle $3200

28th November 2019 (No Comments)

Antique 1899 Spalding Racer TOC Wood Wheel Track Bicycle $3200

Vintage 1899 Spalding Racer / Roadster Fixed Gear Track Bicycle is an amazing machine adored with all the innovations of the times. 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. This 1899 Model 1322 Mens Racer Bicycle was Spalding’s top of the Line Track Racing Bicycle interred in to the 6 Day Races. Spalding Bicycles have incredible Beauty and Design and hold a predominant part of Sporting Goods and Cycling History.

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Vintage Iver Johnson Superior Truss Bridge Roadster Bicycle $2800

10th November 2019 (No Comments)

Vintage Iver Johnson Superior Truss Bridge Roadster Bicycle $2800

This 1927 Superior Truss Bridge Roadster is a Classic example of the Style and Beauty to be expected from Iver Johnson Bikes. Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works, famous for their iconic Truss Bridge Bicycles and Firearms, were built in Fitchburg Massachusetts from the late 1890s till they closed their doors in the 1940s. Iver Johnson Bicycles are amazing machines with gun smithing quality and detail. Iver Johnson’s are unique with proprietary parts like no other, this adds to there value and rarity. This Iver Superior Truss Bar Roadster also called a Model 88.

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Vintage 1917 Schwinn Built Hawthorne Arch bar Truss Bicycle $2250

28th December 2018 (No Comments)

Vintage 1917 Schwinn Built Hawthorne Arch bar Truss Bicycle $2250

This Stylish bike is a 1917 Wards Hawthorne Deluxe Arch bar or Truss bridge Bike 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 Schwinn are not very common nor are Schwinn built Hawthorne thus making this bike quite a find.

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Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3600

20th March 2017 (No Comments)

Vintage 1898 Thistle Racer / Roadster Wood Wheel Bicycle $3600

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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