1915? Great Western Manufacturing Co American


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1959firearrow

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 11, 2011
658
25
Pandora,Ohio
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From a little research I've managed to come up with a single ad from 1915 that shows a bike with the same chainring as mine but what else is original? Truss rods?seat? Handlebars the have a single hole drilled,front wheel is all metal? Front rim measures 25 inches. I'm excited as I never figured I'd find another one this old.

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abe lugo

I live for the CABE
Sep 6, 2010
1,455
433
Los Angeles,CA
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1959firearrow

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 11, 2011
658
25
Pandora,Ohio
#6
What's crazy is to at least get it to roll I put an old skiptooth morrow 26 wheel with a 2.125 tire and it clears. I've got a matching front. If I can get the adjusters loose I can at least get it rideable. One of the adjusters is broken clean off though.
 

Archie Sturmer

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 13, 2018
165
105
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#7
The chain ring and crank look like they may be William H. Fauber patented "Fauber Special".
They appear to be the type with a drive pin in the spoke arm, round from what I see in the pictures.
I have seen another version, with the round drive pin hole on the opposite side.
Maybe also check the bottom bracket set for peculiar cups; e.g., threaded or notched (?).
 
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1959firearrow

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jul 11, 2011
658
25
Pandora,Ohio
#8
The chain ring and crank look like they may be William H. Fauber patented "Fauber Special".
They appear to be the type with a drive pin in the spoke arm, round from what I see in the pictures.
I have seen another version, with the round drive pin hole on the opposite side.
Maybe also check the bottom bracket set for peculiar cups; e.g., threaded or notched (?).
I will have a look today if I can and get more pictures.
 

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