I have a good 50 inch victor project high-wheeled bike for 2,500 plus shipping , I payed 3,500 , ever since my auto accident , I can not ride , . I am making the bike affordable for someone who wants a nice project , firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Looks real. The backbone is tapered. Cheap repros often have a backbone of uniform thickness. There's a bulge at the top of the backbone near the neck - maybe a frame repair? The seat spring looks like it might be on backwards.
Modern pedals, wrong rear wheel , that tapered perch or backbone is not correct ,the attachment to the rear forks is not an original way 'I can not see the bearing to the front end . Modern cranks ,that garford spring for the seat , was very popular in that Era, . Look at the seat on my new mail , it is the same, .
Edit: I dont want to dissuade you from buying it altogether. I would pay 500 for this at my location as a wall hanger --I have sold messed up hi wheels to non bike people for
decoration at 12-1500 and that was years ago when I could find them.
The rear wheel appears to me to be from a gendron child's bike because of the way the spokes are attached to the hub.
In all it is so messed up that the cost of repairs would exceed the price of a decent bike - cant make a silk purse from a sows ear...