Antique pictures of RAYCYCLE racing bikes

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thehugheseum

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Apr 5, 2011
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Im wondering if anyone has any pictures of racycles actually used for racing..........did search but i havent seen any proof that a racycle was ever raced........please post your toc era pictures and school me
 
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fordsnake

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There's a perception that the Racycle large chainring equates to a race machine for the athletic types. Not so, that large chainring and the proprietary hanger were designed to reduce strain on the machine. The drive line was in fact a visual contradiction for the average rider, as mentioned in the below article.
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fordsnake

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I cropped this image, because of the ethnicity of TOC racers. It was featured on a double page advertisement (I no longer have), showcasing several foreign race teams and also featuring endorsements from a other riders.
 

Wcben

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 11, 2012
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There weren't that many "true" racers made by Racycle... Blue has one with its full provenance, he may have some pictures from the day too....
 

thehugheseum

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got it.....thanks for posting,as always......bitchen material fordsnake.......i have wondered for a long time now why i can never find pictures of racycles on a race pic yet there seems to be a belief (which may be true for all i know) that racycles were track bikes

a pic of a racycle stayer would really do it for me
 
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corbettclassics

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Feb 11, 2012
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Hey Adam,

Don't believe Racycle ever made a Stayer bike. I'm sure I would have known about that one!!

In the meantime, as you know, Barney Oldfield raced a Racycle …… here ya go buddy >

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I believe I have more but have to hunt through the archives and the bottom of the endless drawer!

Enjoy these two anyway for now ..

Bill

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thehugheseum

I live for the CABE
Apr 5, 2011
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gulp......admittedly ive been overworked for sometime now........maybe i should remember oldfields racyclism but if im being honest....nope didnt know and thanks for the pics/schooling........stayer king!!!!!

i love the midsized chainring!
 

fordsnake

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This excerpt was taken from the Racycle Crank Blog.
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Although the factory might not have employed a racing team (or, at least not in 1901), Racycle included a racing model in their catalog from 1897 through 1910. The 1913 Racycle catalog does not include a racing bicycle, indicating that Racycle had by then decided to leave the competition market to other makers.
 

Sped Man

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 5, 2012
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Real track racers use 1 1/8 tires larger ones won’t fit. Yours from pics uses regular tires it’s a roadster not a track bike.

Here are few pics of a track frame spacing on my Miami / raycycle track bikes. View attachment 843442
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Sorry 1969Redline my bike doesn't look like this bike. Notice that the rear wheel isn't tucked in like mine.
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redline1968

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Oct 16, 2008
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I don’t. See it ...I do see a roadster that someone stuffed newer wheels on I don’t think you really care since it’s on eBay and let he poor sole figure it out.lol
 
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Jewelman13

Finally riding a big boys bike
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Here’s a pic of my great grandfather on what I believe to be a Racycle...
 

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