Need help identifying this bike


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petritl

I live for the CABE
Aug 15, 2012
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Washington, IL
#8
I purchased the bike today; the seller thought it was 1915 but the bike has a block chain which makes me think it is earlier.
What year is it?

The numbers on the bottom bracket appear to be faintly stamped 1385

Does anyone have a spare seat clamp they would part with? I would like to reassemble the saddle and mount it as-is.

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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
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3,896
Fairborn, Ohio
#16

Thank you for the heads-up .. rollfaster !!


Both machines, Cast Iron guy (first machine) AND petritl (second machine)
are both Davis-Built. Second machine has no information as to who the
distributor was ... could be another hardware company like, Mumford & Son
Hardware Co.

Davis may have wholesaled the same model and color scheme machine to
seventeen different distributors.

cds2323 provided what appears to be a 1910 catalog illustration of the same
(as above) bicycle. The illustration features the same pedals, saddle, handle-
bar, and round-in-cross section crank.

The machines differ in the chainring design compared to the illustration.

Also ... Cast Iron guy's machine features a crank locknut that is of the pin-
spanner
variety ... the illustration and petritl's crank locknut are not shown.

CORRECTION as of 10:44 P.M. EST ... it has now been photographically-
established that petritl's crank locknut is of the pin-spanner variety.


Waaay kool to see two survivors in roughly the same degree of survival.

....... patric

 
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