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Title: 1910 headstock
Post by: Geraldc on 16 May 2021 at 22:13
I am after information on a 1910/1911 frame .
What year was a cast  steering headstock fitted?
The frame is badly rusted and appears to have a fabricated headstock.
I have a casting that could be use to repair this.
Title: Re: 1910 headstock
Post by: cardan on 17 May 2021 at 12:43
Hi Gerald,

There were a few different arrangements for the steering head in the veteran years, before the triangulation of the top of the steering head disappeared. I'm not sure exactly how many or the exact detail of each, but the attached images might give some idea.

I assume your 1911 has an arrangement somewhat like the Model B shown below. There are a few different lugs used in this arrangement, and I suppose they are either stamped or forged steel, like many bicycle lugs of the period.

There was a new lug for the 1912 model, and yet another by 1914.

Does your frame and the potential donor part resemble any of these?

Cheers

Leon
Title: Re: 1910 headstock
Post by: Geraldc on 18 May 2021 at 10:16
The one I have is 1914 or later.
I might have to fabricate one.