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Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by Jeff Youngs, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. #21 Posted Aug 7, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    No need to losen anything, just take a tape measure to.... The pillar, not the post. (top of seat pillar tube of frame to center of BB crank dimension) Looks like maybe 24"
     
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    ok....I will have that for you in a few hours
     
  3. #23 Posted Aug 7, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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  4. #24 Posted Aug 7, 2017

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    ok, my 30" rear wheel is available
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  7. #27 Posted Aug 15, 2017

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    Jeff,

    I think that Brian may be onto something. My colleagues and I here at the museum have done some research and our thoughts seem to align. My best guess is a circa. 1895 track racer.
    The design of the big ring would be closest to a Pierce from our collection, but it was not a perfect match. These pieces changed quite a bit and companies would buy whatever was priced right on the market, but the bicycle in other ways most resembles a Pierce.

    Good find!

    Thank you for contacting the Bicycle Museum of America!
     
  8. #28 Posted Aug 17, 2017

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    I have seen the fork crown before but can't really place it to any old ads that I have. I know I'll find it if I keep searching.

    In the meantime, I believe about 99.99% that the bike is a Patee.
     
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    Patee used this crank and chain ring. Also, the seat stay connecting to the seat cluster is identical to a Patee.

    I do not believe this is a 30" wheel bike either and that it is a 28" wheel bike.
     
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    Rear Wheel Dropouts do not match any Patee I can find.
     
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    It actually matches my picture perfectly! I believe this bike is a Patee but usually the dropouts are not indicators of what a bike is. There are times when dropouts are a good indicator - like a "Mittens" for instance and sometimes a "LaClede as well.

    But, I think we should look at the seat stays and how they connect to the seat cluster ( and of course the crank/chain ring on the Patee ) to determine that it's 99.99% match for me.

    But again, I could be wrong!
     
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    Have you tried to put some linseed oil on the frame to bring out the color? It looks like it's maroon color to me in a couple of pics.
     
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    can you share your photo
     
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    Sure - I'll dig them out but what color is this bike? Have you had a chance to look at it with a light and magnifying glass? It looks maroon in a couple pics.
     
  15. #35 Posted Aug 18, 2017

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    That´s a Fauber crank with the Fauber Crown sprocket, generic and used by many. They were patended in 1895, if i remember right. But i think the Crown sprocket first appeared around 1898. They were common here i Sweden til the end of the 1910´s.
     
  16. #36 Posted Nov 20, 2017

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    I'm sure if I'm related or not, last name Faubert?
    I'm looking for the dust covers / end caps for this style of bottom bracket (which are still available but they do not include the end caps, I know it as Thompson, but have seen the name: Fauber as well, can you help?
    I’m looking to buy a pair of handlebar grips for a Excelsior bicycle that I’m rebuilding. I’m not attempting to make the bicycle all original, as many of the parts were missing, Instead it will be rebuilt with parts I like. Have you seen grips as pictured below and or something similar as I have seen on a bicycle that you posted? They do not have to be in perfect condition, I'm willing to put the time into restoring them. I'm not sure if you have any, could you suggest someone that might be able to help.
    Thank you so much
    Kevin Faubert

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