Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

New guy from NH

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

New guy from NH

Old 09-29-19, 11:45 AM
  #1  
Str8ayt51
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
New guy from NH

Hello, this is my first post in the C&V forum. I have recently rescued an old bike from the scrap metal pile at the dump. Through some online research I have found little to no information on it. What I know is that it's a 1936 or 37 New Imperial Model N gentleman's roadster. The company made motorcycles and bicycles and closed it's doors in 1939. I've found no photos online, auction sales on eBay, or any documentation. Aside from a short summary on Wikipedia. My curiosity as to it's rarity is pretty intense.
So does anyone here have any knowledge regarding this manufacturer or the bicycle itself? I thank any and all input!
Str8ayt51 is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 01:00 PM
  #2  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 26,087

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 125 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1428 Post(s)
Liked 168 Times in 116 Posts
Welcome to the forums. Cool looking bike.





OH it is English.

__________________
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 02:34 PM
  #3  
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Posts: 11,290

Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)

Mentioned: 90 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 511 Post(s)
Liked 72 Times in 52 Posts
That is a very classy looking English 3 speed. I'm so sorry I can't assist more.

I can, however, say welcome to Classic and Vintage from another NH resident. In the first picture I thought you might have found it at the New London Stump Dump, where I pick up a good find from time to time. But I realized the sheds don't quite match. I spied this Norman Western Flyer there a couple of weeks ago but left it for others to adopt. Where in NH are you located?

__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 02:58 PM
  #4  
Str8ayt51
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am from Danbury, 15 minutes from Newfound lake.
Str8ayt51 is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 03:12 PM
  #5  
ryansu 
Ride.Smile.Repeat
 
ryansu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 2,338

Bikes: 2009 Handsome Devil, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, Former bikes; 1986 Miyata Trail Runner, 1979 Miyata 912, 2011 VO Rando, 1999 Cannondale R800, 2012 Soma Smoothie, 1986 Schwinn Passage

Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 617 Post(s)
Liked 216 Times in 167 Posts
Welcome to the forums you may find some of Sheldon Brown's info on English 3 speeds to helpful
ryansu is online now  
Old 09-29-19, 03:22 PM
  #6  
FBOATSB 
Senior Member
 
FBOATSB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 1,616

Bikes: Old Schwinns

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 596 Post(s)
Liked 32 Times in 25 Posts
Welcome Str8ayt51, your prewar English 3 speed is very cool but they all look alike to me! Have you checked in with these gents? https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...-3-speeds.html
They could probably offer a lot of info.
FBOATSB is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 05:43 PM
  #7  
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Posts: 11,290

Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)

Mentioned: 90 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 511 Post(s)
Liked 72 Times in 52 Posts
Originally Posted by Str8ayt51 View Post
I am from Danbury, 15 minutes from Newfound lake.
How far from "Hippie Hill?" I'm about 10 miles south of that famous landmark via the Northern Rail Trail.

__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 05:45 PM
  #8  
Str8ayt51
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's right by me. I live next to the church. Hahaha.
Str8ayt51 is offline  
Old 09-30-19, 04:29 AM
  #9  
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Posts: 11,290

Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)

Mentioned: 90 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 511 Post(s)
Liked 72 Times in 52 Posts
Originally Posted by Str8ayt51 View Post
That's right by me. I live next to the church. Hahaha.
Ever ride the Rail Trail? I wonder if we've ever passed each other?
__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline  
Old 09-30-19, 06:02 AM
  #10  
Str8ayt51
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got the rail trail whenever I get a chance. It's entirely possible we've crossed paths on the trail!
Str8ayt51 is offline  
Old 09-30-19, 06:05 AM
  #11  
qcpmsame 
Semper Fi
 
qcpmsame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Barrineau Park, Florida
Posts: 12,632

Bikes: '80 Medici Pro Strada, '86 Tommasini Prestige, '12 CAAD 10 Ultegra

Mentioned: 85 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1060 Post(s)
Liked 80 Times in 63 Posts
Welcome to the C&V Forum, we must have hit on something that is getting NH residents attention here. Several joining in over the last few days, and posting some neat older bicycles.

Bill
__________________
I Didn't Choose To Have Parkinson's Disease, I Have Chosen Not To Allow It To Define How I Live
Life Member "Hairy Eared Engineer's Society"
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Whom Strengthens Me" Philippians 4:13
qcpmsame is offline  
Old 09-30-19, 10:13 AM
  #12  
TriBiker19 
Senior Member
 
TriBiker19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: NH/MA
Posts: 325

Bikes: '82 Fuji Supreme, '85 Shogun 200, '87 Centurion Ironman, 89' Centurion Ironman

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 180 Post(s)
Liked 97 Times in 63 Posts
I'm in NH, too! Hello from the Jaffrey area!
__________________
I was going to have a good signature but apparently I'm too verbose.
TriBiker19 is offline  
Old 09-30-19, 11:30 AM
  #13  
mtbikerjohn 
Senior Member
 
mtbikerjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 76

Bikes: 1982 Mercian Olympic,1987 Schwinn Circuit, 1999 Ritchey Road Logic,Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross, and a bunch I no longer own...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
My wife & I lived in Danbury until 2015,then moved to Ashland for 2 years. I remember the country store,the dump,and hippie hill well..
mtbikerjohn is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.