Help with this American Bicycle company bike

  • Regarding bumping ads in the classifed forums, we've just installed a new (customized) add-on that will change the way ads are bumped to the top. Please refer to the post "Bumping Classifed Ads" for details.
Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
These ads go away when you register for an account!

M & M cycle

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 9, 2013
114
Eagle Lake MN
Hi, we picked this guy up today from the original owners Son ... American Bicycle Company.. no head badge.... haven’t had a chance to research it yet, does anyone know the year? What the head badge would look like? Is the crank original? any info would be appreciated.. thanks M & M

079A0F14-6B07-4869-8A1C-BC5FDDB34FBA.jpeg


25A67D88-760F-40B8-B7C9-4D08F1A566B9.jpeg


EE8AA3CC-F26F-4CCF-BB72-E8FECFD3EBF9.jpeg


A4E0E97D-D3C9-4FA4-AC74-6B51CFA64DEF.jpeg


9576C666-42D5-498D-B0F3-8E13BD67C3FC.jpeg


7ECB38BB-157F-41D2-A910-EC9C9C5EC134.jpeg


57FC9EC4-81C2-4379-9DD0-A4D282BCB6C5.jpeg


56D0A216-BBA7-4715-AB1E-4765ACDA40E8.jpeg


63C68720-B1BF-45D1-88B0-AB82D8019284.jpeg


03D79EC7-1ECA-44B9-BF9F-90236D24284B.jpeg


17E22435-4D24-4C86-9F45-E31C76AF39AC.jpeg


ECF5D151-87BF-4AB9-9531-6617ECD108EC.jpeg


6D7652C3-6E75-4318-9540-DB3933FBE261.jpeg
 

hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
4,321
Fairborn, Ohio
Circa 1900 - 1901 ... google American Bicycle Company ...
all the brands listed represent those companies bought
by Col. Pope.


If the chainring does not have a crank drive pin hole ...
there is every probability the machine is a Pope-Built.


You can pretty-much select a badge-name from the
list of ABC-Manufactured bicycles ... from the 1900-1901 period, of course.


..... patric


IMG_4459 abc pope frost imperial.jpg



17E22435-4D24-4C86-9F45-E31C76AF39AC.jpeg
 
Last edited:

Archie Sturmer

I live for the CABE
Jun 13, 2018
1,325
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Crawford is on both the decal and the ABC list. Westfield must have re-purposed chain rings. The 3-hole looks same as on my 1927 St. Louis MO bike.
 
  • Like
Reactions: hoofhearted

M & M cycle

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 9, 2013
114
Eagle Lake MN
Thank you for all the input!! You guys rock!! Lots of info We can use to research further, We appreciate the info and the effort it takes to find and share it, thanks again M & M
Crawford is on both the decal and the ABC list. Westfield must have re-purposed chain rings. The 3-hole looks same as on my 1927 St. Louis MO bike.
hi, you are correct it does say Crawford on the decal ...

FDB477D8-DEE1-4350-BC87-726BDC9020B9.jpeg
 
This ad goes away when you register for an account!

M & M cycle

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 9, 2013
114
Eagle Lake MN
Circa 1900 - 1901 ... google American Bicycle Company ...
all the brands listed represent those companies bought
by Col. Pope.


If the chainring does not have a crank drive pin hole ...
there is every probability the machine is a Pope-Built.


You can pretty-much select a badge-name from the
list of ABC-Manufactured bicycles ... from the 1900-1901 period,


IMG_4459 abc pope frost imperial.jpg



17E22435-4D24-4C86-9F45-E31C76AF39AC.jpeg
Circa 1900 - 1901 ... google American Bicycle Company ...
all the brands listed represent those companies bought
by Col. Pope.


If the chainring does not have a crank drive pin hole ...
there is every probability the machine is a Pope-Built.


You can pretty-much select a badge-name from the
list of ABC-Manufactured bicycles ... from the 1900-1901 period, of course.


..... patric


IMG_4459 abc pope frost imperial.jpg



17E22435-4D24-4C86-9F45-E31C76AF39AC.jpeg
hi, this is a closeup of the area you hi lighted

B3ACEAD3-8208-46E3-A14C-117BFB252271.jpeg
 
  • Like
Reactions: hoofhearted

hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
4,321
Fairborn, Ohio
hi, this is a closeup of the area you hi lighted

B3ACEAD3-8208-46E3-A14C-117BFB252271.jpeg

Thank you, young man. That is the area referred to.

Have owned several of the identical chainring design
(as yours). These were on various juvenile, West-
field-Built bicycles.


Some had what is often called a ''double-D'' feature ...
shifting energy that is put into the crank to transfer
into the chainring .. allowing it to rotate.


The other variation is identical to the ''crank drive pin''
setup .. just like you have.


Very often, when an orphan bicycle cannot be identified
because the badge is missing .. or because some of the
''tells'' that a frame / fork expressed to the viewer are not
available in a particular find -- or the viewer simply does
not connect the ''tells'' to the vehicle identity --- very often
the identification of major cranking components, leads to
the identification of the ride.


Very often, but not always, the chainring / crank nuances
help a viewer determine what's what.


When I see that ''double-D'' feature ... Westfield comes to mind.

But more specifically ... it's the Westfield-Built Columbia.

Fair Warning, however .. if the original cranking setup has been
changed-out with something alien to the bicycle ... all bets are off.


..... patric


image westfield double-d     scott mc.jpg
 
Last edited:
This ad goes away when you register for an account!