Identifying a bike

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Guest, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Not sure if this is the place for it, if not feel free to move this one....
    I got a bike today, for a real good price- free.

    It has a diamond frame configuration, lugged at the "joints", 26" wheels that are white (appears to be factory paint) that have skinny tires (not balloon).

    The guy who gave it to me said he got it from an uncle of his who had it for years and he seems to think it's 50 years old.

    Now having said all that, I will say I doubt the last part, simply because under the broom painted flat black paint I found some metalic blue paint and what was left of a nameplate that I could only make out the words "New York". [​IMG]

    Is there any way to find out how old it is, or who made it.

    I don't think my engine will work on my Wal-Mart "Next" Monterey cruiser, which is all aluminum.

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The bike-[​IMG]
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well, it was free....I have restored much uglier items.
    Let me know if I can post any other photos that may help.
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    skip-tooth sprocket/chain?
  5. It strikes me as very 70's. It doesn't look to have a 1" pitch chain or rear wheel adjusters and the one piece crank and chain wheel make me think American type, like sears, jc penney, ect. Everything looks pretty good and has a nice vintage looking rear rack. Throw on a leather saddle, some vintage bars, a nice coat of paint, an engine and you'll have yourself a classy motor bike. Any pictures of the dropout?
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Sorry, what's a "drop out"?

    The rack is home-made from aluminum and rivets.

    Nt a skip tooth, regular sprocket/chain.

    It's ridable, just not pretty.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks guys.

    Mrs. Joe says "it looks like the bike that the wicked witch of the west rode in "The Wizard of OZ"..... :lol:
  8. The dropout is the flat sheet of metal between the frame tubes and the rear wheel.
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Can you tell I don't know much about the bike parts of "motored bikes"?

    The drop out looks like the average bike, where the wheel slides forward and at an angle to be removed.
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Update- After removing pounds of I found the remains of a decal on the side that says "Ross EUROPIA".
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    This build is nearly done...I got a set of heavy-er wheels to replace the extremely light wheels that were on the bike. I've painted it as well.

    Pictures in the next day or two.

    You may not recognize her in her new "disguise".

  12. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    That looks almost identical to my Sears & Roebuck that I just bought.
    The frame height is 32" from the ground to the top bar and with the seat extended to the maximum it was 47" from the graound to the top of the seat.
    Perfect bike for Augie!