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Posted 5 years ago


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I love this bike! But have no idea of it's origin.
I know a collector/restorer and he has no ideas as to the origin or manufacturer. It's all aluminum. The joints are a harder material, maybe just heavy duty aluminum.
> > Dimensions:
> > Height: 28.5 from ground to the top of the neck at handle bars
> > Length: 45.5 front end of end of front tire to the end of the rear tire
> > Solid Goodyear tire size: 16 X1.25
> > The fittings where the tubes joined do have seems (are poured) and top and bottom tubes are riveted to these joints. This bike isn't home made.
>> Belt drive.
>> Disc wheels (riveted) Both front and back had red painted stripes.
No badge, no serial number.
Any ideas of the manufacturer??? Value??
Did I mention, I love this bike??

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 5 years ago
    This bike looks like the institutional bikes that many nursery schools/ schools had probably starting mid-century, possibly still using today. I've never seen a two wheeler, buy my kid's day care center had trikes & trike wagons like this in the 80s. I'll look around online and see what I can find, but that's what this looks like to me.
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Wow! Love this : )
  3. Gman Gman, 5 years ago
    Hi, thanks for all the positive feedback. I'm glad to see other people think it's cool too. I did look at Anthony Brothers, aluminum trikes from the late 40's early 50's and see a similarity with one of the bikes with what looks to be the same seat. The hunt goes on though.
  4. Gman Gman, 5 years ago
    Went on ebay and found a bike by HAFCO from the 30's with a belt drive. The seat and pedals look familiar...

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