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jacob9795

I live for the CABE
Sep 21, 2014
1,021
Central Valley, CA, United States
Great project and nice job on the bearing race. You might want to check the steerer tube for any curvature. The wear on the old race is uneven and it looks like you have an uneven gap between the top bearing cup and the threaded top race. Just put a straight edge against the steerer tube.
 

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
58
Middletown NY
Thanks! Yes I did that already. Pops really tightened up that stem. It took me about two hours of reshaping to get the broken race off and get the tube straight again. Well worth it though. Today I primed everything.
 
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stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 19, 2013
3,414
65
Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
You may not come up with that badge that was on your father's bike. Although I am positive someone here can hook you up with the correct. Best of luck and keep us posted on the project.
 

juanitasmith13

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 6, 2015
906
71
Creve Coeur, Tazewell County, IL.
Welcome to the CABE! Great Bicycle; and, nice start. Keep the story and photos coming.
 

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
58
Middletown NY
Primed everything an took a picture of some things to note. The headbadge holes are 1 7/8 inch across and the right hand hole is a 1/4 inch higher then the left and the serial number is H 37543. Any guesses? I don;t see any Shelby pictures with a badge that would be horizontal mount in those dimensions. Westfield maybe, but even those I don't see.

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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
5,874
Rathdrum, Idaho
I know the Mead Cycle Company had badges with holes like that. Badges like Ranger, Pathfinder, Crusader, Lincoln, etc.
 

juanitasmith13

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 6, 2015
906
71
Creve Coeur, Tazewell County, IL.
What did the 'Lindberg' Shelby badge look like... about 1928? That seat post bolt hole sure looks Shelby....
 
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DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
58
Middletown NY
What did the 'Lindberg' Shelby badge look like... about 1928? That seat post bolt hole sure looks Shelby....
Thought about that too, but from pictures I saw the chainring was different and it had a crossbar under the tank.
 

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
58
Middletown NY
You may not come up with that badge that was on your father's bike. Although I am positive someone here can hook you up with the correct. Best of luck and keep us posted on the project.
Thanks! I may have found they chap who bought the box of parts. Will let you know. I had a 1936 VLH and a 1971 FLH dresser years ago. Sold them cause I got tired of being a target:-(
 

stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 19, 2013
3,414
65
Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
Looks good, I like the brown and white/ivory. Keep us posted. Your dad likes it, that's what counts. You are doing a good thing.
 
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