Boren Latonia cleanup

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DonChristie

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Did a little wrenching this morning and finished removing the bottom end. A couple of Interesting observations, brake arm bracket is just Sheet Metal bent over on itself with a thru hole and no Master link. I possibly missed it due to lack of caffeine at that point. I wonder if these are Borman cost saving measures?

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MrMonark13

Finally riding a big boys bike
Did a little wrenching this morning and finished removing the bottom end. A couple of Interesting observations, brake arm bracket is just Sheet Metal bent over on itself with a thru hole and no Master link. I possibly missed it due to lack of caffeine at that point. I wonder if these are Borman cost saving measures?

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It’s looking good! That would be interesting if that coaster brake strap was factory. They are so cheap that it shouldn’t effect it. Maybe an old repair?
 

DonChristie

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
It’s looking good! That would be interesting if that coaster brake strap was factory. They are so cheap that it shouldn’t effect it. Maybe an old repair?
The price difference for straps in todays manufacturing vs. in the 40s is very different. I would assume, the main cost of a strap then was manufacturing of the Strap and not the cost of metal. In todays market, the main cost would be the metal. Im thinking the strap that is on the bike would be cheaper than a stamped/machined strap back then. Also, Boren bought partial assembeld bikes, did the final assembly and called it their own. I could be way wrong, just a theory. If only these bikes could talk.
 

MrMonark13

Finally riding a big boys bike
The price difference for straps in todays manufacturing vs. in the 40s is very different. I would assume, the main cost of a strap then was manufacturing of the Strap and not the cost of metal. In todays market, the main cost would be the metal. Im thinking the strap that is on the bike would be cheaper than a stamped/machined strap back then. Also, Boren bought partial assembeld bikes, did the final assembly and called it their own. I could be way wrong, just a theory. If only these bikes could talk.
Alright. I really have no idea. I just thought that the straps came with the hubs. It really would be great if these bikes could talk. Then we could really know for sure.
 

MrMonark13

Finally riding a big boys bike
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