1906? Peerless? Pattee? Indian? Orient???
I bought this bike as a frameset, frame, fork, headset, and cranks, from The U and I Trading Post in San Anselmo California in 1982. Since then I have added the wheels which have 28 inch wood rims and and a Corbin coaster brake,
the front hub, which may be a Thor,
the pedals, and chain,
and the hadlebar with stem and headlight.
I don't think that the handlebars are correct. I got them off of another bike, which they were not correct on either. If you can identify this handlebar and stem, please email me. This bike should probably have one of the bars featured on the next two images.
The only identifying mark on the bike "STANDARD", is on the crank arm.
That was the only way that I could identify the bike, until I got a copy of the 1906 Jos. Strauss catalog, which shows a Peerless Roadster which came equipped with a Fauber Standard crank, see the picture below. The cranks are also for sale in the catalog separately. So it is possible that my cranks were added to my frame later, or they could have been original equipment.
The Peerless Roadster also has a seat post, like mine, which expands inside the seat tube. Other companies during this period used this type of seatpost as well as Fauber cranks.
Another clue to what kind of bike this is is the paint job. It appears to have originally been black with a white head tube and spears, what is unusual is that the bottom bracket is white and has spears also, and that the top plate of the fork crown is nickel plated. The Peerless shown above, does not have the same paint job, nor does it have a nickel plated fork crown. It is also a heavy duty model with tubing slightly larger than mine. It is possible that my bike is a Peerless, but a higher end model than the one above, it could also be a different year.If you can help identify this bike, or you have parts for it, Kelly Bars, or a saddle,
please email me email@example.com
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