Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yellow Unknown early track racer

Pictures of an unidentified track racer.
BSA headset and chainset and other fittings.
Very interesting buildup of initials on the headtube(believed to be of the rider, not the builder)
very nice lugwork and cool seatcluster, with pins visible in the seattubes, that are left open.


Preston Grant said...

Hey Joel, That is a Wastyn sticker
on the seat tube, and the frame looks
like Wastyn work, either Oscar's
or his father Emil's. Not that the
sticker absolutely identifies this
frame as a Wastyn, but to me it sure
resembles one. I worked for Oscar for a few months in 1961 and saw
quite a few Wastyn frames, including
pre WWII ones. If you go to the
Wastyn website you will see that
red, white, and blue shield emblem.
Preston Grant

bikeville said...

the owner(eddie albert) and I discussed the wastyn sticker, but felt it was just added later, because the paint was probably not original. The headtube treatment is very unique, and must identify the builder, or at least who had their hands on it. the open end seat caps are kinda unique too, I know the Wastyn Paramounts either had ballend seatcaps or flat angular seatcaps later. maybe someone else has ideas??