Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mystery veteran path racer

This rather lovely unrestored sloping tubed racer has recently joined the stable. I haven't yet managed to identify the manufacturer. If anyone out there can offer any ideas then please get in touch.The fork crown is fairly distinctive and the frame number appears to be 26968. I'm guessing it is from around the period just before the Great War. It rides on 26 inch wheels. The mudguard and front brake appear to be later additions and judging by the massive 56 tooth chainring I'm guessing that originally it was a track racer. The cycle will be serviced but otherwise stay exactly as it is. I'd love to take it out on a track with a period pacer. Anyone out there got one and wants to volunteer?

Mystery pre- WW1 track bike.

Fork crown might give a clue as to identity?

Rear triangle to seat tube join could also help identify?

Nice bend on the drop bars and a home fabricated front brake.

Giant 56 tooth chainring.

Pretty much ready to hit a velodrome once more.

Looks like frame number 26968.

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