The caption read "A boy went to away to war in 1914 and left his bike chained to this tree. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike." Thank you to the boy and his sacrifice which allowed the tree to grow.
This Arabesque frame with the Fleur de Lyse cut lugs was one of the last of the limited series that were produced. There was a commercial arrangement with Rauler to build certain frames under contract.