Additions to the Stable...Temporarily!

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  1. brett4christ

    brett4christ

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    A friend contacted me about several bikes he has found at a yard/estate sale a while back. He sent pics and he helped me get the deal done.

    Fast forward to this weekend, I now have them in my possession.

    Columbia-built Westfield Custom Deluxe - thinking its around 1953... Anyone have a tank and/or truss bars?
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    Columbia Thunderbolt - really good survivor condition...twin headlights!
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    Schwinn-built Excelsior - skiptooth, which puts it no earlier than 1953?. really similar to my 1940 "The World" Schwinn
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    Seventies K-Mart All-Pro - Pedals are toast, needs a seat or recovering.
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    I'll be cleaning these up and getting them ready for new homes. I have someone interested in the Firebolt and All-Pro...just have to put a price on them. His reaction determines if they'll end up in the classifieds or not.
     
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  2. Bigcam59

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    My local shop has a tool that looks like an old car jack. It locks between the bottom bracket and the fork and would straighten the fork on that Westfield in a heartbeat.
     
  3. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Nice haul!

    I'd like to see a picture of that tool.
     
  4. RustySprockets

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    The tool is called the "Little Brute."

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  5. brett4christ

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    Thanks all!

    I'm thinking I'll remove the fork and put it in my press. It needs to come apart to replace the bearings anyway, so....
     
  6. Wildcat

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    The rear facing dropouts put the Schwinn before 1946.
     
  7. brett4christ

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    Thanks!!
     
  8. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Nice haul...that background looks familiar...

    Good luck flipping them!

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