19teens 20” boys Identification help.

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by redline1968, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    1B94C84B-424E-4B4F-96F8-C6811444F9E9.jpeg C9B51D77-0684-48EB-BF4B-3B4DB907685F.jpeg 56046DD8-C122-4653-94A1-857F9A20EBD4.jpeg C6A85108-BCE5-4FDB-B862-16AD2279F918.jpeg 4718FE8E-A7BB-435E-9993-221CBA6D532F.jpeg D5E1DF12-8A87-4CAC-B535-F7426874186C.jpeg ive been kicking this bike around for a very long time.. .. i realized I didn’t know who made this...Is this a Westfield built or .? Any ideas?
     
  2. #2 Posted Dec 31, 2017

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    Davis-Built.

    The 20-inch wheel models were made using one-inch,
    non-lugged tubing .. or 7/8'', lugged.


    Your machine is likely an Elgin Junior .. as it has a
    chubby-spoked chainring and a fork crown that is
    identical to the non-truss H-D fork. That fork was
    relegated to jobber machines .. from the few that
    I have seen.


    All Davis-Badged juvies (including the H-D) had single-
    plate fork crowns.

    The Davis juvi line .. 20'' thru 26'' were not serial num-
    bered. They also were not pinstriped.


    Am showing some pics of my 20'' Davis-Built .. which
    had badge holes filled with debris ... when cleared of
    all the dirt, the badge holes line up with the H-D badge.

    Correct fenders for these tiny rides have the very flat
    rain-gutter cross section. The 1''- tubed, 20'' H-D,
    museum specimen sports very-wrong fenders.

    Included here are some snaps of oldnut's (Ron) model
    519, one-hundred % original, 26'' wheel H-D .. used to
    be mine.

    The non-camelback specimens .. like yours or mine are
    the most seldom seen.

    Happy New Year ....
    ...... patric



    HD non truss fork (2).jpg

    H-D museum 20 inch wheel and tire ___ davis.jpg

    DSCF0372 DAVIS CHAINRINGS.jpg

    20 inch wheel juvenile davis.jpg

    $_57jhgk 20'' wheel davis.jpg


    519 h-d oldnut 3.jpg

    image 519 h-d  oldnut 1.jpg


    1918_HD_518_COPY.jpg

    1918_HD_518_specs-COPY.jpg

    image 519 h-d  oldnut 2.jpg



    Who sez these li'l machines aren't the bee's knees ?!!


    pacing COPY  charlie barkley.jpg
     
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  3. #3 Posted Jan 1, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Wow!....talking about totally out of left field!.....I didn’t realize it’s a Davis made bike or even thought it was a Davis made bike...... I’ve been looking at this bike for 15yrs I even threw it out at a swap one time and then changed my mind.... ha...Ha....thank you for your insight.... now I it looks different for me. I have fenders that can be made for it....that’s when I get to it.. :0
     
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