Drysdale: NYC-Built Bicycles Jan 27, 2010

Photo by Harry Schwartzman

New York City has a long legacy of bicycle frame builders. Even though it wasn’t always, and still isn’t, a very cycling-friendly city, people have been making frames here for decades. One of those framebuilders was Alvin Drysdale. At the last NY Bike Jumble, Harry picked up one of these highly sought-after framesets in great condition. The Reynolds 531 frame has never left NYC and Harry plans on keeping it that way.

For a great little read about Drysdale frames, photos of Harry’s bike and what’s become of the Drysdale legacy, head over to NY Bike Jumble.

Thanks for sharing Harry!

  • Russell

    Cool as fuck

  • Great post John.

  • Devotion

    He didn´t “pick it up the last Bike Jumble”! I just delivered it to him there…

  • “At the last Jumble I picked up a bit of a holy grail of mine”

    Take it up with Harry!

  • Gene

    **Hot Damnn. I do recall that name when I
    was a kid, just getting into “Ten Speed Bikes”
    from Italy, the Dysdale was mentioned back then
    in the mid 60s with reverence. Great to see
    bikes like that still appreciated. Part of what
    I love about the fixie scene.

    Good Post, Prolly!

  • mike savino

    HI, I have a drysdale special in good cond. was wondering a ball park value? Thanks.