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.
Thank you for contacting the Bicycle Museum of America!
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.
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.
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