Am I READING this correctly? Could this be STANDARD?


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fat tire trader

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 29, 2010
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San Quentin, California
www.fattiretrading.com
#1
Hello,
I traded a 1936 Schwinn frame with a locking fork and a Excelsior badge for this frame yesterday.

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So far the only bikes that I have found pictures of that have a brace like this are Reading Standards.

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I have also read that Reading was acquired by the Great Western MFG. Co. I don't know what year. Can anyone confirm that this is a Reading?

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Does anyone know of another company that made a frame with a brace like this? I read in one of the threads that Dayton may have made a frame with a similar brace in 1910.

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The fork is bent so gracefully. Is it possible that it was designed this way? Or is it gracefully damaged?

Some of you may have seen this at a swap meet recently. I got it from a Flipper.

Thanks,
Chris

[video=youtube_share;kJCKwqyR7KY]http://youtu.be/kJCKwqyR7KY[/video]
 
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boardhoarder

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 5, 2014
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Oakland, United States
#9
1) I have no idea what that frame is, but it's awesome.

2) Thanks for posting that Flipper song...I haven't heard it in ages! I saw them at Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco back in '83, but that's a different story...
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
16,615
24,684
East Los
#15
Gracefully damaged...I received it partially repaired. My buddy Steve got it back almost perfect after some coercing with a torch. Needs a lil paint touch up & patina to match the rest.
 

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