Posted by: Bob TITLE: AGE / VALUE: Is it collectable
I found a bike that has a Sterling head badge & on seat down tube has Harley Davidson, I was told the year was 1915 - 25. The bike is original paint, needs cleaned & waxed. No horn tank or light. Rims are orig. but painted silver, fenders are great no dings or rust. I can buy this bike, is there any place I might find approx. value. This person also has a matching girls bike in like condition.
Thanks in advance; Bob
Posted by Vickie
I have an 1919 Harley Davidson Bicycle, not in good shape it is missing the front tire. It has Harley Davidson on the chain drive? and by the handle bars. I was wondering what it is worth.
Posted by kim
If it said "Indian" I~d give it more credibility.
Indian motorcycles and bicycles were made in Massachusetts where Sterlings (and Columbias and Westfields) were made.
Posted by John M.
There is some further info available at www.firstflightbikes.com . Go to bike history and click on
Dayton. Hope this helps.
Posted by Brian
It is possible that the bike was sold by a HD dealer and they put that decal on it. Like Gordon said a genuine Harley Davidson bicycle, 1917-1921, would have a headbadge with Harley Davidson on it. Most HD bicycles had the HD chainrings except for some ladies and childrens models. Only the 1919 HD had a tank, others may have had an after market tank.
Posted by Gordon
Sounds a little fishy to me. The few Harley bikes I~ve seen had a Harley Davidson headbadge and the letters "HD" cut into the chain ring 3 times. The were made by the Davis Sewing Machine Company. Is the lettering on the down tube painted or a decal? It is unlikely that any bike that early would have a decal. (My opinion.)
All bicycle content (c)2021 Menotomy Vintage Bicycles