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'sup /n/. Out driving to the beach today and I found this
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'sup /n/. Out driving to the beach today and I found this guy in someone's trash.

HOLY SHIT ROD BRAKES

This is 1930s vintage, right? The tires and seat are probably from the '70s but the rest of the bike is in pretty good shape.
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sweet find OP

As for age, the easiest way to figure that out will be to find the date stamp on the hub.
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>>975482

Says AW-8. No other codes/numbers on the hub. That means 1938?
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So any tips for biking with rod brakes?
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>>975810
Don't
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>>975476
Such a beautiful bike too. I'm jealous. I hope you put in some tlc and make it great again
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>>975814
Fortune favors the bold, m80
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>>975476
That looks like a late 30's/early 40's Smithy Diameter. Worth quite a bit nowadays.
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>>975835
I'd say it looks like a Phillips City Model.
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Tires are new enough to still have the fingers, so I aired it up, oiled everything, and took it for a spin. I feel silly riding the thing but it's a lot of fun.

Seat's horrible though. I'm correct about that being a '50s-60s seat, right? Imma grab a cheap leather saddle off eBay to complete the look.
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>>976810
Don't feel silly. Enjoy the ride. It looks well for its age and probably rides well.

Service the bearings and let it do what its supposed to do. It will give you lots of nice memories and if you are fed up with it at some point you can give it away as a gift to an enthusiast or sell it.
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>>976977

I mean it's too small for me. A 6' American man riding a bike built for prewar English women isn't the most ergonomic situation.
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Cheap chinese saddle ordered. Bike's pending cleaning the hubs out.
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