Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by DoubleL, Aug 18, 2014.
recently pulled from a shed. more photos to help ID it. Any help appreciated.
Freed up the goose neck and the crank bearings. Might be able to rebuild it. (?)
Man that has a lot of rake to it. I have no clue, but maybe post some detail shots of that compass like chainring and also the different frame joints. That should help the experts.
What is it? REALLY old is what it is. I think.
Your old frame has a lot of features that are consistent with late 1890s to early 1900s frames. The crank/sprocket set up look very close to my 1890s Pierce. Is the frame lugged? That was not a common feature in that time period at least on US made bikes and might mean is is not that early. I sent you a PM.
I just looked through some more of my reference material and I see that Sterling had a very thin lug on their late 1890's frames, but the cranks and rear drop outs were quite a bit different than what you have. Could be from that time frame.
After some cleanng and sanding off some rust I have found some thin lugging and pretty poor (sloppy) brazing. I will post more photos this evening... Pedals come off from a square allen wrench like opening on end of threaded pedal rod and not from a traditional outside for placement of wrench.
After considerable screwing around I finally got the seat post removed.
Very cool! Are they oil ports into the bottom bracket?
oil ports...yes. adding a better photo of it.
The lugged frame is visible.
Early method of attaching pedals to crank. I used power-blaster penetrant and also used a torch to attempt removal but it preferred to stay attached. Pedals turn freely and will stay with the frame. I ground down a perfectly good 1/4 inch ratchet extension to fit the square hole to no avail. I just twisted off the tip of the ground tool.
That would be the first patent version of the "lefty" fork xD
cranks look somewhat Dayton to me..
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