Drysdale Alvin

New York, NY

Updated 2.2.2010

A bicycle maker who was well known for his 6 Day Racing machines. He made bikes under a number of brand names, including his own. In a letter to Bicycling magazine, July 1976: “I am an old bicycle rider and have built hundreds of bicycles for the Otto C. Ling Co. of New York City. (They are out of business now as both Mr. Ling and his son are dead.) “

Alvin Drysdale, Bradley Beach, NJ

Marvelous photos taken as Alvin Drysdale hearth brazes a very large frame.

Taken by Marvin Winter of New York City. Pics taken while he was there getting a custom frame built; approx. 1960!

"Velox" bike by Drysdale

Decal renderings

Jeff Groman's 1947 detail

Blue road bike from 1940s~50s?

Lady's frame with good view of original decals

Joe Bender-Zanoni's Nervex lugged road bike.