1928 Shelby Lindy Edition

1928 Shelby Lindy Edition

Description

1928 Shelby Lindy Edition. Lindberg Edition.

This bicycle has every option that was offered at the time. It has been restored to 100 percent correct as it would have been in 1928. It is most likely the only one in existence with all of the options, including the sidecar.



Awards/Honors

2019
Second Place Vintage Bicycle at Laytonsville Cruise In September

2018
On Display at the Rural Heritage Museum in Maryland
Top 5 Bicycle award and Peoples Choice award at Simple Transport Show


On May 20–21, 1927, Lindbergh, then a 25-year old U.S. Air Mail pilot, had emerged from virtual obscurity to almost instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight from Roosevelt Field in Garden City on New York’s Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, in the single-seat, single-engine monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh. As you can imagine, after Lindbergh’s first non-stop solo transatlantic flight, manufacturers inundated him with requests to use his name on their products. The Shelby bicycle was one of the few he accepted. The Lindy was one of the first American bikes to use chrome. Nickel plating was being phased out around this time, and this bike has a mixture of chrome and nickel. Not many of these bikes were sold from new, and there are probably no more than ten still in existence.


We also have 2 original Palcar Pledge Cards that are part of the collection. They were used to help young children earn money to purchase a Palcar sidecar for their Shelby bicycle. Click here for pictures.



Click here for pictures of an original color brochure.



Click here for pictures of other sidecar rigs in the collection



Also pictured here is a very unique setup used for children during this same time period.


Equipment Specifications
Year1928
ManufacturerShelby
ModelLindy Edition
Detailed Information
Detailed Description
1928 Shelby Lindy Edition. Lindberg Edition.
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