I found this bike at the Spring Carlisle yesterday. I don't know what it is, but a skiptooth balloon tire bike with a straight downtube ought to be interested either way, right? The seller (who also didn't know what it was, but was sure it was prewar) wanted $75, I offered $50, we agreed to $65. It seemed interesting at first, but I quickly found it wouldn't roll due the deformed tires hitting the fork. When we got back to the car, I couldn't really break it down readily, since a lot of the hardware was rusted. So, I was beginning to think buying it was a mistake. But, we made it fit (good thing for station wagons). Anyway, I got it home and started looking it over today. Here's what it looked like: Interesting sargent stripes on the fenders: Clearly, from the fender holes and dropout shape, it had a drop stand once. Too bad someone replaced it with a new-fangled kickstand... The bike has a New Departure Model D hub: And it had this headbadge taped to it: However, the impression on the head tube from the original badge is rectangular, not round. Plus, someone engrave "large tricycle" on the back of the Colson badge, so I'm sure that it's unrelated to the bike.