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Monday, August 14
1915 Iver Johnson






man-o-man.....i haven't been this stoked to have a new bike since i recieved my first greeen machine in 1975. A 1915 Iver johnson could be about as rare as a find as they come complete with wood rims, skip tooth drive, leather wrapped wood grips, and a fresh nickel plating on every piece of metal. A frame that is immaculate with no dents or dings and absolutely not a crack within it. the owners manual is a hard covered edition with original prices and specs. The envelope underneath the first page says it was purchased in Butte MT from Stearns Bicycle Shop. damn, i'm in heaven.

here's a few pics of the current state:
12 Comments:
Blogger redstone said...
She's a beauty. How'd you come across that one?

Blogger thad said...
dope!

Blogger dan said...
i think i just wet myself.

Blogger head floor sweeper said...
uh, man, i don't even know what to say buddy, that's purely amazing.

check out the non drive crank with spindle attached! nothing is really "new" these days.

i'm not sure what is more trick though, the Iver Johnson or the beautiful wood bench, or maybe it's just the whole vibe and atmosphere your shop seems to have, always impressed and moved by your shop Chad and now brian too!

your pal
nate

Blogger Hoss said...
That is SWEET as ALL 'GET THE HELL' OUT! Nice score.

Jealousy has overcome me and I must sleep.

Blogger bigmech said...
I've had better...

Well, maybe not. That is looking pretty.

Blogger bdiddy said...
I can't stop staring in amazement at the hand twisted toe clips.

Hoss try and imagine the iver built up hanging on the wall with two sweet b&w track pics that some nice guy gave me!

Blogger debaser said...
that hub, wow.

Blogger Chaybo said...
thanks fellers.


it'll be a wet dream building it back up for the inaugural test ride




davie.... i ended up with the majority of a purdy large collection from a local nice guy. NOS parts gallore from the 30's and 40's. About 10 bikes from the same period. A couple older including the iver. But too much to list. Must see in person ; ), and according to my watch...you've got next.

cya later

Anonymous jpnm said...
Fabulous! I just inherited an Iver Johnson track racer from the 1930's in pristine condition, but that is even more incredible. I've been having a devil of a time finding info on Iver Johnson bikes. Anybody have any ideas of good places to look?

Blogger Chaybo said...
welp....i've ran into similiar problems while searching for Iver info. too, the manual that is in pic has been my biggest help.


pretty cool site even though it's not iver johnson material, maybe you've already been there:

http://www.majortaylorassociation.org/index.html

Anonymous jpnm said...
Hey chaybo! Thanks for coming back. The Major Taylor site, and story, really is amazing. Any chance you'd be willing to share a photocopy of the manual? I would be happy to pay you for it. I'll check back here next week.