Old bike, bolt-on rear triangle

Old bike, bolt-on rear triangle

Post by Default Use » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:42:43


Hiya
I'm looking for some info on an old bike i found at my local salvage yard.
It looks really old (1920-30's) with wide rims, leather saddle, drop bars
and seat stays which are secured by bolts at each end. Anyone got any idea
what it is and whether it may be worth something?

Chrres

BlueRoo

 
 
 

Old bike, bolt-on rear triangle

Post by Charle » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 20:51:55

Yea, try rec.bicycles.tech  That is where the experts in that area hang out.
We are just a bunch of adolescent, shaved leg anti-helmet pill popping Euro
pro wannabees.

Quote:
> Hiya
> I'm looking for some info on an old bike i found at my local salvage yard.
> It looks really old (1920-30's) with wide rims, leather saddle, drop bars
> and seat stays which are secured by bolts at each end. Anyone got any idea
> what it is and whether it may be worth something?

> Chrres

> BlueRoo


 
 
 

Old bike, bolt-on rear triangle

Post by Earl Bollinge » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 21:11:19


Quote:
> Hiya
> I'm looking for some info on an old bike i found at my local salvage yard.
> It looks really old (1920-30's) with wide rims, leather saddle, drop bars
> and seat stays which are secured by bolts at each end. Anyone got any idea
> what it is and whether it may be worth something?

> Chrres

> BlueRoo

Hard to tell without some pictures.
There could be several bikes like that.
Many of the old Raliegh Roadsters (which were copied by the Dutch, Chinese
Phoenix, and Indian Eastman companies) had  bolt on seatstays.
These were single speed or three speed bikes with a chaincase cover, the
removeable seatstay made it easier to put on a new one piece chain (no
masterlink) and or chain cover.
So you need to look for markings as to brand and serial numbers and such.

 
 
 

Old bike, bolt-on rear triangle

Post by M-gineerin » Wed, 26 Apr 2006 21:16:21

Quote:

> Hiya
> I'm looking for some info on an old bike i found at my local salvage yard.
> It looks really old (1920-30's) with wide rims, leather saddle, drop bars
> and seat stays which are secured by bolts at each end. Anyone got any idea
> what it is and whether it may be worth something?

> Chrres

> BlueRoo

could be anything. It's a pretty standard way to build a frame

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Old bike, bolt-on rear triangle

Post by Bill » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:18:18

Quote:

> Yea, try rec.bicycles.tech  That is where the experts in that area hang out.
> We are just a bunch of adolescent, shaved leg anti-helmet pill popping Euro
> pro wannabees.

> > BlueRoo

 Another option might be to try asking Sheldon Brown.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/contact.html
Bill C
 
 
 

Old bike, bolt-on rear triangle

Post by ray » Thu, 27 Apr 2006 07:17:48

Quote:

> Hiya
> I'm looking for some info on an old bike i found at my local salvage yard.
> It looks really old (1920-30's) with wide rims, leather saddle, drop bars
> and seat stays which are secured by bolts at each end. Anyone got any idea
> what it is and whether it may be worth something?

> Chrres

> BlueRoo

Possibly not that old, I had a three speed with a similar arrangement in
the late 1960s.
 
 
 

Old bike, bolt-on rear triangle

Post by Default Use » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 17:52:15

Thanks for the feedback, my camera's broken so no photo yet but I'll keep
plugging & try enigma that is Sheldon Brown

Cheers

BlueRoo


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>> > Yea, try rec.bicycles.tech  That is where the experts in that area hang
> out.
>> > We are just a bunch of adolescent, shaved leg anti-helmet pill popping
> Euro
>> > pro wannabees.

>> > > BlueRoo

>>  Another option might be to try asking Sheldon Brown.
>> http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/contact.html
>> Bill C

> Guess what, Sir Sheldon Brown hangs out in rec.bicycles.tech. He might be
> a
> lurker here on slow days though.