This bike showed up on Kijiji, Toronto today at a very reasonable $35.00.
Listed as an on old English bicycle, it’s actually from India and would be the good basis for a vintage Path Racer.
28″ wheels, rod and lever brakes, drop bars and a double top tube!
I’ve done a little more work to my Eastman built Windsor Winchester Path Racer.
It’s certainly an attractive bike to look at but not the most comfortable one to ride.
It does have a strange geometry to it.
I do recommend these pedals as they are a good size (large) and are real rubber. Some of the other vintage style pedals are hard plastic.
I had another one of these bikes that I’d salvaged some parts from. I sold it yesterday to a guy from St. Catherines that plans to use it as the basis for a WW1 repro bicycle to use in military re-enactment shows.
I’ve asked him to send me photos of the progress so we’ll see how that turns out.