OK, who collects early racing bikes?


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ccmerz

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 1, 2009
391
464
Belleville, Canada
#3
Suddenly, what does "early" mean?? I thought pre 1920, or... pre '10 no?
 

ivrjhnsn

I live for the CABE
Aug 27, 2013
1,183
1,750
Fitchburg ,MA
#6
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 .
 

corbettclassics

I live for the CABE
Feb 11, 2012
1,208
1,997
Burbank, United States
#8
I have an 1898 Columbia Racer (Model 49)
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 )
 

Duchess

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 14, 2014
476
821
Beverly, MA
#10
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.
 

schwinnderella

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 21, 2009
353
203
Palatine, United States
#14
Here are a few.
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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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66TigerCat

I live for the CABE
Jul 12, 2009
1,240
367
Newton, MA, United States
#18
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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corbettclassics

I live for the CABE
Feb 11, 2012
1,208
1,997
Burbank, United States
#20
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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