Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Found this Sterling bike yesterday. I’m thinking it’s from 1896-98 based on the badge and preliminary research. The serial number on the bottom of the crank is also stamped on the head tube above the fork. Does it mean anything? Has faint traces of gold pinstripes on the frame and fork. Fork ends also have traces they were once nickel plated. Unfortunately, looks like someone removed paint from the wheels, the guy I got it from said that was how it was when he found it in a barn at an estate sale. Any further information on this bike would be appreciated.