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Posted by: Scott TITLE: BALLOON:   dating my frame
Ok I~ve got a tough one for you. I have (I think) a pre war Dayton. it has rear drop outs not fish hooks also not the larger dial your ride type rear drop outs (this is why I assumed pre war). the seat post is what gets me. it has the "L" shaped pre war type post but at the point where it goes into the frame it steps up to the regular post war size. It has not been altered. and it is a solid piece(it weighs a few pounds!!!). it also has a post war size and type clamp. most of the other pre war Daytons I have seen have lugs brazed to the frame. I~m still guessing that they went to this setup right before going with the later straight post setup. the question is when? also I have yet to find any serial # on this bike at all!! someone please help.
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Posted by Scott
I just noticed another thing about this bike. the little brace where you attach the fender at the top right behind the seat is not straight like the older Daytons I~ve seen it~s curved like most newer bikes (like a single speed Schwinn middleweight has) and fits the contour of the fender. thanx
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