What bike is this?

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Old Bicycles' started by twinflight, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Does anyone know anything about this bike? The seller is clueless and doesn’t name a price so I have no idea if it’s worth my energy to drive an hour so see it. 7c7d142c048dd0744a886cd5eb9adc9a.jpg


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  2. #2 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Gonna need better pics. Looks like modern wheel set and brakes along with a modification for the homemade guard. Personally until the seller puts a price on it I don't get too excited. V/r Shawn
     
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  3. #3 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Good points.


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  4. #4 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That chainguard is hilarious
     
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  5. #5 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Looks like the chain guard has two functions 1. Keep the bottom of your vintage Calvins from getting chewed up and b. It redirects the shift cable for the multi speed rear hub, a little backyard shade tree solution?


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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    And here I am being ignorant thinking it's obscure enough to be OEM.
     
  7. #7 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Since the seller appears to have very limited knowledge on the bike it will probably take a trip to look at it and determine if it has any future at your shop? Personally I'd go look just because you never know?


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    Looks like a new departure triplspeed hub on there
     
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  9. #9 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    If it were close I would say to check it out but be ready to be disappointed.
     
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  10. #10 Posted Dec 27, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I agree, good eye Scott. That alone may be worth the price of admission.
     
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  11. #11 Posted Dec 27, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    The frame, fork, stem, bars, seat post, and rear fender looks original and very old - 1890s. The seat teens - 20s? The crankset is probably original but hard to tell with that photo.

    The frame and metal fender is different enough that you could probably identify the maker if it doesn't have a badge. I would easily drive one hour to try to grab that bike. Let us know how it ends.
     
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  12. #12 Posted Dec 27, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That rear hub pops out...
     
  13. #13 Posted Dec 27, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Got the crazy going on..I like it...as long as I don't have to work on it...
     
  14. #14 Posted Dec 27, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Please explain that to my wife why I'm late!
     
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