1920 Shelby Speedway Special Comments please!

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by KevinBrick, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. #1 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Is the rear rack correct? Date on the crank is 1920..
    Can this be correct?
     
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    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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    Nice bike.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    nice patina
    your tires might be a bit big , or over inflated, or not well hooked on the rim bead, but carefull before riding it ..... it might pop!
     
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  4. #4 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    Hey; good catch.
    The early flat sided drop centers don't have a rolled edge bead for the tire to hook.
    Probably why they changed them.
    Cool Bike.
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  5. #5 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Balloon tires introduced early 1930’s, the crank date may be a patent date or just from a large stock of cranks made prior to bike’s manufacture.
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    These aren’t the tires that were on the bike when I got it.. They were 26x1.75 .. those tires said they would fit on 2.125 rims so I assumed
     
  7. #7 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Great bike,
    Depends what you are trying to accomplish, a great riding bike or a more original one.
    Fenders are perfect for 1920. It should have all wood or steel clad wood wheels, steel single tube wheels. Hubs? either an early Mussleman, New Departure "A" rear, or early morrow (Eclipse). Stem too new. Saddle too new. Bars too new. Lamp too new.
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Thank you for catching that.. I just popped them on and wasn’t paying attention.. Question is, will 26x2.125 work on these rims.. Bike came with vintage 26x1.75 Gillette Ambassador blackwalls.. I thought the guy I got the bike from said he had balloons on it but maybe he was just talking about a different tread pattern.. I would like to put all white tires or white walls on the bike.. I really like the look of the balloons on there..:)
     
  9. #9 Posted Jan 2, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    I think its fine; if it fits, run 'em.
    Most of these frames at the change just switched wheels and tire size from what I have figured from reading.
    Those flat sided rims were early '33, '34 and changed again right after that time frame.
     
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    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    kind of a short frame, may have been a youth bike originally? 26" or 24" wheels
     
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    26” wheels


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