1891 New Mail Gentlemans Light Roadster


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bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
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Winter Garden, United States
#21
I will be coming up to buy the NEW MAIL , IT IS A PNEUMATIC, NOT A hard tired safety, There are many parts missing , especially the brake system , thanks for the photos, please let me know when the auction is ,branchewalter@yahoo.com. -407 697 3999 for a text,thanks wpb. THANK YOU , JUST SAW THE INFO ,please send the phone and absentee bidding sign up information ,thanks
 
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bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
748
1,030
Winter Garden, United States
#23
My brother lives in Princeton. Maybe I should ask him to attend. Do you have a link to the auction showing any other items? V/r Shawn
I looked at the selection at this auction house .., This is the only bike ,you can see all the items , on auction zip for July 21st,
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
17,603
20,869
Evans, GA
#24
I looked at the selection at this auction house .., This is the only bike ,you can see all the items , on auction zip for July 21st,
My brother is going to stop by this weekend and check it out. I collect other stuff besides bikes too. V/r Shawn
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
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23,066
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#26
So what does being a pneumatic model do for its desirability?
More or less of these known?
We’re they offered along side the hard tire models.
An optional upgrade at the time of purchase?
The telescopic fork blows me away.
I think, it’s soooo cool that another one of these untouched gems was found in an estate clean out in 2019.
Fantastic find!
Good luck Walter!
I’m rooting for you.
Be sure, and let us know, what the auction was like, and how it all turned out.
 
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Blue Streak

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 4, 2015
221
867
Erie PA
#27
It is a 1890 (30" hard tire) or 1891 (30" cushion tire) New Mail Safety with non-original (later) 28" wood rims and handlebars/stem, and is missing brake system, fenders and chain guard (image below from 1890 New Mail catalog). My guess is 1891 as the Garford saddle on it may not have been available until 1891 and cushion tires were not great to ride on and were only sold for a year or two so my thought is someone updated it to the newer pneumatic tire and rim to make it ride better:

1890 New Mail Safety.JPG
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
17,603
20,869
Evans, GA
#29
So based on the discussion here is this about a $4k bike? I would think the brake mechanism, fenders, and guard would have to be fabricated. Are the hubs correct and just laced into 28" wheels? V/r Shawn
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
6,769
23,066
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#32
I think I’d much rather take an obviously strong offer, than take my chances at an auction.
People always talk a good game, then get all weak in the knees when it comes time to step up to the plate.
If I was you, Walter, I’d drive up there cash in hand.
Money talks bull shut walks. Lol!
 

bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
748
1,030
Winter Garden, United States
#34
I sold an almost complete example for 3500 ,I think , if he turned down 3,000 for that bike , it will be good to see what the auction does , July 21st at 12 o clock , is what the auctioneer told me , . I do not think they are selling it , before the auction , there is over 10,000 in machine work ,to put this bike correct , ,where would you find one to get measurements. there are many missing pieces . I want to buy it , so I will have some spare parts , .good luck at the auction Walter branche
 
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locomotion

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 15, 2011
2,630
1,575
QC
#36
I sold an almost complete example for 3500 ,I think , if he turned down 3,000 for that bike , it will be good to see what the auction does , July 21st at 12 o clock , is what the auctioneer told me , . I do not think they are selling it , before the auction , there is over 10,000 in machine work ,to put this bike correct , ,where would you find one to get measurements. there are many missing pieces . I want to buy it , so I will have some spare parts , .good luck at the auction Walter branche
$3K is far too low an offer!
be prepared to pay more at auction :)
 

bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
748
1,030
Winter Garden, United States
#37
Whoever buys this bike , has a big project ahead of them , the handle bars and brake system are very detailed , where will you find a bike to get the measurements, ? Here is the one I sold for 3500, it had the brake piece on the hub,,,,. wrong front wheel , on the bike being offered , over 10,000 in machine work , to get this project , partially corrected , who ever offered 12,000 for the auction bike , should contact me , I know where there is a better complete bike ,for near that amount

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bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
748
1,030
Winter Garden, United States
#38
I payed 750.00 , 3000.00,3500.00, for the 3 that I have owned , I know where another one is that will be offered ,,after this example is run through the auction .
 
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