Urgent! Let me know model this bike is

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corbettclassics

I live for the CABE
Feb 11, 2012
1,289
2,171
Burbank, United States
#2
I've seen it before but can't place it. On another note though, the stem is reversed with the handle bars in the racing position.

Here's a photo of a racer showing the identical set up. I believe your bars and stem are in the correct position and thought that I would note this in case people try to say that someone has reversed the set up and it's wrong the way it is. It's not and the racing photo confirms it's correct so I would leave it as-is if I were you.

Enjoy the pic..

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Brian R.

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 16, 2015
348
610
Toronto, Canada
#3
Did you mark it urgent because it's for sale? I say buy it and figure out the badge later. It's taken me as long as a year to identify a toc bike. Even if you can't identify it, it's a nice one, it's all there, and will clean up nicely. My 2 cents.
 

locomotion

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 15, 2011
2,340
1,353
Canada
#5
I've seen it before but can't place it. On another note though, the stem is reversed with the handle bars in the racing position.

Here's a photo of a racer showing the identical set up. I believe your bars and stem are in the correct position and thought that I would note this in case people try to say that someone has reversed the set up and it's wrong the way it is. It's not and the racing photo confirms it's correct so I would leave it as-is if I were you.

Enjoy the pic..

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I am with you on this, I remember seeing this sprocket but can't remember the manufacturer.

Can't find the huge post on here with all the sprockets identification. Anyone have a link? I will keep searching ....
 

fordsnake

I live for the CABE
May 12, 2010
1,843
643
#14
On the bottom of the crank housing is stamped 110975, Does that mean anything?
The 1800’s was an interesting time in the bicycle world. There were thousands of builders, manufactures and inventors. Sadly, many went out of business before the “bicycle craze,” either through acquisitions, mergers or patent infringements.

Another bicycle business destroyer, were the Mail Order houses. MO were not appreciated in the bicycle industry community…in fact they were venomously hated and viewed as being responsible for ruining the industry with their low price bicycles! Example: a premium two-wheel ride in the mid 1800's could cost between $150 - $300. While a mail order bicycle featuring similar parts (sometimes the same parts) was offered for $30!

Retail shops selling premium bikes and manufacturers making the high end models struggled to compete with the demand for low - priced mail order bikes.

Mail Order houses before the 1900's were the big dogs on the block with the biggest bite! They demanded and got what they wanted from the trade! Additionally, they single handedly changed the paradigm of bicycle manufacturing, buying, and selling merchandise. There were many sore losers and protesters toward the catalog houses for cannibalizing the trade.

Montgomery Ward used the same play book as Sears...they didn’t actually manufacture bicycles! They bought inventory in huge quantities from multiple jobbers, branded them and sold them dirt cheap! Hence, why stamped numbers don’t always align with other found models. The same model may have been assembled by different jobbers.
 
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,733
5,148
Fairborn, Ohio
#18
you should really talk with @Bozman and compare bikes!
similar bikes

see if you have the PAT'D stamped under your BB
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Totally agree with @locomotion ... the Bozman thread
is titled ... Bike with a 1888 patent date ... do an in-
house CABE search.


There is another similar machine ... at one time owned
by CABEr .. Wheeled Relic. He may still own it.


He refers to his ride as a 1901 Hawthorne ... calls it a 1901
because some component within the crankcase says 1901.


Limited amount of his fotos below .......

..... patric


IMG_6304  Wheeled Relic 1901 Hawthorne.jpg


IMG_4137 1901 Hawthorne Wheeled Relic.jpg
 

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