1915 Mead Crusader “The Road to Rideable”

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piercer_99

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
you can get ball bearings through ebay and amazon as well.

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Drosentreter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I was also searching Amazon just the other day, seemed like they had every size to the tenth of a millimeter; (e.g., 4.7, 4.8mm), and I was not sure which one was a nominal 3/16”.
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/s...number-of-balls-per-race-used-toc-era.212182/

The fork, headset, and stem, kind of all just look earlier than 1915, for a Mead Crusader?
I’m not sure. 1915 is just an estimate that me and another Caber came up with. I highly doubt that the headset and fork was changed…
 

Archie Sturmer

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
I’m not sure. 1915 is just an estimate that me and another Caber came up with. I highly doubt that the headset and fork was changed…
When I see two sets of top races, I would wonder why; maybe just missing a hex nut (make-do substitute), or maybe the cap would not tighten all of the way?
Any serial numbers stamped on the bottom bracket crank hanger?
 
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Drosentreter

Wore out three sets of tires already!
When I see two sets of top races, I would wonder why; maybe just missing a hex nut (make-do substitute), or maybe the cap would not tighten all of the way?
Any serial numbers stamped on the bottom bracket crank hanger?
The threads on the second(I believe incorrect) race doesn’t fit the fork. It also was too thick, not allowing the cap to tighten down all the way and pinch the stem as it is supposed to do.

The serial number is hand stamped but well done and clear. 700589

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Archie Sturmer

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Serial number 700,589 is close to Lee Miller’s Mead Crusader (693,365), and Jose Huerta’s Mead Crusader (911,002).
The later was thought by some to be A&S-built; (forks look different though).

Almost forgot, I saw a 1912-14 New York Sporting Goods catalog that showed some old pedals with 3 triangles, and 4 sets of three teeth identified as “Expert” pedals.
 
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