Early Track Bike?

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by us56456712, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. RustyGold

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    Not that anyone else got stuck in this rabbit hole...but, the fork, at least, is definitely not Davis/Dayton-built...nor do I think it is a Shelby fork.

    This, however, is a 'Shelby-built Davis'...note the sweetheart chainring with drive pin in heart and triangles instead of later Shelby teardrops...
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    I think I'm just muddying things up. Close up pics of dropouts, chainstay, seatstay, and tubing joints may help.

    Was there any serial under the bottom bracket?
     
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    Pictures of frame
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    I decided to paint it as all that remained of the original paint was rust. I acid dipped it and the fork was nickel plated. Its all flaking off as it did on the rest of the nickel plated parts. I hope this helps?
     
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    I think that's it.
     
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    Wow! the crank bearings are righty thighty both sides. Is that because it has a fixed gear? French bikes had cranks like that but I thought that was because they wanted them to tighten up when they were riding in reverse retreating? The pedals are righty thighty, righty loosely so that's OK. One of the crank bearing races on the crank was cracked and separated all the way to the threads on one side so I think someone turned it wrong and broke it installing it. It was ridden like that for who knows how long. The treads are a little messed but still work. The crank bearings and cups are different inside but the diameter is the same as modern ones so those will be replaced as they are worn out. The headset is OK. I hope I can use the original crank.
     
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