TOC ... "RACERS" ( - the bikes and the men who raced them - )

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corbettclassics

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Feb 11, 2012
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#86
BARNEY OLDFIELD

Although Barney Oldfield is mostly known for being a famous automobile racer for Ford, he started racing bicycles in 1894 and raced till 1902.

He is seen here on a few different racers from Stearns, Racycle, and Orient.

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corbettclassics

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#87
CHARLIE MURPHY - A.K.A. Mile a Minute Murphy

Charlie Murphy made the Tribune famous in 1899 with his record ride behind a locomotive. He also rode a "Liberty" as well as a "Stearns".

: A rarely seen book today on his story the day he rode under 60 seconds in a mile. One recently sold on eBay and it was signed by Murphy.

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Not the bike Murphy rode but an example of the Tribune Blue Streak colors.

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Charlie Murphy had a son who was in ads to promote bicycles for juniors.
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Murphy seen here on his Stearns:

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corbettclassics

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Feb 11, 2012
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#88
MAJOR TAYLOR on his Massey Harris.

It's most likely the Model #17 that Taylor is on here and not the earlier Model #7.

Here's the difference in Fork Crowns for the two models.

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