Author Topic: Mystery Bicycle  (Read 560 times)


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Mystery Bicycle
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:56:51 pm »
I have this ladies bicycle that I know absolutely nothing about. I don't know how much of it is original, but I haven't done anything to it in the 15 years I've had it. It has non-standard wheel size and chain length. It has a lock on the steering that looks like a key hole and has AN296 stamped on it. The sprocket has curved tear drop shaped cut outs. The serial number is shorter that what I've seen on other bicycles and is stamped in four different places; on the gooseneck, handlebars, post that supports the seat, and on the underside of the pedal housing. Also, something unique, the different pieces of the frame are braised together with brass, and the piece that hold the wheel on is one whole piece and is flat. 
I love this bike, but I don't even know how old it is or who made it. I finally thought it was time to find out what it was. If you have one, or just know what it is and who made it and how old it is, I would really like to hear about it.

Serial Number: G1083
Front hub: Bendix Elmira N.Y. USA
Rear hub: New Departure Model D Made in USA
Wheels: Sun Metal 4-77
Cruiser brake: New Departure Brake
Pedals: Wald 7140 Pat. Nos. D-223074 3701289