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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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    Originally posted by joeprim

    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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