1923 Iver Johnson? 24”(wheels)?


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Handyman

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2009
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Fitchburg, MA
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In my opinion that looks like a pre-21, Iver Johnson, Model 90 Truss Frame Road Racer. It may appear to be a "kids or boy's bike as it is the small (20") frame. The wheelset may have been changed out and the fork throws things off a bit as it should be Nickel plated, but other than that it looks pretty darn good. Given the chance, It would take me between 5 and 6 seconds to buy it if the price was reasonable..............................................and maybe 15 to 20 seconds if were priced a little high.
Pete in Fitchburg
 

The Carolina Rambler

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 25, 2018
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Do you know how many teeth are on the sprocket? I have seen some of the early 24 inch wheel boys' bikes from this era and they often have 22 tooth sprockets. Full size bikes usually have 26 tooth sprockets. Womens' may have 24 teeth. You might can use that as a gauge of if it is really a 24 inch-wheeled bike. Here is a photograph of an Emblem Brand bike I bought recently; some of you folks may have even seen it for sale. It is a good example of how an early 24 inch wheel boys bike may appear. The seat is about half as large as a full size long-spring seat. The Iver Johnson looks like it might be full sized to me, but I'm not certain.

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s1b

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 8, 2011
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Saddle may have been replaced..........................chainring looks like one used on the earlier model 90 racers, usually 22 tooth. I have several with the same chainring.............here is a pic of one and here is a link to the bike. http://boulderartgallery.com/Iver_Johnson_Bicycle_Collection/IverJohnson_Page_4.html Pete in Fitchburg

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Thanks Pete, I’m going to talk to the guy today on the phone. Not sure if he’ll ship it. Hoping he does. We don’t find bikes of that era here in Florida.
 
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s1b

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 8, 2011
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Duchess

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 14, 2014
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Beverly, MA
#10
The saddle does look pretty large, but that aside, the bike looks a lot like my 28" wheeled 1912 Model 90, though this one is probably a few years newer.
 
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