Here we have an incredible item and one that I'm loathed to let go of. An extremely rare antique wood framed bicycle, late Victorian. Has a Wrights leather saddle, 28 inch wheels and tyres, These look the part but appear to be more recent than the rest of the bike. Unsure of the bike's manufacture, possibly ALLWOOD or CHILION..
There is a headtube badge, but it's illegible. In amazing overall condition, I can't see any splits in the wood presumably hickory?
From the middle of the bottom bracket to the top of the top tube is a tiny bit under 23", top tube length (middle of seatpost to middle of headtube) is 22". The rims are steel, are true and run really well at the hub. Tyres are 1 1/2 wide. I've pumped the tyres up, 20 hours later they're still at the same pressure. As far as I can see It could be riden away!
One handlebar grip has split. Wrights saddle in great condition, would benefit from feeding/treating. Has a tiny, rather cute little sprung capped grease port on the bottom bracket! The photos don't do it justice, it's completely stunning. I may take it outside snd get some better photos if the sun ever decides to show it's face again!
An incredibly, staggeringly rare bike, I've been into vintage bikes for many decades, having collected Raleigh Choppers, Balloon tyre bikes and Schwinn Crates, but I've never seen this bike before, I've looked for many hours online and I can't find another exactly the same, possibly the only one left! Please study the photos as they provide the best description. Collection or local drop off around North Wales is an option but drop off is by prior arrangement only. Feel free to make a sensible offer!Please look at my other listings for some other interesting/rare bits! If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact me. I will get back to you as soon as i can tho. All items are from a pet and smoke free home! The item "EXTREMELY RARE SCARCE ANTIQUE/VINTAGE WOOD FRAME BIKE BICYCLE. ALLWOOD/CHILION" is in sale since Thursday, December 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes". The seller is "fluffmaster3000" and is located in Pwllheli. This item can be shipped worldwide.