John Deere Musclebike

Help Support Rat Rod Bikes:

Joined
Oct 6, 2009
Messages
115
Reaction score
33
Rating - 100%
7   0   0
Here is an oddball. This bike sat in an eastern Colorado Barn for a long time. Did some research and found that John Deere made bikes from 1895 until the early 1900s then sold bikes badged as Deere from 1973-1975. Musclebikes, 10 speeds, 3 speed mixtes, etc...
It is in decent shape but needs a good going thru. I am not sure if there is much of a market for them. The seat and handgrips have the Deere logo on them.
Any Deere collectors out there? I am planning to get it in shape and sell it locally unless anybody here is into this bike.



 
Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Messages
808
Reaction score
64
Location
Staples minnesota
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Meh, it's a deer. If it had the red M's on it, then it'd be a decent bike lol
MinneapolisMolineLogo.jpg

Ccd
 
Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Messages
808
Reaction score
64
Location
Staples minnesota
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
Accidental double post. Cool find! didn't know that JD made muscle bikes too, I've seen the ten speeds go at garage sales before.

Ccd
 
Joined
Feb 14, 2008
Messages
194
Reaction score
38
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
One of the kids in my neighborhood when we were growing up had one exactly like that but he did what we all did with our bikes.... stripped it down, painted it black and made a BMX bike out of it!
 
Joined
Sep 29, 2008
Messages
3,812
Reaction score
448
Location
Findlay, IL
Rating - 100%
2   0   0
charliechaindrive said:
Meh, it's a deer. If it had the red M's on it, then it'd be a decent bike lol
MinneapolisMolineLogo.jpg

Ccd

John Deere...still in business
Minneapolis-Moline...out of business :p

I like some of the old MM's because the seat spins around. And I would definitely like to find a '38 Model U Deluxe in a barn somewhere that I could buy for cheap. 8) Gary
 
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
1,038
Reaction score
1,260
Location
Iowa
Rating - 0%
0   0   0
It is in decent shape but needs a good going thru.

Yeah, that is in very decent shape for that model. Most JD muscle bikes are quite beat up. Must be the farm boy in the owners.

I wrenched in JD's home community and I repaired countless JD bikes, mostly the men's 10 speed model with dropped bars and the worst brake levers ever. Those bikes were either beat up or in perfect shape but they all (100% of them) needed to have the brake levers replaced.
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2009
Messages
1,081
Reaction score
452
Location
On my computer!
Rating - 100%
1   0   0
[email protected]@@L ride. Just saw one like it for sale on the bicycle trader on facebook. Don't see them much!
 
Top