Saturday, September 11, 2010
Built in the hills of Eastern Pennsylvania, the Reading Standard (1903-1922) maintained the slogan "Tested in the Hills." Early Reading models were of the side valve configuration under the design of Charles F. Gustafson before he transferred to the Indian brand.
This bike was sold to the Wheels Through Time Museum in 1990 and was restored by Steve Huntzinger during 1992 & 1993. It is presently in operating condition and is started and ran occasionally. This 1909 Reading is probably the most elegant early board racer in existence. To read more on this bike and other Board Track bikes, please visit the “Wheels Through Time” website. And if you are lucky enough to be in North Carolina, why not stop through the museum and see the complete collection in the flesh.
Image source: www.wheelsthroughtime.com