TOC mystery bike; round rear dropouts


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IngoMike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 7, 2013
673
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Sand City, Ca.
#1
There was another inquiry into these round rear dropouts about a year ago, but no real information came out of the post. A few names of manufacturers were thrown around, but nothing really substantial was presented. I now have this mystery frame with the round rear dropouts, circular discs, and mounting pegs, but no head badge or other info. that I have found. The bike has a serial number of #46053 on the seat stays behind the seat post, no binder bolt. Overall the manufacturing is very nice.
Does anyone have any info. they can provide on this style of dropout/frame? I would appreciate any info. that is provided, thank you!
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IngoMike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 7, 2013
673
2,059
Sand City, Ca.
#8
It looks like Locomotion may have been a little loco in his 100% Erie claim on this bike,,,,from a little more research it looks to be a Daycycle. The chainring, cranks, bars, stem, seatpost, fork crown, head badge holes, as well as the rear dropouts and frame, all match perfectly. I don't know about the Erie, but I think it might be something other than this bike....
Check it out: http://thecabe.com/forum/threads/1890-daycycle.41014/
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locomotion

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 15, 2011
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#9
why do you ask if you are going to tell me I am f..... crazy when I help with a lead?
all I know if that my frame/fork was identical, and that my components are all different than on your bike, and I know my bike to have all it's original parts
and I said I was 100% sure the bike was Erie, not that I was 100% sure your parts were wrong,
so my claim is only 50% Loco, surely not 100% Loco :)
I really don't care what your bike is, I was just trying to help with a lead
here is my badge:
crazy of me to think both bikes were the same ..... but wait , the damn head badge are identical as well, just with 2 differents manufacturer on them
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locomotion

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 15, 2011
2,630
1,575
QC
#10
"Here is some info showing a bankruptcy in 1903 and a web link of Day Manufacturing Co. buying Queen City Cycle Co. in 1896." Quote from Rustyspoke
http://seiz2day.com/lakeviewny/bikefactory.htm
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so from this info, my bike = 1895 or 1896, probably 1895 taking into account my serial number and the 250 bikes/a day production rate

and your bike 1896-1903, and from the 1898 photo, it shows the sprocket that is on your bike
 
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Robertriley

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 15, 2010
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Riverside, Ca
#12
Eagle Bicycles used these drop outs too. Also, there is a frame like these for sale right now on eBay. It is badged Readington.
 

IngoMike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 7, 2013
673
2,059
Sand City, Ca.
#14
I will be posting this Bike in the for sale thread at some point, but for now if anyone is interested? Please PM me and I will let you know the condition and what else is included. I will ship anywhere in the US for $900.00, for this rare, round dropout, beauty!
 

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