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Old 11-20-20, 10:53 AM
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Really, really vintage!

From time to time I've posted pics of vintage bikes that my friend has renovated.
His latest project was an 1897 Crescent, that he was getting ready to ship.
The oil lamp was very cool, as was the unique pump, as was...well...everything!

Samples of his previous work can be found here.








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Old 11-20-20, 10:57 AM
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Two things continue to amaze me:
1) that bikes from this era even exist, and
2) that he is able to exactly replicate what they looked like!





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that's more of a piece of art really!
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Impressive, to say the least!
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
that's more of a piece of art really!
Although rideable, I'm pretty sure most buyers don't.
Interestingly, most of my friend's restorations were bought by the same collector, over in Scandavia somewhere.

This one he sold to a guy with a museum in WA, but who's currently stuck in Croatia due to the pandemic!
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That is fabulous. Great work.
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These turn-of-the-century bikes are really fascinating! We can recognize them as nearly the same as conventional bikes, but the details are all different. Very interesting stuff!
A local fellow, ... Marty Potts, I think... had a couple that were on display at the local museum for a while. The orange one is newly refurbished, but the tandem has a bit of patina.
The tandem is considered to be a "sociable" tandem, as the gentleman rides in the back and steers, while the lady rides in the front.
Another cool detail is the curved cranks, which are supposed to flex a bit under pressure, offering a longer effective crank length. Is it better?? Who knows!



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Originally Posted by 67tony View Post
The oil lamp was very cool,
Well, that settles it... I know what my bike light is going to be!
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