Thursday, April 2, 2009

More Old Bikes in Chicago

I saw a ton of great old bikes on my trip, and here are a few of the most interesting, although not always the most-loved.

This lovely Manufrance Hirondelle mixte (no date obvious) was one that I really wanted to rescue. Check out the original white tires! The entire bike just screams quality, but the bars struck me as especially cool. Unfortunately, it's just rusting away, locked up, but apparently unattended.

A lovely Dunelt, which has unfortunately seen better days. This was another one that I really wanted to rescue. I forgot to check the year.

A beautiful, well-loved and definitely actively-used Triumph. Sorry, no year on this one either, it was raining and I wanted to get inside.

One of the most interesting, because I had never heard of it before, was this Phillips-made and Chicago-branded "Ranger." This one I actually remembered to check the date on the hub -- 1966.


  1. I have started to keep little Moo cards that I can leave on bikes like this. You never know what people are willing to part with!

  2. I've actually got a men's bike just like this that I may be willing to part with for the right price.