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Old 06-28-12, 04:44 PM
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Ivor Johnson bike

Picked this up at a garage sale.
Anyone know how to date the bike?
Location of serial number?
How can I attach a pic?
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Old 06-28-12, 07:23 PM
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Mid to late 1920s probably. It does not have a one piece crank so very unlikely any later than that.
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Old 06-28-12, 10:02 PM
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Fun ride & fit's nice (I'm 6'6")
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Old 06-28-12, 10:58 PM
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I like it. Make sure to post more pictures.
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My dad had an Ivor Johnson when he was a kid. I think he liked it alot, since he mentioned the bike at least 100 times. Probably some time in the 1930s. He enlisted when WWII started. Seriously nice catch, especially with the large size frame!
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Old 06-29-12, 05:11 AM
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I've wanted an Iver Johnson truss frame for years. Tried to get one locally that was in rough shape but some 'antique dealer' had told the guy it was worth some ridiculous amount, sight unseen. I didn't end up with it...

So yeah, I'm sort of jealous of that one right now.
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Old 06-29-12, 06:51 AM
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Very nice, amazing score. I love that truss design, even though it carries little function. Here's a site with a bit more info, mainly adds. https://www.oldbike.eu/iverjohnson/
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Old 06-29-12, 07:10 AM
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The truss added a good bit of stability to the larger frames of that time, I'd put it in the 20s.
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Old 06-29-12, 07:12 AM
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Oh and don't you dare paint it.
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Originally Posted by ericbaker View Post
Oh and don't you dare paint it.
+1. This bike is in way to nice shape to make any radical changes. Other then finding a matching revolver and holster, I'd just clean it and ride it. The kickstand looks suspicious, don't know if that's original.
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Old 06-29-12, 08:40 AM
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I like bikes.
Only thing I plan on doing is oiling the chain & riding it.
Chaingaurd also looks suspious.
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host them on a website. If it's flickr, click the share button and copy the embed code. Then paste that code here in the 'Insert Image' thingy. Delete everything but the https:// . jpg part of the text.
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Originally Posted by jkav12xu View Post

Chaingaurd also looks suspious.
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The saddle is certainly later than the bike, not original, i think both the saddle and bars are from the late 40s early 50s, both probably from the same balloon tire bike.

Id have to see a better pic of the chainguard to give an opinion on that.

This bike would most likely have come with 28" single tube (tubular) tires/wheels, if they are there and in good condition they could be the most desirable pieces on the bike. Does it have clinchers or tubulars, wooden or metal wheels? perhaps wood clad (wood with a metal armor of sorts)?

Actually, looking again, they kind of look like english 28" clinchers, what are the hubs?

kickstand is newish too
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Old 06-29-12, 02:26 PM
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Wow!
Am I ever jealous of that snag! (My first-ever bike was an Iver-Johnson.)

Oh yeah, and welcome to C&V, jkav!
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Old 06-29-12, 08:45 PM
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You can see Mesinger slightly embossed on the seat.
Rear brake marked Newdeparture
Tires are dunlop's.
I'm not a collector but paint on frame and fenders are definatly original.
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It needs drop bars a Brooks saddle and alloy wheels


Only kidding, it's perfect the way it is! Nice find.
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Old 06-29-12, 08:56 PM
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Thanks,
Oiled the chain and rode it (with the dog) to the coffee shop
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