1887 Columbia Expert Highwheel Penny Farthing Bicycle

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 09, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

What a find in time for Christmas! This is an 1887 Columbia Expert 54 inch High Wheel bicycle expertly restored in 1991 by a former Commander of the Wheelmen, an organization devoted to preserving the machines of the glorious days during the Golden Era of Bicycling. The bike came from North Carolina and has been stored in Pennsylvania for the past five years or so. It represents part of a collection of larger-sized bikes being sold due to the fact that they're not being ridden by the owner.

It is a LARGE and substantial bike and the size is way too big for me as I stand only 5'6". You'd need to be about 5'8", 5'9" or 6 feet tall to get the best use of this wonderful piece of transportation history. The fork, backbone and rims are original. This bike was treated to new, heavy-duty spokes, leather saddle and black enamel paint. It is in fine condition and is very comfortable and rideable. Any paint touch-ups or final cleaning will be left to the lucky new owner.

Please! Potential buyers! I want this bike to go to a home w it'll be loved and cared for! This is very important to me because this bike is special to me.

This bike was purchased by me about 5 years ago as a potential gift to a dear friend who loved to ride highwheels and became skilled at doing it. I tried to help him, teach him and encourage him,
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