The Seminole (new pictures 7/30)

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  1. ifitsfreeitsforme

    ifitsfreeitsforme

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    I'm hoping to get better finished pictures soon, but for now I'll post these.

    If we can find the time, my mother in law is going to do her camera magic at the remains of the original factory where this bike was built.

    I present the simple and humble 1936 Westfield Seminole:


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    New glamour pics, courtesy of my mother in law:

    The Columbia Manufacturing executive offices:

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    contemplating (that this bike was made on these grounds 76 years ago):

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    some of the grand old Pope and Westfield factory sat on this very spot. Buildings that were spared in the background:

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    I like this shot best:

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  2. Terry66

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    Now that is what I'm talking about! Super clean looking bike, looks like a nice rider and has plenty of style. Loving the patina, rear wheel, seat, headbadge, etc. This one is on my short list.

    Nice job!

    Terry
     
  3. MazdaFlyer

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    Maybe the pictorial definition of a Rat Rod Bike right there. Very nice!
     
  4. Terry66

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing... 8)
     
  5. raggedjim

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    Great job, Rg
     
  6. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    thank you everybody - you're too kind.

    Best of luck to you all in the voting.
     
  7. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Nice job Ian! :D Definitely a COOL bike 8)

    Can't wait to see the pics at the factory :wink:
     
  8. ratdaddy

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    It's all been said! All in all, super nice bike. That is a bike I would be proud to show off. I can't wait to see the magic factory pics as well.

    jeff
     
  9. Funkme

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    Simplicity at its finest....Simpatico.
     
  10. socal_jack

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    Really good looking bike! Highly in favor of a minimalist approach where the additions blend but still add. Tires/wheels a nice beefy accent to it.
     
  11. KOTA

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    You dirty RAT!
     
  12. kingfish254

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    Super nice fat rat!!!!
    Congrats!
     
  13. char

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    Very cool ride dude! You done a great job. Nice work! :)
     
  14. Critter1

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    You nailed a killer look my friend!! Its just right. The seat is in a perfect position all laid back. The chain guard with the holes is cool. The 24/26 tire combo. I really dig it all!
     
  15. mastronaut

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    One word, SWEET!!! :D
     
  16. mitchelangelo

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    very nice, thick, vintage look and has got to be a killer ride too!
     
  17. BlackJack

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    I like it a lot! Might I suggest the name "Seminole Wind" after the song by John Anderson?
     
  18. texasbigjon

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    great looking bike built the way i like them! :mrgreen: stripped down and no frills! super job.
     
  19. Green P1

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    It might be the bikes with the this's and that's bolted all over them that win buildoffs... but it's the ones like this that can be used, abused, and ridden like a rat, that I love the most.

    Great Job
     
  20. JJBones

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    Wow,what a fine lookin' bike.Very inspirational.Keep it up!
     

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