The Pope

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  1. Pedal_junky

    Pedal_junky

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    This was a local pickup only ebay buy. I really dig the lines of the frame and I've always loved the coffin chainrings. Although a repaint, it was done well and looks decent.


    Here it is when I got it. 20141006_171045-2.jpg

    First transformation, stripped off the unnecessary items and added new tires, a tank and a axle mounted kick stand.
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    I loved the ride of the Quick Bricks, but the brown didn't really provide the contrast that brick red does. Got the tank off for some faux patina sprinkles and added a vintage flashlight on the bars. 20150115_164517.jpg
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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool bike!

    Luke.
     
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  3. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Looks great at all the stages, ride tires off of it!


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  4. marshall conrad

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    What year is this bike, was the coffin chainring common on other make bicycles or only pope?
    Thanks
     
  5. Pedal_junky

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    It's a 1940 bike. The chainring is common on other Westfield built bikes. (Afik.)
     
  6. Pedal_junky

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    Updated photo with tank. 20150116_143732.jpg
     
  7. Pedal_junky

    Pedal_junky

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    Got the bike dialed in. Completely sound, bearings throughut, races, different wheelset, chain cleaned and waxed (White Lightning ) light project done, Wald guard, wide pull Torrington bars, Torrington repop pedals, a tank from another project that didn't pan out. Rides dreamy. 20150823_142751-1.jpg

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    Even got my flashlight cleaned up and working.
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  8. Rebel_56

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    Very nice!!! If my 39 westfield frame and tank don't sell I might have to follow on your lead!!! You always got the coolest bikes frank!!!
     
  9. Pedal_junky

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    Thanks Kenny! Yes, they're solid everyday bikes. Stylish yet functional![​IMG]:21::rofl:
     

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