It is a 1941 based on the one year only chainguard with the vertical rear bracket mount.
The three sets of serial numbers are unusual. Two were added obviously and the original one starts with the I.
The I prefix is pretty late for prewar and is probably a wartime built bike due to the...
With these portable iphone attachment bore scopes, anyone could inspect the cavity of an original and compare it to a “super easy” drilled out repop cavity.
You CAN see how the hollow cavity profile of an original bomb in this BLUEPRINT of a Fender Bomb was part of the casting process and NOT a...
So the originals are hollow, that means these will be lighter in weight than a solid repop “witch” bomb.
Therefore someone COULD weigh an original and a repop and get an idea of the weight differences for comparison ?
Nah, it’ll never happen
It would have been appropriate for the buyer to be honest and appreciative to give the seller $2
000 or more as a goodwill gesture as the seller was ignorant on its value. Or even tell him, to relist the bike and start at or get a minimum of $5K.
I recall a bike guy, Tom Hudak, who had one half of a hanging tank canti and was looking for the opposite side orphan. It took him 5-10 ? years but he did find another half. It was a priceless moment to finally get that other side !
You’d think, it could never be found, but yes, Tom finally...