Author Topic: For Sale- 1881 American Star  (Read 3385 times)

colby

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Re: For Sale- 1881 American Star
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2019, 06:22:58 PM »
Ok so it's an 1883 not an 1881 im still happy about it

colby

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Re: For Sale- 1881 American Star
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2019, 01:16:15 PM »
What about the brake arm pivot mounted on the handle bar. OH, I must be mistaken maybe it is a fishing pole holder or an American Flag holder bracket or something else.

So, put on your big boy panties and bring it to Copake swap meet for the real collectors to critique it for you.

 ::) i got a $4,500 dollar offer yesterday don't need to go to copake to get "critiqued" and pay them 20% to sell my bike.

Brad Drexler

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Re: For Sale- 1881 American Star
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2019, 06:53:20 PM »
Colby it doesn't cost anything to sell your bike at the Copake swap meet. I believe they charge 10% to run it through the auction. If you have an offer for 4500 I would grab it and say thank you. Missing brakes, seat and who knows what else. Going to be expensive to make it right and rideable. If you are thinking about restoring it I wouldn't annoy Craig Allen to much because he's about the only one that can make the missing parts and get it right. He's done a bunch of them.

Wayne Batten

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Re: For Sale- 1881 American Star
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2019, 07:30:28 PM »
Here Here, Brad . This youngin


Carey Williams

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Re: For Sale- 1881 American Star
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2019, 03:31:38 PM »
Riveted spokes were only one the very first Star made by Smith ...with a 100% failure rate ....bikes were returned and  replacement wheels were  supplied.    Spokes on the conventional American Stars ..have a head at the rim and are threaded into the hub ...  ....later spokes same basic construction but thread into a captured nut that is within the hub ...   The side  frames on the 1881 and 2 are different also .. made from two pieces .... later going to a more solid single piece side frame,  your's is not 81 ..

Cheers Carey   

Kermit1950

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Re: For Sale- 1881 American Star
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2019, 10:22:21 AM »
Please send some pictures to pdw1088@comcast.net  Thank you

Kermit1950

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Re: For Sale- 1881 American Star
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2019, 04:20:58 PM »
Let's stop beating this guy up!!!!!!!!!!!!! He knows what he has been told and keep your opinions to yourself.... NOT a good way to get new members to join!!! If you don't like it move on!!!

David Brown

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Re: For Sale- 1881 American Star
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2019, 05:18:14 PM »
I totally agree move on.