Show your Mead Cycle Co. Bicycles

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by dave the wave, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. #101 Posted Nov 24, 2013

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    My Mead Made Modern

    Well, Chris (bikewhorder) and I think this is a Mead. I bought it without wheels, and put modern 700c wheels on it. And some scout bars. Im bummed it didnt have the truss rods. I dont know much about this bike but it is an awesome Frame/Fork!

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  2. #102 Posted Nov 24, 2013

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    Was told it was somewhere between 1923-25.

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  3. #103 Posted Nov 24, 2013

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    What! I didn't say that, I said I think its a Schwinn with a mead fork added later.
     
  4. #104 Posted Nov 24, 2013

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Actually looking at those pictures closer, I'm going to say that it is a repaint because the headset cups match the rest of the paint. It looks like a repainted Mead Ranger to me. -Chris
     
  5. #105 Posted Nov 24, 2013

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    Looks like some decal remnants on the head tube, can we get a better shot of those?
     
  6. #106 Posted Nov 24, 2013

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    Sorry chris I misunderstood you. I thought you meant it was a schwinn built mead.
     
  7. #107 Posted Nov 24, 2013

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    odd color mead eh!

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    I picked this mead ranger at the iron ranch swap ...i have the orig. rear fender and a huntin' & peckin' for an orig blue front fender...just snagged an orig. aristrocrat saddle also missin' the correct chain adjusters and a end cap to one of the brampton pedals...a very fun bike to ride...it has the early new departure rae hub too....

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  8. #108 Posted Nov 24, 2013

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    serial number
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    this one is on the seattube
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  9. #109 Posted Dec 7, 2013

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    Iroquois

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  10. #110 Posted Dec 7, 2013

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    Sidewalk bike

    I've seen 2 examples of the Iroquois bikes and both were sidewalk bikes.


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  11. #111 Posted Dec 7, 2013

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    1900-ish Montrose by Mead

    1900-ish Montrose by Mead with homemade carrier on the back.
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  12. #112 Posted Jan 22, 2014

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    tall frame ranger

    pick this up over the weekend for $600

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  13. #113 Posted Jan 22, 2014

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    A Ranger in the park ;-)
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  14. #114 Posted Jan 22, 2014

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    Here's my Ranger. Someone converted it to Inch Pitch, I'd like to find a Mead Sprocket with the right rear sprocket for a Model A. I think the gooseneck is newer. The handlebars seem narrow for such a tall bike. It needs a head light. I'm going to try to remove the blue paint with paint stripper and see if any of the original paint is hiding.
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  15. #115 Posted Jun 29, 2016

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    Got this off a close friend today . I think 1922 Mead pathfinder.
    Need to replace lots of parts that are not correct . But the 700c wheels it rides very nice !!

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  16. #116 Posted Jun 29, 2016

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    here is my crusty mead ranger i think its a super b 1915 model. I need to find a chain, spokes, tires, and tubes, back hub does work. maybe just swap the 28 inch rims out for something more modern. lots of rust to remove on this guy. but i am excited to work on it.

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  17. #117 Posted Aug 1, 2016

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    here's a great example of what i thought was a Great Western Manuf. made bike but now i think it was made by Excelsior Manuf.

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  18. #118 Posted Aug 1, 2016

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  19. #119 Posted Aug 1, 2016

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    A,great example that will be in pieces on ebay in a few weeks lol


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  20. #120 Posted Aug 3, 2016

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I picked this one up today. It's a tall 25" frame, ranger I'm guessing. It was built up with 1950's parts which I've already removed. I do have the correct sprocket and stem, but not the crank which was unfortunately swapped with a short one due to the 26" wheels. It's pretty well bent, rusted, busted and was being used as a wall decoration. A wiser mad would have left it.
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