1901 ideal bike. Just picked it up at auction a few hours ago

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by 1938airflow, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Oct 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Let me know what you think. If you know any more information about the ideal company. 20171028_142603.jpg 20171028_142608.jpg 20171028_142610.jpg 20171028_142611.jpg 20171028_142617.jpg 20171028_142624.jpg 20171028_142627.jpg 20171028_142631.jpg 20171028_142634.jpg 20171028_142636.jpg 20171028_142639.jpg 20171028_142641.jpg 20171028_142650.jpg 20171028_142730.jpg 20171028_142732.jpg 20171028_142735.jpg 20171028_142747.jpg 20171028_142750.jpg 20171028_142807.jpg 20171028_142810.jpg
     
  2. #2 Posted Oct 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    You did Well... I want it !---------Cowboy
    Love the tires !!!
     
  3. #3 Posted Oct 29, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I collect TOC bikes so I love your bike! I don't know the history of that company though. For sale?
     
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  4. #4 Posted Oct 29, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice bike, the Wheelmen site lists that company in Chicago. I have that same American Bicycle Company sticker on my 1901 Nyack. A.B.C. was formed, as a trust, by Colonel Pope, ( Westfield & Columbia ). I believe that he took over more than fifty bicycle companies that year to get rid of the competition, evidently slapping those stickers on all the bikes. American Bicycle Company was dissolved the following year.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  7. #7 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    It's an Ideal purchase
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 4, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Bicycle is going up for sale. If anyone is interested
     
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  10. #10 Posted Jan 4, 2018

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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