Navy G519

Discussion in 'Military Bicycles' started by Coslett, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jun 10, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Just completed. MG92217. Bike was purchased as a 'basket case' (frame, fork, seat, wheel set) from Cabe member izee2 in the fall of last year. Thanks to Bergerwerke for rebuilding the seat and tool bag. Thanks to Cabe member Mr. Columbia for the head badge screws. Paint is Gillespie Lusterless Navy Gray topped with PPG matt clear.

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  2. #2 Posted Jun 10, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Are there documented cases of navy blue bikes? Both my parents are WW2Navy vets and I would like to build a tribute bike.
     
  3. #3 Posted Jun 11, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I dont think the navy would have used the color "navy blue" on any equipment if that is what you are asking. The only navy blue colored military machines I've seen are early Air Force from the 50's. Hopefully some military experts will correct me if I am wrong.
     
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  4. #4 Posted Jun 11, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    how did bergerwerks rebuild the tool bag? new leather and rivets? I have a original coming in with rough leather.

    Mike
     
  5. #5 Posted Jun 11, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Are you doing any i.d. alphanumerical graphics? I like where you're at with the bike.


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  6. #6 Posted Jun 13, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Wackiforkhaki -

    (great name by the way) I had a tool bag that was assembled with repro fittings that have the appearance of a rivet head with a threaded nut on the back.....Bergerwerke reassembled the bag with actual rivets after I painted the ends.

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    I have thought about painting some graphics from the Key West N.O.B. if I can ever track down some samples....I have a bicycle pass from this Navy base dated 01/08/1945.
     
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  7. #7 Posted Jun 22, 2017 at 3:48 AM

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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