Please help identify this crank and sprocket


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Oct 29, 2010
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#1
I was looking through my old cranks and sprockets today to find something that is more appropriate to put on my 1918? Racycle than the Schwinn Sweetheart that came with it. I have this one sprocket that I thought might work. Then I discovered that the distance between the center of the crank and the sprocket peg hole was not standard. It actually has two holes, one is a lot closer to the crank than the standard size, and the other hole is a lot further. So I dug into my crank box and discovered that the hole in the center of the sprocket is a lot larger than the standard ones. I did find a crank that fits it. I also compared it to some Fauber sprockets that I have. Its peg spacing and its center hole are bigger than Fauber spacing also. Does anyone know what it goes to?
Thanks,
Chris

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jkent

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May 3, 2012
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#4
It's a Fauber chain ring, look on the chain ring closely for a Fauber Pat stamp on it. There may also be one on the crank arm.
The Fauber inch-pitch rings will have a mini tooth (more like a bump) between each drive tooth.

JKent
 
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fordsnake

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May 12, 2010
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#5
"It's a Fauber chain ring". You say that with confidence, are you sure it's a Fauber? That little bump between the teeth was very common on 1" sprockets for chain alignment.
 

shoe3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2011
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Springfield, United States
#6
I was looking through my old cranks and sprockets today to find something that is more appropriate to put on my 1918? Racycle than the Schwinn Sweetheart that came with it. I have this one sprocket that I thought might work. Then I discovered that the distance between the center of the crank and the sprocket peg hole was not standard. It actually has two holes, one is a lot closer to the crank than the standard size, and the other hole is a lot further. So I dug into my crank box and discovered that the hole in the center of the sprocket is a lot larger than the standard ones. I did find a crank that fits it. I also compared it to some Fauber sprockets that I have. Its peg spacing and its center hole are bigger than Fauber spacing also. Does anyone know what it goes to?
Thanks,
Chris

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This Crank assembly was used on Gendron Bicycles. like 1908- 1914 era
 

Archie Sturmer

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jun 13, 2018
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#7
I have one of those, 1" threads on the crank side, but a different chain wheel than the cloverleaf shown. My chain ring, that fits the odd crank, is more of a flower design, which I believe to be "emblem". I have the cones, which are helpful. It's a 6-point flower, and does not accommodate two different cranks with near or far drive pins, (but I have a power drill).

I also have a snowflake design chain ring with the 1" hole, but that one looks more like an Ivan Johnson; so there are features and styles that might be mixed, some perhaps later? Maybe the crank and chain ring did not originally go together?

I was also told that mine was a suspect fauber, but have not seen it in their literature.
 
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shoe3

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Feb 2, 2011
972
740
Springfield, United States
#8
I have one of those, 1" threads on the crank side, but a different chain wheel than the cloverleaf shown. My chain ring, that fits the odd crank, is more of a flower design, which I believe to be "emblem". I have the cones, which are helpful. It's a 6-point flower, and does not accommodate two different cranks with near or far drive pins, (but I have a power drill).

I also have a snowflake design chain ring with the 1" hole, but that one looks more like an Ivan Johnson; so there are features and styles that might be mixed, some perhaps later? Maybe the crank and chain ring did not originally go together?

I was also told that mine was a suspect fauber, but have not seen it in their literature.
Yale bicycles Toledo,ohio

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