1911 Iver on the road


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Ed Minas

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 25, 2016
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Farmington, United States
#1
*****warning for those who like rusty bikes look away and bypass this post*****

In November 2016 I purchased this 1911 Iver Johnson. Today with some snow still on the ground I took it for it’s madien voyage. I know there will folks that find it offensive to have restored this bike and to you I say I am sorry. That said there was no orginal paint on the machine except were the badge once was. To those who appreciate the after pictures thank you. This was my first ever bike project and I could have not done it without you fellow capers. So many people have helped with parts pictures and information. So many I can’t even recall but to you I say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are all rock stars

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dnc1

I live for the CABE
Apr 1, 2016
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Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK
#3
I probably wouldn't have restored it, I'm in the same position with a 1911 National project.
You've done a fantastic job though, anyone would love riding that!
 

Handyman

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2009
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Fitchburg, MA
#4
Absolutely love it Ed ! That Iver looks fantastic ! Great job making this your own bike........................would love to see a close up pic of the paint treatment on the wheels, they look very, very nice. Pete in Fitchburg
 

Duchess

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 14, 2014
449
742
Beverly, MA
#7
That looks incredible! Being from New England and losing three much loved cars to rust and tendency of others to rust that I'd otherwise like to have giving me pause, I find absolutely nothing appealing in it.
 

willswares1220

I live for the CABE
Dec 18, 2011
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Port Washington, WI
#12
I usually prefer original condition bikes, but you sure did an excellent job on the paint, stripe work and plating!! If a person restores, do it right or not at all!!
A great eye for detail......:cool:
 
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Bozman

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 6, 2009
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Prattville, United States
#17
Fantastic job! A buddy of mine just picked up an Iver today for me. Looks like your before picture. I hope to make it like your after pics.

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Ed Minas

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 25, 2016
327
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Farmington, United States
#18
Breathtaking restoration. Who did your nickel plating?

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Thank you so much. Custom Chrome Plating, Grafton Ohio. You are correct however it is nickel plating. Maybe they should change their to Custom Nickel Plating. Lol


Good luck with your restoration. Please send pictures when it is done.
 
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Ed Minas

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 25, 2016
327
196
65
Farmington, United States
#20
Thank you to all of you for the kind remarks. As I said before I could not have done it with out all the help from Cabers.

I learned a heck of a lot along the way and did a ton of research which was almost as much as riding this piece of history. I never thought I would ride something almost 50 years older than I am.
 

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