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Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by erichitscar, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. erichitscar

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    Hey all! Thanks for taking a moment and checking out this thread!
    I just picked this up a few days ago while I was out picking, I thought it may be an old Elgin, but now I'm not so sure... Any help identifying this tetanus shot on wheels will be greatly appreciated!
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  2. KJV

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    whatever this might be..
    sure is, Rat-c@@l.
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    Anybody? anybody? :?:
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    First guess would be an Elgin or perhaps a Westfield (Columbia). Pre 50's are a bit tricky for me. Cool bike and good luck!
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    How do you people find these???
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    If the second bar attaches to the seat tube, with a flared joint like this, it's a Westfield/Columbia.
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    Thanks for the information! I will have to check out where it joins!
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    Looks a lot like a late-30's Hawthorne Flyer. May be originally equipped with a "toolbox tank" and battery, light and horn on the bar crossbrace.

    Good luck with it, I think I'd be cleaning it up and painting it black with white accents after a run through the sandblaster.

    --Rob
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    I feel like it is likely westfield columbia. The sprocket definitely looks the part. Closer shots of the frame would help too. Wrong front fender though.
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    whatever its is it sure is a cool find and that chain ring is the bees kness my friend...NICE find there... :mrgreen:
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    Whoever made it, it's super cool. I love old motobikes. Are those the original wooden 28" wheels, or are they 26"?
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    Are the headbadge holes vertical or horizontal? It's a balloon tire, so that puts it late 30s.

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