Iver Johnson Info needed


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gtdohn

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 30, 2011
2,350
1,261
Gilroy, Ca.
#1
I just purchased an Iver Johnson and would love to get a date and model for it. It appears to be completely original with the exception of the grips. Would love to know more about it, so thank you to anyone who can shed some light on it for me. Looks to have never had a wrench on any of the nuts or bolts. Rims seem to be either aged silver or gold painted wood with a double red and blue stripe. The head tube and fork is nickel plated and the black paint has fine gold pin-striping. The front hub, handle bars, stem, and seat post are all marked "Iver Johnson" I would also like to know what type handle bar grips it would have come with. I know these are not right.
Here are a few pics to help out.
Serial number is what looks like a 3 and then 44617.

Thank you.




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anders1

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 18, 2018
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#3
First of all this is a beautiful bike. Other guys can tell you more but I believe this to be a 26 or 27 trussbar model 90 road race bike. Very nice original!
 

anders1

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 18, 2018
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#4
I’m sorry I didn’t see the 3 at beginning of the serial number. I’m thinking about 1919-21.
 

gtdohn

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 30, 2011
2,350
1,261
Gilroy, Ca.
#7
Could be 1919 because the badge says that it is pre-1921. That's all I do know for sure.
 

anders1

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 18, 2018
465
377
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Southern California, USA
#11
I believe the saddle is a Troxel Thirty. If so, then it and the bars were both optional on this bike and could be original if I’m not mistaken.
 

gtdohn

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 30, 2011
2,350
1,261
Gilroy, Ca.
#14
That is one gorgeous looking early Model 90 Road Racer ! Do you know what I'd do if I owned this bike?? Nothing, absolutely nothing ! Pete in Fitchburg

Pete, can you narrow down the year model? Would you have a guess at what grips it should have?
And you're so right, I am not going to do a thing to it. Maybe lube what needs to be and a coat of carnauba wax on the near pristine paint.
 

locomotion

I live for the CABE
Jan 15, 2011
1,858
918
Quebec, Canada
#15
OMG this is nice.
Incredible the amount of amazing bikes being shown lately. Can you share a side picture of the bike? Would like to see the frame and fork angles
Congrats.
 

Handyman

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2009
1,176
1,176
Fitchburg, MA
#17
Notice the dust covers on the BB assembly, I have only seen this
Pete, can you narrow down the year model? Would you have a guess at what grips it should have?
And you're so right, I am not going to do a thing to it. Maybe lube what needs to be and a coat of carnauba wax on the near pristine paint.
My best guess on the year of your Iver would be about 1920ish. Pete in Fitchburg
 

gtdohn

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 30, 2011
2,350
1,261
Gilroy, Ca.
#18
Notice the dust covers on the BB assembly, I have only seen this


My best guess on the year of your Iver would be about 1920ish. Pete in Fitchburg
Pete, with a serial number of 344617, wouldn't it be a late 1916 or a 1917?
 

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