FA Baker was a bike parts distributor. Sam retired to Florida about 10 years ago. He recently passed away. He was the nicest, straightest talking guy in the bike biz for so many years.
Can you send a photo to me direct?
Tom Martin Oakland CA
-----Original Message----- From: ruralrouteSC [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 6:53 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [CR]Queen City racing? bicycle
Has anyone ever heard of a "Queen City" brand bicycle? I cannot find a reference for it online. My Dad bought this bike at an auction in the early 1960's and I recently plucked it out of his attic. It was old when he bought it - I'm guessing it might be from the 20's or 30's??? Supposedly, it is a racing bicycle. I have attached a photo in hopes that the list will allow attachments. If not, reply back to me and I will send one. I would love to know some of the history of this bicycle. Does anyone know where to find the solid rubber tires to fit an old bike like this?
The name on the brass plate on front is \u201cQueen City\u201d F.A. Baker Co., New York. The seat is a \u201cPersons\u201d seat \u2013 I\u2019ve seen those before..think they still are in existence? The seat nameplate is also in brass. The inside of the rims are lined with wood. There are no brakes and no gears.
Thanks for any information!