20ish Excelsior build - comments to complete

RPower

Finally riding a big boys bike
I am finishing up a 1920 something Excelsior "Rustoration" and would like comments that will help make the bike as close to actual as I can get it. The bike started life as an Excelsior built Elgin and came with everything except the saddle, crank, gooseneck, pedals, light/tube and one of the tires (can't remember which). I had no choice but to paint it as there was less than 10% of the original red paint and it was covered in 4 layers of differing house and spray paint. The wheels had two coats of paint as well and I am still working on the clean up. I tried to keep some of the quirks like the "custom" rear fender braces and have a few known issues as I try to complete it. So, I am soliciting all forms of feedback to get it right. Harsh criticism and are ridicule welcome!

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Archie Sturmer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Nice bike.
About the Sears “Elgin” — so was the bike understood to have had, at one time, a Sears Elgin head badge and sprocket, or with an Excelsior head badge and Davis #6 sprocket as shown?
Either way, still looks good!
 

RPower

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nice bike.
About the Sears “Elgin” — so was the bike understood to have had, at one time, a Sears Elgin head badge and sprocket, or with an Excelsior head badge and Davis #6 sprocket as shown?
Either way, still looks good!
Thanks! It came with no crankset or head badge. You had identified it as an Excelsior built Sears based on the head screw distance and rectangular paint over pattern some time ago. I finally got around to doing something with it. Are ND Model A/M hubs correct for this build?
 
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