Stearns Sextette

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    1896!
     
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    Robert, this is a wonderful find on your part !!

    I know i'm gettin' ahead o' myself by goin'
    straight to the foto ... just can't help myself.

    I promise to read the article Thursday a.m.

    Thank you for posting.

    .... patric

    BTW ... wonderin' if that team always rode on
    the aggregate adjacent to the rails ... holy crap !!

    And check out the ever-so stout hubs on that ride ...

    Also, the five forward chainrings appear to be
    placed within the lower frame components.

    And, what about that final, large ring ... looks like
    the bent-spoke technology could have influenced
    the similar Racycle chainring of 1899. Using one
    of your fotos, here, Robert.



    stearns septuplet racers only.jpg

    1899 racycle narrow pedals.jpg
     
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    Two, Rear Chainrings ........

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    stearns sex5.jpg

    Sure it's cool, but why rest on your laurels? 1897:

    stearns sex6.jpg

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    Here is a sextet I've been trying to i.d. for a while now, initially I thought perhaps Peter Berlo built but not many like features when inspected closely.

    (The last saddle isn't really part of the original build, I believe there was some sort of pacing adapter there that a saddle was stuck into for a kiddo)

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