Author Topic: c1890 Convertible Safety  (Read 309 times)

joe

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c1890 Convertible Safety
« on: April 24, 2020, 04:54:35 PM »
Here's another mystery bike for savvy Wheelmen.
Stoddard and Stover came to mind, but I'm not finding good results there.
Maybe Rudge?

Joe Breeze
Marin Museum of Bicycling

Jeff Kidder

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Re: c1890 Convertible Safety
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 09:39:06 PM »
It looks a lot like a 1889 Psycho. Catalog images and period ads are very close except do not show the curved brace at bottom of frame, but this could have been added after catalogs were printed. For 1889 they made a men's and ladies' versions which looked similar except men's had 30" wheels and ladies' had 29" wheels. 1890 version has a full curved dropped frame.

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Jeff Kidder

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Re: c1890 Convertible Safety
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 09:56:58 PM »
Psycho ad from April 12, 1889 issue of Bicycling World and LAW Bulletin:
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mike cates

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Re: c1890 Convertible Safety
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 04:19:14 PM »
1890 Starley Psycho Catalog models.
Mike Cates, CA.