My great grandfathers Waltham orient


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QuincyB

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Mar 17, 2018
12
40
36
Hollis, NH, USA
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Hi all. Organizing my family’s barn attic and I took down my great grandfathers Waltham bicycle to get some fresh air. He would ride this bike to Boston (45 miles) and to New Hampshire’s sea coast (also a 40+ mile trip)

We will never part with this bicycle but I’d like to learn more about it and if anyone can tell me anything interesting about it I’d really appreciate it!

Also one side of the front fork is broken so the tire will not stay on. Luckily the broken piece is still bolted on to the tire. I’d like to get it repaired, not to ride just so it will display better. Is there anywhere in the southern nh or mass that you can recommend to fix it?

Thanks so much!
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,424
4,030
Fairborn, Ohio
#5

Am diggin' this ride ... and those auxiliary
grips in the central area of the handlebar.

Can you please take a snap of the broken
part of the fork that you mentioned ?

One of your snaps now has some questions
added to it ... see foto attached.

Thank you -- QuincyB .....

......
patric

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Louis C.

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 2, 2018
31
26
Derby Line, VT 05830, USA
#6
I have the same bike, smaller frame size, maybe a year newer, few differences
my headbadge porcelein insert is white and red and says Orient Light Roadster

I also have the ladies version, all same characteristics, with a serial number a few # higher than yours, also with a B on the steel insert
the headbadge porcelein insert is white and green, no model mentioned, but has a Crescent moon, a star and a saber on the badge, the ORIENT letters have little reflective dots on it

***While here, I am missing a cap on the top of one the rear stay (next to seat post), maybe someone has a spare
 

QuincyB

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Mar 17, 2018
12
40
36
Hollis, NH, USA
#16
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Am diggin' this ride ... and those auxiliary
grips in the central area of the handlebar.

Can you please take a snap of the broken
part of the fork that you mentioned ?

One of your snaps now has some questions
added to it ... see foto attached.

Thank you -- QuincyB .....

......
patric

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Hi Patrick. The measurement from crank to seat post is 26”. The other measurement is 10.5”. Here is a pic of the fork damage. Thank you for your help
 

Louis C.

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 2, 2018
31
26
Derby Line, VT 05830, USA
#18
A good local machinist or welder can fix your fork.
The fender doesn't belong with your bike and the other part is a chain guard off a ladies bicycle.


You should keep the wheel off the bike for now, everytime you move the bike, you risk tearing the other side of the fork off. It's already torn.
 
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