MISC:    Info on Joe's 50 Year Chicago Flyer posted by: Reed on 11/9/2007 at 9:38:42 AM
I have an old boy's bicycle with a front plate that may be brass and reads:

EST 1919
(Next there is what appears to be an engraving of a bicycle wheel)
Joe's (in script)
50 YEAR
CHICAGO FLYER
(Next there is an engraving of a streamlined train)
(The next engraving shows a six-gun, Cowboy's head, & another six-gun)
(Then in smaller letters it has:)
JOE'S AUTO
CYCLE SUPPLY
3851 OGDEN AVE.
CHICAGO USA
The bike has wood rims. Can someone tell me how old this bike is and the value.
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   RE:MISC:    Info on Joe's 50 Year Chicago Flyer posted by ken on 11/12/2007 at 11:30:12 AM
Reed, please explain why your post looks exactly like this oldroads archive:
http://oldroads.com/arch/FSW2000_7_3110_42_28_AM.html
Imagine my surprise when I googled 'Joe's Auto Cycle Supply Chicago Bicycle' and this archive was the top hit. If it's not some obscure scam, what?
As far as the bike goes, The wheelmen
http://www.thewheelmen.org/
show a Chicago Flyer made by Winnie Machine Works
http://www.owwm.com/MfgIndex/Detail.asp?ID=905
which (the machine works) could have been 50 years old around 1923.

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   RE:MISC:    Info on Joe's 50 Year Chicago Flyer posted by Reed on 11/14/2007 at 8:09:16 AM
Ken: Seen a query in a "old" listing from several years ago and copied and added ( please note: my remark about the wooden rims ). I have the bicycle in hand. Thanks, Reed
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   RE:RE:MISC:    Info on Joe's 50 Year Chicago Flyer posted by ken on 11/15/2007 at 2:45:47 PM
Reed, thanks for your reply. Sorry I was over-suspicious.
It sounds like an interesting machine and I hope you will have photos to share. I also hope the group here can help with your search. Have you contacted the Wheelmen?
I was impressed that the antique machine guys listed the machine company as the bike's manufacturer. Did you get anything from that link?
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   RE:MISC:    Info on Joe's 50 Year Chicago Flyer posted by Reed on 11/15/2007 at 3:25:21 PM
No problem Ken, yes have reviewed Wheelmen site with no success.I have several pics to share, but whom do I sent to?
via e-mail. Reed
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FOR SALE:   Roy Cooper Bike posted by: Paula Burton on 11/8/2007 at 12:41:10 PM
Hello, I have a bike for sale but am unsure what to ask for it. The only info. I have is it was built in Stockport, England; manufactured in Great Britain; Patent# 5822-62 1489-63; Design# 905.278 905.277

Thanks for any insight-
Paula
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