Berry Shock Absorber Seat Post

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by TR6SC, May 3, 2018.

  1. #1 Posted May 3, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I just found this. Looks like it's in great shape. No rust, just loss of nickel. IMG_0864.JPG
    The balls ride in the grooves. Two cups and a cut-out washer center the balls. The spring has a tension nut for adjustment.
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    Model #1 Pat. Nov 5, 01
    Guy Fawkes Day.
    IMG_0866.JPG I think it's a double R. BERRY, or on second though, I think it's BERKY.
    GRAND RAPIDS MICH
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  2. #2 Posted May 7, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Ran a Google search of Berkey bicycle Grand Rapids and found this ad from 1901.
    The ad was from McClure magazine and there was also the same ad from a 1901 Cosmopolitan. Getty images also has a copy of the ad. IMG_20180507_205550.png
     
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  3. #3 Posted May 7, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    What diameter is the post? Looks pretty big for most down tubes.
     
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  4. #4 Posted May 7, 2018

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    Seen these on a couple TOC bikes. Bet they made for a comfy ride.
     
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  5. #5 Posted May 8, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I thought the same, but it is 7/8". I'm going to use it on my 1897 Sterling.
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