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1900's Steel Men's Bcycle

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Antique lugged steel bicycle from the late 19th century.

1900's Steel Men's Bcycle

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This is an antique barn find bicycle.  This bike was most likely built in the later part of the 1890's or early 1900's.  Definitely a mystery bike.  The 28" wheels are not clad and are also broken.  No names can be found on the hubs as they are rusted.  The rear hub is a fixed gear with a small cog.  It also has a great peg on the axle thats perfect for hopping on the bike.  The blocked skiptooth chain is rusted and fairly stiff, but could be brought to life with some help.  The crank is a small diameter model with 5 arms.  Its a cotter pin style setup.  The pedals match and seem to be original.  They are a little rough but they spin.
The T- style seatpost is unique, but the most interesting feature of the bike is the frame itself - its a very small diameter setup.  The top-tube is 22.5mm diameter, seat tube and downtube are 1" tubes, headtube runs about 30mm.  The stem diameter is just under 19.5mm.  Stem and bars are 1 piece - very narrow tubes too.  The bike would have been a very upright and wippy ride.   Fun to try and we wish the rims were rideable.  The long seat stays have no brake bridge and would be a bit whippy too - and they are bolted to the seat lug.  The seatstay bolt also is used as the seatpost binder bolt.

The grips were cork, but are now rotted away to nothing.  Only a bit remains. 

The bike is lugged, which is unique, and also has a crowned fork.

Original color?  other than rust?  Probably black.
Measurements:
Seat Tube - 24"
Top Tube 22"

Serial #not found
Reference #24292

Additional Information

Manufacturer N/A
Color Black
Country of Origin No
Used or New Used
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