OK, who collects early racing bikes?

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by bricycle, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. #1 Posted Feb 28, 2014

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Suddenly, what does "early" mean?? I thought pre 1920, or... pre '10 no?
     
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    1898 Columbia Racer

    I have an 1898 Columbia Racer (Model 49)
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    i love early racers, and am always looking for something special. if you have anything really interesting send me a pm.

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    I live for the CABE

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    I definitely want to .Well , Iver Johnson specific of course . I had the opportunity quite a few years back at Copake , and dumb-ass me let it go . Copper paint / chrome head & fork model 90 for $400 , now I need a mortgage to own one . I'm still hopeful ,

    P.S. If anyone is willing to part with one,,, I have some money waiting .
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    i.d. like to see a pic of the columbia
     
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    I would like to see the pic of the Model 49. Is it the one that was bought off eBay about 3 yrs ago? That was a nice 49 and went cheap!!! It was
    an original if I remember and I never did keep the pics of it. I would really like to see it please.

    I've been on the hunt for a 1895 Model 44 for a very long time. Finally found one and waiting for pics to come in. I have the 1894 Columbia Model 37
    Factory Semi-Racer and also the 1902 Columbia Model 83 Factory Racer. I never bought the #49 because Eddie Bald never raced on a Model 49.
    I collect Eddie Bald related material, especially with his Columbia and Barnes. When the Model #49 came out, he wasn't racing for Columbia anymore
    and was racing a Barnes Flyer.

    WANTED - I am on the HUNT for a Columbia Model #33 if anyone has one of those..( and of course a Barnes Flyer - I know of one and it's not for sale at the moment )
     
  9. #9 Posted Feb 28, 2014

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I'm not so much a collector, I just have a ~1909 Iver Johnson Special Racer. I love the bike, but I'm not really looking to make a collection as I prefer old bikes to be original, but the additional bikes I want I want to customize because that's the part I enjoy most, so I don't see anything else very collectible for me anytime soon.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    IMG_0237.jpg Been collecting Lightweights since early 90's. Mostly Pre-59 Paramount's.
    they were cheap up until recently.
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    Got one, 1901 Indian 022.jpg
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    Schwinn Racer

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    37 Schwinn.

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    Here are a few. Owaystnspl (5).JPG paramount.jpg waystn.JPG
    First an Oscar Waystn Special.
    Second a 1939 Paramount.
    Third Another Waystn built bike supposedly originally owned by Cecil Yates. The bike was repainted and had a few updates in the 70's so the owner could ride it. Cecil was a paramount rider and shows up in some of the Schwinn literature. I have no idea if he really owned the bike but carved into the hubs are the initials CY and it looks to have been done a long time ago.

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    love these bikes. I wanna get in this club. Keeping my eye open.
     
  17. #17 Posted Feb 28, 2014

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    some real eye candy so far!!! the Indian's got me salivating...
     
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    My Orient

    I posted this a couple of months ago. 1897 Orient - Still doing research but believed to be a Model 1.30. Note 26" front wheel, 28" rear. Need a proper TOC saddle for it if anyone has one for sale.
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  19. #19 Posted Mar 1, 2014

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    Coooool shop redline - looks like you are running out of room! All these racers are so very cool.
     
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    old racing track bikes

    Here's some of my old bikes. Only about 15 or so in the picture. The other 45 bikes were hanging or just on the other side of the room and I never
    took a picture of them. Been selling most of them but still collecting early ones now. Early to me is about 1890's. Anything after 1920 becomes old now!
    I had over 100 total - TRACK RACING ONLY and nothing else. I may have posted in the past but here's some pics again.

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    If someone needs pics of anything, let me know - I can't post a hundred bikes!!!

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