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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:57 pm 
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I collect 19th and early 20th road/racers. Anyone else on here collect the early bikes? Here is a crate that was owned by racer Will Stinston, he raced for G & J Rambler for one year only, 1900; the Red Wing was also owned by him.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:20 pm 
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Nice. Retrobike isn't really a dedicated site for turn of the century bikes. Occasionally a few
get posted, and many people appreciate them. Personally I enjoy looking at the engineering
quality.

PS: Love the bike "box". Checking that in at JFK to go on a Spanish training camp would be amusing.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:29 pm 
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Woz wrote:
Nice. Retrobike isn't really a dedicated site for turn of the century bikes. Occasionally a few
get posted, and many people appreciate them.

PS: Love the bike "box". Checking that in at JFK to go on a Spanish training camp would be amusing.


Thanks for the reply, yes the box is a beast; it is designed to hold three bikes. I unloaded by myself, with the right dollies it wasn't so bad.


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Hi, that is nice, I think most people here appreciate history and an attractive bike regardless of age, so thanks for showing it. It is the original travel box that steals the screen, wow, how rare is that - museum stuff indeed. Thanks Terry.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:05 pm 
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Thank you for your kind words Terry. Not many of these boxes survived; back in the day every racer who did travelled would have had one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:08 pm 
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Just mentioning that more pictures of this bike would be interesting - especially the headset as it appears
to have integrated bearings in the head-tube.

If you are bored during lockdown and have time to kill, you are welcome to read up on my very very very
"thorn in the side" turn of the century road bike journey:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:38 am 
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The wooden bike box itself I’d hazard a guess would be more valuable than the bike itself as that is so rare especially in that condition! Very nice :)


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Does the interior of the box have any special features eg straps etc. It would be interesting to compare this bike box with those of today.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:22 pm 
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Nob wrote:
The wooden bike box itself I’d hazard a guess would be more valuable than the bike itself as that is so rare especially in that condition! Very nice :)

Thank you, yes the box is extremely special because it belonged to Will Stinson who was a major noter at that time.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:30 pm 
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greencat wrote:
Does the interior of the box have any special features eg straps etc. It would be interesting to compare this box box with those of today.


Yes, there are wood braces on either end with slots to accept the bicycles' wheels. There are also leather belting to bind the bikes in place and a canvas side pocket. Besides the Red Wing, there was also Gormley & Jefferies Rambler kit: bottom bracket cassette, cranks, five racing chain rings, block chains, and a saddle with Stinson's initials.


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