After looking at the pictures, and noting that the Dick Power bike is indeed drilled for a brake, I keep thinking it would be ideal if kitted out with an old steel Universal sidepull. Then you could ride it in full wool, tubulars wrapped around your shoulders, bottle cage mounted on the stem ... and be the ultimate old-style hard guy ....
>I recently got a vintage track bike with a name that may offend some computers.
>Headtube decal reads: Dick Power - Racing Bicycles and Equipment -
>Sunnyside, Long Island.
>Downtube decal is mostly scratched but has same shape and style as Alvin
>Pictures and description at http://www.bikecult.com/
>Anyone heard of this? My guess it was made c.1930-40.
>Bike Works NYC