This early Harley Davidson Bicycle painted in olive drab in support of American troops overseas for WWI. Harley Davidson bicycles were produced by the Davis sewing machine company, which also made bicycles for Harley Davidson’s primary competitor, Indian. Harley bicycles were primarily marketed to pre-teen boys in an attempt to build customer loyalty at the youngest possible age. The bicycles never took off however, and after only 4 years, production ceased in 1921.
1917-1918 Made in Dayton, OH, U.S.A.
This bike does not have the original wooden rims. The original owner had it serviced some time in the early 1960s and the shop replaced the original rims with the Schwinn rims you see pictured here.