In 1885 Overman introduced a very fine bicycle, which finally evolved into the Victor light roadster.
This first production year, it had some details that make it special:
- two bolts hold the handlebar to the head. This is called the 'Andrews head'.
- fixed mounting step
- tangent spokes with a sharp bend at the hub: two spokes are made out of one wire (like the Surrey Machinists and the New Mail, which was imported in the USA since 1884.)
- pear grips.
The bicycle you see here is one of those early models.
It was sold at the Copake Auction 2015, the pictures are still online, so click my picture for a link.