1916 CHIEF Ready to Ride!!

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    My All Original or Time Period Correct 1916 CHIEF is Ready to Ride!! Love It!!
    Must Be a Late Fall or Winter Model; With the 1917 Goodies on It!!!
    What Does the "V" Stands For??
    The Fork Has a Pat Date of: FEB 8, 1915!!
    Good / Bad Feed Back Welcome!!


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  2. #2 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Really nice bike Carlitos, great patina. The V could possibly stand for victory, as there was a war going on. Since you have the Uber desirable, correct, Chief peddles you might want to think about getting the split blocks for them IMHO. Best of luck w/ it.
     
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    Thanks,,,Mike!!!
    The Blocks Look Like They Been There a Long Time as the Bike was a Real Rider, I Just Taped Them and Ready For More Rides!!
    But, I Never Heard of a Drop Stand with a Patent Date Stamped!!!!
    Feb 8, 1915:astonished:
     
  4. #4 Posted Nov 29, 2017

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    Awesome Chief Carlos! Love the look. Welcome to the Sear's Chief family ;-)
     
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    Thanks Brother!
     
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  6. #6 Posted Nov 29, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Beautiful. I'll have one of those some day.... Enjoy
     
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    Thanks for Checking My Chief!!
    I Just Installed the Shifter Cable!
     
  8. #8 Posted Dec 2, 2017

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    Connected the Shifter Cable, Stained the Wheels, Super Shined Seat and Grips!!!
    Oh......WD40 on Frame for Protection!
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  9. #9 Posted Dec 3, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Very Cool!
     
  10. #10 Posted Dec 4, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Thanks!
    I Think It's The BEST Looking Original Unrestored Rider Elgin Chief on the Road!!:D
     
  11. #11 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  12. #12 Posted Dec 8, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I make these pedal blocks if your interested
     
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  13. #13 Posted Dec 11, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Thanks,,,,Look Good!!!
    I'll Keep the Old Ones, They Have the Square Holes, So I Know That They Must Have been a Cheaper Option!!
     
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    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    very nice chief Carlos
     
  15. #15 Posted Dec 21, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Looks good

    I have a drop stand dated 1914.
     
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  16. #16 Posted Dec 21, 2017

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    Thanks Guys!!!
    I May Put a Rack for the Saddle Bags!!!
    and That's It!!!
    Best Looking Rider on the Block!!:D