I'm not sure what year this Stearns is, but it showed up at our ride yesterday, and I just thought that some of you might like to see it. I thought it was interesting to see all of the scripted parts on it.
Even the links of the chain had Stearns script on them.
Great bike, Walt!
Up for Grabs is a STEARNS Shaft Drive 1900+-!! I Rode It Yesterday and Rides Smoothly!!!
More Information on Pre-1933 Forum Under IT's a Stearns!
FRAME, FORK, Crank Arms, and REAR HUB ARE ORIGINAL STEARNS!
All Other Pieces are Schwinn!
I Just Leaned that the Front Bake is a PRE-WAR Model...
I Found This!!!
Outside of Pedals Say: "American Bicycle Company, Syracuse Factory"
Inside of Pedal: I can see STEARNS, Roughly!
Outside of Crank Lock Ring: Say, "Patted Nov 13, 1888"
Then, from The Wheelman:
Stearns Manufacturer 1893 1899 E. C. Stearns & Company Syracuse NY na USA