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  1. M

    U.S WWII Bicycle Tool Kit Tools

    Thanks, Johan, sorry to hear that... Seems like a lot of the old bike masters are gone now. I'll probably buy one of the available repro pumps on eBay. I've come across several vintage Bridgeport #12 pumps but they are a bit too pricey for my budget right now. Thanks again. Bob
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    U.S WWII Bicycle Tool Kit Tools

    Hi Johan, Is there any chance that Ken Boice of Historic Reproductions is still making the repro tire pump? Regards, Bob
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    Whizzer on Sterling badged Columbia? Have questions!

    The bearing bushing used on the Clutch Pulley Bolt acts as a secondary bearing surface (which may be a bit of an overkill, but does makes for good engineering practice). Regarding the Intake Manifold Tube -- never could figure out it’s purpose, although it does appears in parts diagrams for the...
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    Whizzer on Sterling badged Columbia? Have questions!

    Okay, Just to give you a bit of history regarding your bike. It’s a Columbia/Westfield 1947 Heavy-Duty Motobike -- the first year (postwar anyway) that Columbia came out with this particular model! (The “L” on the Bottom Bracket denotes 1947, not 1944). This model was designed to be more rugged...
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    G519 Side Stand

    Okay, Serge. I'll give it a try this weekend. Thanks for your help! Bob
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    G519 Side Stand

    Good point, DGMan. Thanks for your advice. The arm of the stand definitely has to have more of a bend/arc on the lower end for clearance, but you’re right, maybe that’s all it will need with no cutting. Not being too familiar with metal work, I assume it will take a good amount of heat to get...
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    G519 Side Stand

    Appreciate the great reference image, Serge. I’ll take another measurement tonight and check the comparison. Thanks again! Bob
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    G519 Side Stand

    Hi, I believe this subject was touched upon in an earlier post on this forum(?) but I can’t seem to find it. Regarding the length of a G519 Westfield-style kick stand, I believe the correct length should be 10” (when measuring just the exposed rod from the housing edge). I just picked one up...
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    Painting Chrome or Bright Metal on G519 Tribute Bike

    Thanks, Mike, for the great pics! Helps a lot. Yeah, you can't beat the price so I'm going to order one later on today being that it takes so long for delivery. Good luck with your build! Bob
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    Painting Chrome or Bright Metal on G519 Tribute Bike

    Hey Mike, Is the pump you purchased good for schrader valves? It looks similar to the one I was about to buy off of eBay for my own Tribute bike. The pump is listed as a “Vintage Classic Hand Pump” from I believe a French vendor. But that particular pump is for presta valves only. Looks like...
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    Westfield slabbed seat post bolt

    Hey Cabers, Looking for a pre/post-war Columbia / Westfield style “slabbed” seat post bolt . Has to be pretty clean (and nothing against Schwinn, but has to be from a Westfield). The last one I bought off of eBay (see pic) stripped out when lightly torqued due to excessive rust on the threads...
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    Replacement Fork for G519 Tribute Bike

    Hey Mike, Yeah, it seems you have a bit of a hybrid going on -- do you go Columbia or do you go more towards Huffman? Like you said, it’s a Tribute bike -- just have fun building it. However it may be more difficult locating usable Huffman parts than Westfield/Columbia parts. Regardless, you’ll...
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    Replacement Fork for G519 Tribute Bike

    Hi Mike, I’ll have to take some measurements from my "G519" front fork to give you some reference for choosing a correct fork. What year/make frame are you using for the build? I assume some variation of an early Westfield/Columbia. Keep in mind you’ll eventually need to add the upper and...
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    Replacement Fork for G519 Tribute Bike

    Hi Mike, I just recently got pulled into the world of G519 tribute bikes myself, so I’m definitely no expert as of yet. But for the front fork you want the “forged crown” style as opposed to the “plated” crown from a pre-war or early post-war Westfield/Columbia. My tribute bike is being built...
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    Pre War Chain Adjusters (with Screw Head)

    Hey, I really appreciate your help -- although close, Colson adjusters don't seem to be quite the same style as those used on pre war Westfield/Columbias so I'm gonna continue looking. But thanks again! regards, Bob