1915 Sears Chief Motorbike

This 1915 Chief, made by the Davis Sewing Machine company and sold by Sears is one of the nicest original in the country. This bike is about as original as they get. The pedal treads, the seat, and saddle bag, all have the word “Chief” embossed into them. This is a truely rare bike, both in number and in condition. It features a 3 speed Sturmey Archer coaster hub which was a very big deal in 1915. The badge on this bike is also “enameled” with fired porcelain.

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Top of the line in the Sears catalog, it features everything a boy could want in a bicycle at that time. 

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The conditon of this bike is truely remarkable. Only the spokes, tires and shift cable have been replaced since 1915. 

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Head badge is cast bronze with cloisonné colored glass. 

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Leather saddle has the CHIEF logo embossed in the sides. 

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Leather tool bag with the CHIEF logo embossed in the corners of the flap. 

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Sturmey Archer internal 3 speed hub with coaster brake. 

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Shifter for the Sturmey Archer 3 speed. 

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The drop stand on the Chief has tabs on it that allow it to be locked in the down position with a standard combination or pad lock. 

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Unique sprocket design is exclusive to the Search Chief. 

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Pedals have rubber blocks with the Chief logo embossed into all sides. 

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