IVER Johnson Time!!


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Handyman

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2009
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Fitchburg, MA
#3
Interesting looking Iver you have there carlitos60...................got to love that large snowflake chainring ! Pete in Fitchburg
 

Duchess

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 14, 2014
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Beverly, MA
#4
Serial should be under the BB. From what I've pieced together, it looks like it's between 1913 and 1921 (crank nut on non-drive side dating the former and badge dating the latter).
 
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Handyman

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2009
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Fitchburg, MA
#7
Great looking truss frame carlitos60...................these small truss Ivers had very interesting treatments for the top truss bar. Can you post the serial number ?? Pete in Fitchburg
 
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Handyman

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2009
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Fitchburg, MA
#14
I think your correct carlitos60 on your Iver being a 1915/16. I have a 1915 Iver racer that I know for sure is at least a 1915 because it is the Chater Lea model and 1915 was the first year that Iver Johnson introduced this model. My serial # is 262845 and yours is 266xxx, fairly close in production.......................see it here: http://boulderartgallery.com/Iver_Johnson_Bicycle_Collection/IverJohnson_Page_24.html Pete in Fitchburg
 

carlitos60

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 1, 2013
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I think your correct carlitos60 on your Iver being a 1915/16. I have a 1915 Iver racer that I know for sure is at least a 1915 because it is the Chater Lea model and 1915 was the first year that Iver Johnson introduced this model. My serial # is 262845 and yours is 266xxx, fairly close in production.......................see it here: http://boulderartgallery.com/Iver_Johnson_Bicycle_Collection/IverJohnson_Page_24.html Pete in Fitchburg
That's Cool!!
Pete, When did They Start/Stop Producing the FORK with an Open and a Closed Drop Ends??
 

Handyman

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2009
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Fitchburg, MA
#16
Hi carlitos60,
I don't recall Iver ever making a fork with open drop ends.........................any Iver fork that I've ever seen with open drop ends were done by owners. Pete in Fitchburg
 

carlitos60

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 1, 2013
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#17
Hi carlitos60,
I don't recall Iver ever making a fork with open drop ends.........................any Iver fork that I've ever seen with open drop ends were done by owners. Pete in Fitchburg
I Thought, I Have Seen Them!!
 

Duchess

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 14, 2014
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Beverly, MA
#18
Mine is before 1913 as the crank nut moved to the other side that year at S/N 195xxx, so I figure 1912, which averages to about 23k bikes per year in the interim accepting yours as 1915. I have no idea what likely numbers were back then, but that seems believable to me for a larger firm (or maybe sets mine back a few years).
 
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carlitos60

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 1, 2013
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#19
Mine is before 1913 as the crank nut moved to the other side that year at S/N 195xxx, so I figure 1912, which averages to about 23k bikes per year in the interim accepting yours as 1915. I have no idea what likely numbers were back then, but that seems believable to me for a larger firm (or maybe sets mine back a few years).

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