Chief 1918

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Gordy

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 11, 2018
18
46
56
Minnesota
#1
This is an original paint 1918 Chief. Been in my family for decades! Need the rear 3 speed hub, shifter assembly, rear stand and rear fender. Apparently I was violating the rules of the Cabe, so I deleted some of my post
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,733
5,141
Fairborn, Ohio
#6
@Gordy ... the Chief looks to be in very good
condition as an original. Is there a possibility
more fotos could be posted, when you have time ?

Can see the crank sports a ''pin-spanner'' type
locknut -- used by Davis only in 1918. Am very
curious as to which variation of Chief badge is
mounted to the headtube.

If you do decide to post another foto, could you
turn the fork, please, so the trussrods don't get
in the way of the badge ?

Would also like to see a foto of the underside of
the crankcase. There is often a bunch of informa-
tion that can be learned from the placement of the
numbers.

Thank you, Gordy.

..... patric cafaro


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Rusty72

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 20, 2015
244
415
Los Angeles, CA, United States
#8
If you decide to part it. I will take the stem and bars. The seat and the badge !!!
 

Gordy

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 11, 2018
18
46
56
Minnesota
#11
I don't have any spares. Those are for my 40. I hate to say it but, fleabay might be ur best bet
 

Gordy

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 11, 2018
18
46
56
Minnesota
#13
I wasn't aware, but there is evidence of it being a 3 speed by the small cable guide wheel still attached at the seat post?
 

bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
21,085
5,672
Chicago area west
#16
I wasn't aware, but there is evidence of it being a 3 speed by the small cable guide wheel still attached at the seat post?
True enough, I forgot that was there. but those darn Tri-coaster wheels can go $700+ hubs $300+
Maybe put an old 3spd S/A and use it as a rider.
 

Gordy

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Feb 11, 2018
18
46
56
Minnesota
#17
That's what I'm finding out...I might just hang it back up in the rafters or sell it out of frustration if offered the right money. I have to believe these original paint 100 year old bikes are getting harder to find
 
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hoofhearted

Saint Lactose The Tolerant
Jan 20, 2010
3,733
5,141
Fairborn, Ohio
#18
Gordy, you know these came with New Departure "A" coasters as well (not all 3 speeds).
bri ... this is very interesting information.

Can you support your statement with some
documentation or visual illustration ?

This is the kind of info that needs to be placed
into the Davis Thread and the Chief Thread.

Thank you - Bri .....

..... patric
 
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bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 18, 2009
21,085
5,672
Chicago area west
#19
I don't have it, but read it I believe here on a catalogue page stating either was available. Probably on the Davis thread or Chief thread.
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
16,244
17,121
Evans, GA
#20
That's what I'm finding out...I might just hang it back up in the rafters or sell it out of frustration if offered the right money. I have to believe these original paint 100 year old bikes are getting harder to find
Or why not just put a price on it and list it in the for sale section? This kinda looks like fish'n
 
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