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Old 04-08-03, 02:31 PM   #1
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Vintage ID

I need to take a picture of it (what else is new), but I got my step-uncle's old race bike. Single speed, dark red frame, toe straps, only a front brake and sew-ups.

Any sites to look at pictures or get info on what kind of bike it is. It is from the 1920-1940 I believe. I understood he used to ride it to race and then ride home.
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Post a pic. Sometimes bikes of that period had unique chainrings, so get a close-up of them, too. Headbadges are important, too. Hubs, pedals, rims, get manufacturer's names off of all them.
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Will do. I will make sure I get pics of those things. Glad you mentioned it, I had not thought about it.

It also has drop handle bars on it.
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take a pic of the underside of the bottom bracket and the lugs/welds while your at it
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Ok, I'm betting its got BSA crankset, (maybe
Chater-lea if its british!), wood rims.
If its a U.S. made bike could be early Schwinn
or maybe a Drysdale, Wastyn?

Any takers?

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By single speed do you mean it only has one sprocket front and rear or does it not have freewheel capability?

Actually i'm surprised that it has any brakes.

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Actually i'm surprised that it has any brakes.
Alot of current single speeds have front brakes if they
have been converted for road use.
It would be a shame if someone drilled a 60 to 80 year
old fork crown to add brakes.
I doubt that any track bike of that vintage would have
brakes.
Hopefully he replaced the track fork with a road fork.

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