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Old 07-28-19, 08:18 PM
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Glenwood Barn Find

My bike scout found an old skip tooth bike in a barn and sent me pics. The bike is intact. Could this possibly be something from the clubman/path racer era? Obviously missing the drop bars as such, Has anyone heard of Glenwood?

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This could get interesting. 😎
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Those appear to be 28" wooden rims, which would make it from the 20's, possibly the teens.
I wonder what's in the pouch?
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Is that a fixed-gear? I don't see a coaster brake arm down there.
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I wonder what's in the pouch?
I like the way you think!
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Those handle bars look original to the bike. +1 on the interesting!
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Very cool!
The only thing I could find was this list:
Bicycle Brands - The Wheelmen

Glenwood is listed as distributed by Charles J. Godfrey, if I'm reading the chart right. Active 1898.
Who knows if it's the same as your barn find.
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Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
Very cool!
The only thing I could find was this list:
Bicycle Brands - The Wheelmen

Glenwood is listed as distributed by Charles J. Godfrey, if I'm reading the chart right. Active 1898.
Who knows if it's the same as your barn find.
Yes, thatís a strong possibility when looking at the era crank arms and pedals. This bike was sold only for one year under that label. The list on Wheelmen really gives the story of what the bike boom looked like. Iím searching for American Pickers episodes where Mike Wolfe had picked one. The owner has had this in an old barn and will be approached to see if he will sell it. Crazy find.
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
Is that a fixed-gear? I don't see a coaster brake arm down there.
Yes, fixed gear. No evidence of coaster brake or mounting calipers on fork.

The best part of this is the chain. Chains were not industry standard in the skip tooth era.
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Very likely I will (by blessing and grace of a great friend) have this by the fall months for a winter project. This one is a keeper and completely off my radar for acquisitions. Pray for my patience
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
. Pray for my patience
LOL. 😁 Good luck in the acquisition process. 👍
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LOL. 😁 Good luck in the acquisition process. 👍
Thanx!
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snip...... This one is a keeper and completely off my radar for acquisitions. Pray for my patience
Isn't there a scripture verse warning against asking for Patience in payers? Something about receiving tribulation in its place.....

Just thought you might know, Ryp .

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Isn't there a scripture verse warning against asking for Patience in payers? Something about receiving tribulation in its place.....

Just thought you might know, Ryp .

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I trust it will be worth it.

Good to see you, brother.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
I trust it will be worth it.

Good to see you, brother.
I just could not resist poking at you a little, but I do hope that He doesn't reward you with a flat plague.

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I just could not resist poking at you a little, but I do hope that He doesn't reward you with a flat plague.

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God forbid!
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God forbid!
Man, the theologians will have a field day with that one......

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Meh. Fork's bent.


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Meh. Fork's bent.


Thatís a cool, beautiful, piece of bicycle history. Good luck on your restoration!
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Thatís a cool, beautiful, piece of bicycle history. Good luck on your restoration!
Thanks! Weíll see how the acquisition goes.
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So my wife and a very special friend arranged to have this bike under the tree for me tonight. I am still in a state of shock. I had all but written off the thought of getting this bike.

Fully intact, true barn find, 1898 Glenwood.




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Merry Christmas! looks like Santa has been good to you. Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by Hudson308 View Post
Those appear to be 28" wooden rims, which would make it from the 20's, possibly the teens.
I wonder what's in the pouch?
Monkey wrench with patent date of Nov 18, 1900
Tire pump
pouch is in excellent condition

My guess is someone was serious enough to be equipped with patch repair in the event of being far from home.


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Close up pics of the rims? Do they still look to be rideable?

I've never seen wooden rims in real life!

It would be a pretty fun carpentry project to build wooden rims!
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