Nice frame. The headbadge identifies Hill Cycle, the bike shop that was located in Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia) PA. I think it closed up in the 1970s or maybe the early 80s. But I remember it as the place that had the "high-end" racing bikes and sponsored a club, too.
Here's a newer bike from NYC Bike Works web site with the same head badge.
Fred Y. Jenkintown, PA
on 12/1/01 11:15 AM, SM2501@aol.com at SM2501@aol.com wrote:
> Hello All!
> I have an unusual frame that I have been trying to identify and also trying
> to fiquire out what kind of derailleur set up it needs. It is called a Edge
> Mass Start Special, appears to be a prewar frame, but maybe as late as the
> early 50's. It has unusual dropouts with a verticle and a horizontal dropout
> with derailleur hanger. It has 1 shifter boss. It also has a oli port on the
> top of the bottom bracket.
> Check out pictures at
> Look under the heading "Mass Start Special"
> Any help would be appreciated,
> Scott McCaskey
> Dalworthington Gardens, TX