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well some of you may have seen the fleet wing bike i recently purchased. Apparently its a 1940s postal bike, i havn't looked up the serial yet, anyways here is a photo of it.
here is a photo of the headbadge if anyone is curious
and here is a photo of the nightmare that i may or may not worry about.
yes...the previous owner (not the guy i bought it from) spay painted over the sprocket, the skiptooth chain, and the wheels hubs and all....i guess bare metal just wasnt good enough for him. that paint is caked on too it took me an hour to get the sprocket somewhat paint free. took the chain off but now the master link wont pop back on and stay on, it just falls off....i may just switch it over to a normal chain with a normal hub.
anyways here is my entry we'll see what i make of it
i was always curious what bike that was in your photo oddly enough nowhere online can i find info on the brand of bikes.
oh man dingo, you just might save my day. Let me take a look at the wheels and see how well the paint scrubs off and i will know if i am going to keep it skiptooth, i would prefer to keep it skiptooth.
you guys rock!
glad too see you in here too
if dingo hasnt hooked you up yet with a master link when i get both of my wheels(so i can see what length chain i need) i might be able to spare a master link for a skipper
"WAKE UP AND LOSE"
so i started to take the paint off, will post pics once i get batteries for the cam.
i must say the silver paint they coated it with is a pain in the rear, got some off the rear hub and there is lettering on the hub.
its a morrow and it reads "ecclipse manufacturing, elmira NY, 36" i'm guessing the 36 stands for 1936, not sure tho
and Dingo, it looks like i will be needing your help with the chain after all, i'll keep you updated
ok so i've finally finished with the moving and the getting utilities and all that fun stuff cleared up at my old place. so that means i got a chance to work on this build and started taking paint off it.
here is a quick question does anyone have an old tan seat that would fit on a pre war post (5/8"?) the black is nice but i think a tan will work better with my build.
i promise you folks some more photos no worries
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