Awesome beast! 1898 Waltham Orient 5 Rider Tandem Pace Racer Bicycle Original Condition
1898 Waltham Orient 5 Rider Tandem Pace Racer Bicycle Original Condition | eBay
You are viewing an 1898 Waltham Orient 5 Rider Tandem Pace Racer Bicycle. This recent barn-find that was purchased at an early Hershey meet in the 60's. The serial number is 21008. The bike finish has one red or maroon finish over the original black. The front emblem is in excellent condition. This amazing bike has a most unusual chain design. There is a story of a team of five athletics from UCLA that rode an antique Waltham Pacer from California to Florida. This was in the 50's and this would explain the non-original pieces. The hubs and sprocket are original on the rear wheel. The rim appears to be typical of the 26 inch Whizzer. There are several non-original parts on the bike and I am not the expert so you must rely on the images for this determination or email with concerns.
The following was an excerpt from the book "Collecting and Restoring the Antique Bicycle, "In the course of an event the solo rider would cycle wheel to wheel with his pacers. A star rider would expect five or six changes of pacing team in the course of a mile record attempt, each change-over to be executed with the greatest of skill".
This item will need to be professionally crated. Our local crating and shipping company is Orange County Crating. This crate will be approximately 14 feet long, 3 feet wide and 4 feet tall. The bike and crate will weigh approximately 200 pounds. This item will be shipped from Orange, California 92867.