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Old 06-18-04, 04:22 PM
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Old single spped-pic

Here Is a pic of my dad riding a old single speed bicycle many years ago
note the two top tubes...I have never seen a bicycle like that at any garage sales
has anyone else see a bicycle like this?
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Old 06-18-04, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by chip
Here Is a pic of my dad riding a old single speed bicycle many years ago
note the two top tubes...I have never seen a bicycle like that at any garage sales
has anyone else see a bicycle like this?
note also the above bicycle was stolen and never resurfaced for 20yrs
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Old 06-18-04, 05:21 PM
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Could well be a Morley

Check out the three last images in the first row in this set http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/morley/

Some mexican made Benottos have them as well
http://www.benotto.com.mx/Principal/principal.html Look a the R28 model
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Originally Posted by cavit8
Could well be a Morley

Check out the three last images in the first row in this set http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/morley/

Some mexican made Benottos have them as well
http://www.benotto.com.mx/Principal/principal.html Look a the R28 model
A whole bunch of bicycles sold in India, China etc. have these fork reinforcements. Out there folks carry heavy stuff dangling from the handlebar. It is more like a add on / aftermarket stuff that can be retrofitted to commute bikes.
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Old 06-18-04, 11:00 PM
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Kona, IndyFab and Rock Lobster have all done singlespeeds like that at some stage. Obviously, that pic is juuusssst a little before their time *heh*
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Old 06-19-04, 05:36 AM
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Thanks for all the help now I know It's a Morley
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I sure liked the Morley catalog,I showed my dad the pics and catalog
and showed him It's one out of about three bikes like that ...that Morley manufactured
they all look similar hard to know exactly which one It was?
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I wouldn't be so sure it's a Morley unless your dad remembers that name. A good portion of the bicycles made, say, before 1940 look similar to that.
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No he doesn't remember the name he was just using someone elses bike at that time
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It'd be difficult to know the make from such a photo. That was a very common design prior to about 1930. More old catalogs can be found here:
http://www.nostalgic.net/
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