I won the 1949 Ohio State Junior ABLA Championship on a Sieber just like that one. And I raced it in the National Championships in San Diego. Also in 1949. I didn't win there. Mine was red. Sieber chrome plated and polished the entire frame and offered the buyer a choice as to which tubes were painted. When the paint faded\u2014and it did fairly quickly in the Ohio sun\u2014it was easy to go to all chrome. I was
one of the first kids in Ohio to use aluminum tubular rims, so my Sieber never had wood rims, only Fiammes. I remember building it up with parts from all over the world, I tried for every component from a different country. Now I only remember the stem was a square Major Taylor for which I had a custom-machined aluminum expanding front-end
plug made. Oh yeah, and I had Harden "bacon cutter" hubs. I tied and soldered the spokes, of course. Ted Ernst sold a gold Sieber track bike recently. I procrastinated and missed it.