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1932 IVER JOHNSON
MODEL 87 TRUSS FRAME ROADSTER
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      This is a nicely restored 1932 Iver Johnson Model 87, Men's truss frame roadster in Iver Johnson Ebony Black paint with a hand
striped spear point white head.  
Serial # 512702 is stamped on the seat tube of this 22" roadster.  Up front  is the bikes original, post-
21 Iver
badge and the original set of re-chromed truss rods.  This bike is was an early eBay purchase, and although complete, the
condition was so poor that it warranted a complete restoration.  
The original 28" x 1 1/2" Crescent wood wheels were broken in
several locations so they were replaced with 28' x 1 1/2" Westwood style wheels and Schwalbe 28" x 1 1/2" cream tires. The
original
New Departure style "D" coaster brake hub in the rear and a very nice Iver Johnson hub up front
were re-chromed and used.  The 1"
pitch chainring h
as  24 teeth and is mated to a 10 tooth rear sprocket.  The original Iver Johnson "Ohio #112" 21" handlebars with
forward extension stem
were re-chromed and used a and comfort grips were added.  Its original saddle was too far gone so it was
replaced with a nice Messinger B-1 long spring saddle of similar period style.  
Pedals are Person's Supreme ball bearing rubber
pedals, and a drop stand was added.
 All in all, a nicely restored  example of an early Iver Johnson truss frame roadster rescued from
dead and given a second chance in life.
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