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05-14-2012, 02:08 PM #11
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05-14-2012, 03:51 PM #12Wore out three sets of tires already!
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
- New England
05-18-2012, 11:13 PM #13
Update from Mr. Bill Smith - the mystery continues
So, Mr. Bill Smith was kind enough to answer my email about the serial number and trying to pinpoint a date of manufacture. He said look again, there has to be another digit in the serial number, so I took this photo and sent it back. He also said the model of my bike didn't arrive until 1915. I sent a photo & pointed out how the truss bar, specifically the right side seems nearly straight or parallel with the upper bar (to the right side of the welded bar the joins the two in the middle). Most Ivers I've seen photos of have this bar arcing downward more severely. I'll let you know what he says.
PS, I do realize this must be way more interesting to me than anyone else, but thought I'd update just in case. Oh, I added some NOS Persons pedals & cork grips (they look new and out of place now, but they will be black from greasy fingers soon enough). Probably have 20 miles on it since last Sunday. Need to rebuild bottom bracket before I do much more. Any tips?
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05-19-2012, 12:31 AM #14On Training Wheels
- Join Date
- May 2012
Hi we have some Antique bicycles as well.
antiques silver items
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05-19-2012, 02:32 AM #15
"...I do realize this must be way more interesting to me than anyone else..."
Actually, this is one of the things I find most interesting about this hobby - delving into the mysteries of the early, and especially the defunct manufacturers. Please do keep us informed with your ongoning research into this cool bike.
05-20-2012, 02:22 PM #16
This is what Bill Smith said.... still a mystery.
The number you gave me is for a 1892 Lovell Diamond bicycle. This frame style came out in 1915 as a Truss Bridge Roadster and was made till the end in 1941. In 1913 / 14 they relocated the serial numbers to the seat post tube. Your crank type is from 1914 - 1914. I'm lost???