Need i.d. Help please on TOC his and hers bikes

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 11, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Only have these 4 pictures so far, but no idea what year or manufacturer. Hope to see personally soon and see if there is a s/n or other identifying marks. Any help or information much appreciated!

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    mens looks crecent
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    ladies crescent also
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice Projects, Regardless of Brand Name!!!
    Good Luck!
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Your bicycles may be 1897 lower priced $50.00 Crescents based on information from catalog pages below. The top of the line models were $75.00 each:

    1897 Crescent Catalog Cover.JPG

    Your men's model looks like this one with same fork crown and front sprocket:
    1897 Crescent Model No 9.JPG

    If your women's has 28" wheels it could be this one as fork crown matches but front sprocket does not:
    1897 Crescent Model No 10.JPG

    Your women's front sprocket and fork crown match this one but it has 26" wheels:
    1897 Crescent Model No 5.JPG

    These specifications should help identify each bicycle if they are 1897 Crescents:
    1897 Crescent Specifications.JPG

    1897 Crescent Catalog Serial Number reference.JPG
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    You know what you gotta do, Jimbo! Roadtrip!
     
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    Person advertising them on CL finally got back to me-already sold. DANG! Asking $500 for the pair. Moving on to the next pipe dream...
     
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    Thanks Shoe3 and Blue Streak for the documentation!
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Crescent 1896 Ladies
    Crescent 1897 Mens