Excelsior bicycles

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by chitown, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. #41 Posted Mar 14, 2016

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    so tomorrow 100 years ago the michigan city plant opened. i live a couple miles from it i will prob go take couple pics, thanks for posting this pic!!
     
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    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    so michigan city badges that say excelsior cycle co were produced here between 1916 and 1934 and then changing badges to excelsior mfg co after 1934
     
  6. #46 Posted Mar 16, 2016

    I live for the CABE

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    I have a very early Excelsior bicycle from Chicago. Any who wish to see it send me a message.
     
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    I live for the CABE

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  11. #51 Posted Jun 10, 2016

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    Does anyone have any idea how many different head badges were used? It seems like every Excelsior I have seen has a different head badge! Also, does anyone know when or if Excelsior used non-skip-tooth sprockets on pre-balloon tire bikes? I hope this is an alright area to ask. I found what seems to be a Chicago built Excelsior, with a non-skip-tooth sweetheart sprocket, and what was left of the 28" wheel had a non skip tooth hub (I can't remember the brand off hand). I assumed this was a modification made sometime years ago, but after talking to a knowledgeable friend, he seemed to think it could have been original. I honestly don't know, and I haven't been able to find out on the interwebs thus far. Please don't judge me for the 26" rollers I through on! Haha.
    Bike3.jpg Bike4.jpg
     
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  12. #52 Posted Jun 11, 2016
    ace
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    My teens Excelsior
    EXcelsior 001.jpg EXcelsior 002.jpg
     
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  13. #53 Posted Jun 11, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  14. #54 Posted Nov 28, 2016

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    image.jpeg Found this one over the summer. If anyone has pics of complete ones please share. Gotta love the patina on this one...
     
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    image.jpeg
     
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  17. #57 Posted Nov 29, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Here's one from 1923 or '24 -
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    On Training Wheels

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    Still have this ad? Would you sell it?
     
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    On Training Wheels

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    Still have this ad? Would you sell it?
     
  20. #60 Posted Dec 1, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Can't sell what I don't own. I can track down the original scan and see if it's higher resolution than what I've posted. Most of the stuff I've posted is from various internet data bases (found with many hours of scouring and searching). I can email you a higher resolution one if I can find it.

    Chris