What is this bike?

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It's got a Snyder chain wheel. The holes in the head tube are around the circumference, like Snyder. It's got steel clad 28 x 1 1/2 wood single tube tires and rims. It was nickel plated but most of it is gone. It had a fancy fluted black painted design with gold pin striping on the head tube and tubes connected to the head tube. They came off in cleaning. The paint was all dried out and checked and came off very easily. Could this have been a motorbike? No evidence it ever had truss rods, but how much is original? Anyone know what bike this is?
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Snyder-Rollfast did have forged crown forks earlier 28" era, and often the bolted-on style truss rods.
At one time the star chain ring was used on models with less deluxe accent paint, with other than "Rollfast" ball-bearing style head badges, (but the paint and badge are already gone anyway).
 
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Snyder-Rollfast did have forged crown forks earlier 28" era, and often the bolted-on style truss rods.
At one time the star chain ring was used on models with less deluxe accent paint, with other than "Rollfast" ball-bearing style head badges, (but the paint and badge are already gone anyway).
Thanks. The frame and fork were nickel plated originally and it has a forged crown fork. The paint was fancy, black waves with gold pin striping. The steel clad wheels were nickel plated as were the spokes. It's almost all tarnished or rusted off. It must have been some bike. It's so old that probably most parts have been replaced, so the chain wheel could be a replacement. The pedals were mismatched, a mans and woman but I replaced the woman with the proper one. Are you thinking that it might be a Snyder?
 
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