Ca. 1895/6 Factory Orange Mystery Machine


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Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,332
1,690
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
#1
Here’s a bike I have been cleaning up for a week or so, I think it’s ready to show off a little.

Dated on the crankset 1895 but who knows.

Beautiful original paint & pins, it was covered in bird scat when I bought it so I was worried it would be completely corroded but overall it cleaned up well.

A few specialty features of the bike as I got it:
- Pneumatic saddle
- Thor seatpost coupling
- 2 part seatpost of unknown mfg
- “Pat Applied For” stamped chainring enlarger, 20 tooth from 17 tooth factory.
- Solo “The Gem” pedal, I happened to have the appropriate mate in rough shape

Neither chainwheel is very badly worn and there are a number of extra master links in the chain leading me to suspect this was for easy gear ratio adjustment.

The hubs were salvageable, not so for the set of G&J rims.

I may re-lace eventually but for now I added a set of wheels and tires I had stashed away that I thought would look the part.

Any thoughts on possible mfg would be welcomed.

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locomotion

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 15, 2011
2,229
1,254
Quebec, Canada
#2
"- “Pat Applied For” stamped chainring enlarger, 20 tooth from 17 tooth factory. "

Very cool.....never seen anything like this
wonder if anyone have any info on this enlarged sprocket

man, a lot of cool TOC bicycles lately
 

frankandpam

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 21, 2016
233
329
Tacoma Wa
#5
Pneumatic saddle and that chainring put this one over the top ! What a great score.
 

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