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Thread: 1890's bikes
11-21-2013, 12:22 PM #1
I have wanted a bike from the 1800's for a while now. I think an 1890's bike would be best. And I want a mens bike. Since I live in MI I plan to wait until the April Ann Arbor show to look for a bike so I can see it in person. What i'd like is if collectors could please post some of their 1890's mens bikes with a ballpark value. There are so many makes and models to choose from I want to start learning so by April I'll be ready to make a good purchase (or if I see one for sale before then). Thank you.I enjoy all old bikes.
11-21-2013, 12:33 PM #2
11-21-2013, 12:45 PM #3
11-21-2013, 01:17 PM #4
Thank you Andrew! I may never leave my computer now! That's a great site to see what they already sold for!I enjoy all old bikes.
11-21-2013, 02:04 PM #5Finally riding a big boys bike
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Where you located in michigan? Ron
11-21-2013, 03:45 PM #6
20 miles north of DetroitI enjoy all old bikes.
11-21-2013, 06:46 PM #7
Post over at the Wheelmen board- Michigan/Indiana/Ohio seems to be their core territory. There are probably a bunch of bikes near you.
11-22-2013, 04:00 AM #8
Start with a woman's model......
I went with a woman's TOC bike for my first 1890's bike. A 1893 Royal. She was a little rough but after many hours of restoration all she needs are the grips. The pics show the bike minus the lacing on the fender and the chain guard, which is now done. The reason I went with a woman's model first is that they have more parts and usually those extra parts are wood and more than less, they run cheaper to buy than a men's, depending on the model. This coming spring I'll be heading to Copake to bid on a men's model, hopefully with wood handle bars. The bike you see here was bought from a CABE member.
11-22-2013, 04:12 AM #9
11-22-2013, 04:23 AM #10