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Blue Streak

Wore out three sets of tires already!
June 1, 1901 issue of The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review - No badge shown.
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April 4, 1903 issue of The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review - Badge.
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October 24, 1903 issue of The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review - Badge.
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March 26, 1904 issue of The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review - Hard to see badges but a great image.
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C M Gerlach

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Not Hendee or springfield built, any info on this one is appreciated....heavy repaint so no notable serial numbers yet. there are some plausible theories on the maker and circumstances of this, but not much known......thinking 20's....i mocked it with 28" wheels,....center of crank to top of seat tube is 23". probably was a 28 wheeled bike. Its possibly the original fork, and likely had fenders.

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New Mexico Brant

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Not Hendee or springfield built, any info on this one is appreciated....heavy repaint so no notable serial numbers yet. there are some plausible theories on the maker and circumstances of this, but not much known......thinking 20's....i mocked it with 28" wheels,....center of crank to top of seat tube is 23". probably was a 28 wheeled bike. Its possibly the original fork, and likely had fenders.

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Congratulations Chris! It looks so much better in that last photo with all the later stuff striped off. Definitely a 28" tired bicycle with the frame sizing out at 23 inches. Have you found a serial number yet? I am still sticking with my hypothesis of it being built between 1912-1916 for Canadian export when Indian was building some motorcycles in Toronto. Looking forward to new information being discovered about it.
 

C M Gerlach

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Thanks Brant,
Glad I was able to get it. Your idea surely holds water. It is certainly interesting. Hope anyone can chime in with ideas....I'll keep researching.
 

Blue Streak

Wore out three sets of tires already!
January 21, 1898 issue of The Wheel
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June 9, 1898 issue of The Wheel
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March 16, 1899 issue of The Cycle Age and Trade Review
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July 26, 1899 issue of The Berkshire County Eagle (Pittsfield MA)
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January 18, 1900 issue of The Cycle Age and Trade Review
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January 25, 1900 issue of The Cycle Age and Trade Review
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March 8, 1900 issue of The Cycle Age and Trade Review
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March 22, 1900 issue of The Cycle Age and Trade Review
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May 1, 1900 issue of The Journal (Meriden CT)
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