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1920's Oscar Wastyn Special

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Oscar Wastyn Special, 58cm, 1920's

Chater-Lea

Chater-Lea

Lobdell wood rims with Chater-Lea Hubs

Lobdell wood rims with Chater-Lea Hubs

Chater-Lea

Meilluer

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Skiptooth Chater-Lea

Made in the USA

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If you rename your image

with letters and numbers no one else has, we will be able to take a better look at your bike. I'm in the process of building up an old mystery track bike with Chater-Lea stuff also. Is yours skiptooth?

Skiptooth indeed

Skiptooth indeed

What about it makes you

What about it makes you think it's from the late 1920's?

From all the research I've

From all the research I've done on Chater Lea components and lobdell rims, it points to the late 20's. A friend of mine who is fairly knowledgable on Chater Lea, thinks it's a 1928.

It's quite a beautiful bike.

It's quite a beautiful bike. I defer to you and your friend regarding Chater Lea parts and Lobdell rims. I do know that hubs, though not specifically Chater Lea hubs, still had oiler ports into the early- to mid-1930's. I guess the next question is, are the parts consistent with the age of the frame? I gather the saddle has been replaced as it doesn't look as old and worn out as I'd expect for a bike of that age. If I were you, I would ask the folks on Flickr for help. There are a couple of large vintage bike groups there with members who could probably identify your frame.

All parts seem to match. The

All parts seem to match. The gentleman I got the bike from had this bike in his house for 25years, and the man he got it from had it inside as well. That helps with preserving things a bit.

Agreed. I'm just saying I

Agreed. I'm just saying I would expect an original saddle to look as worn out as the other parts. I have a bike from around 1930 and its saddle really does look its age.



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