Classic & Vintage - Iver Johnson?
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01-28-08, 10:59 PM
Does anyone know anything about Iver Johnson? Someone posted a white IJ frame on craigslist (can't seem to find the post) and I'm wondering if it could be any good. The seller said it says "T-3" on the frame. Could be from the 70's or 80's, but I'm guessing it's an early model by the look of the fork crown (not a simple lug, it was chromed I believe).
Sorry to be so vague but I'm hoping someone can give me some clue as to the general quality of Iver Johnson.
01-28-08, 11:18 PM
I'm reading the Wikipedia page for Iver Johnson. They ceased manufacturing bicycles in 1940! The geometry of the frame looked nothing like a frame that old.
01-29-08, 05:40 AM
Iverson maybe? I know I was confused thinking about the name for a couple of minutes?,,,,BD
01-29-08, 07:06 AM
Well, I just gave away an Iverson last week. Someone bought another frame from me and I was tired of looking at the White Iverson frame. It is a heavy, poorly made frame. Could be a nice SS/FG for low grade parts. I bought it for $5 at Goodwill and will use some of the brake parts.
I never found anything on Iverson bikes. There was an Iverson or Iver Johnson shotgun, I think, from Montgomery Ward. The bike may have been a dept store brand.
Don't feel like you've missed anything, in my opinion.
01-29-08, 04:04 PM
interesting Iver Johnson bicycles are collectible, depending on the year and make. there is actually an Iver Johnson in the Smithsonian Institute. They started as Iver Johnson Arms and Cycleworks, i think in the late 1800's and then built the last bike in 1940. Major Taylor raced for the IJ team, I have two Johnsons and are fun to ride. I believe i have the last bike, as pictured in the Evolution of the Bicycle Vol. II. Im looking for parts if anyone has any
01-29-08, 04:49 PM
There is an early 1900's Iver Johnson on display at my LBS.....
01-29-08, 09:13 PM
Iverson Dragstripper. I wouldn't turn down a good condition one if it was cheap. OK, back to Iver Johnson, hehe.,,,,BD
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