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Old 01-11-10, 07:53 PM
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The hub will tell the date if original to the cycle.
The block lettering screams mid 1950s to mid 1960s.

A dump find in Boston?
Very likely. Turst me.
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Uh you can 'turst' me but I'd rather have you trust me.
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Finally got home yesterday (my 21st birthday) and got to see the new toy. I also had a few other nice things waiting for me:


This is the bike as found:




I'm not sure what happened to the paint here but it didn't buff out with a rag/Pedros Bike Lust. It is smooth and just looks milky. Any thoughts on what it is or how to get rid of it?

This is how it sits now after a half hour's cleaning and the addition of the new B66. All it needs now is some cork grips shellaced to match the saddle, a new SA shifter or just a new plastic cover and some metal clips to secure the sagging shift cable.



Slight pitting on the bars but the rust came off quite easily.

Also, the serial number on the BB shell appears to be 4356032, can anybody make sense of that?

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Very nice. I finally got my own English 3-speed, too, and I'm happy.

I don't know how to read serial numbers, but the font on the chainguard makes me thing 1960's. It's well preserved for its age.
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The brakes and front fork ends are also a good indicator of age. But I wouldn't think that 68/8 isn't correct, it looks like a mid/late 60s bike.
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It's missing the little plastic cover for the shifter, lots of bike co ops should have one, the ones here have piles.
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Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars

Also, the serial number on the BB shell appears to be 4356032, can anybody make sense of that?
Kurt, cudak888, has a serial number database: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?582787
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