CABE'er andybee75 from Sweden found this 1898 Rambler and said I could post some of the pictures from his post. Thanks, Andy! There is a likeness, but like giovanniLiCalsi said above and most likely not a genuine TOC Rambler. Movie prop directors in 1969 probably weren't so particular to get a genuine Rambler but could have cobbled together something that would be a close facsimile based on some research and look OK in the movie, which it did. It's an interesting piece of bicycle/movie history and it was fun digging into it a bit. Didn't find much of anything on the net about it, but the CABE community helped a bunch as usual!
The first bike's seat stays and top tube don't hit the seat tube together like they do in all the other photos, so it's definitely a different bike. None of these have fork crowns like G&J Ramblers. Has anyone figured out what that thing is behind and below the seat?
Thanks for posting jimbo53, great story.
I think the bike is English too, looks like BSA or Williams chainring.
I rented 8 bicycles out for the ELVIS movie, for a scene with a lot of bicycles, saw the film last week and only bike in the movie was one with a rear rack passing in the background, was so short couldn’t tell if it was one of mine or not.