Completed Project: J C Higgins 1959

Built in Austria for Sears and Roebuck by Steyr-Daimler-Puch.

Full disassembly and oxalic acid bath, wheels rebuilt with new spokes, recabled, new indicator spindle, new tires and tubes, Kool Stop Salmon pads, new chain, and changed out damaged pedals to a set of early 70s Raleighs.


  1. Cottered crank, is that a S-A hub?, sweet chain guard, kickstand, lugwork, fenders (matching red), Weinmann brakes?, preacher bars, and superbadass head badge. What a good job you did, my strongest accolades.

  2. Austrian knockoff of the SA hub, but equally everlasting. These bikes dont die. A few generations from now some other young man will restore the bike from rust and shit and be applauded by the those who find its beauty remarkable.

  3. During the war years, Steyr-Daimler-Puch used slaves to do their machinework. Although this bike dates from after the slaves were used, it sure would be something to ride a bike built by slaves.


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