Dads bike under way

  • Regarding bumping ads in the classifed forums, we've just installed a new (customized) add-on that will change the way ads are bumped to the top. Please refer to the post "Bumping Classifed Ads" for details.
Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
These ads go away when you register for an account!

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
59
Middletown NY
Sweet! I'm trying to figure out what color pins I'd do. Black or red would be the obvious choice, but I'm thinking a dark orange. ;)
We were thinking very similar and went with Maroon:) A friend of mine is going to pull the stripes in a week or so. Will keep you posted. Still looking for parts to make it correct as far as mechanical. The guy who I think may have gotten the headbadge has still not returned my letter. I'm like 90% sure it was a Westfield Columbia. Dad said he knows the crank was replaced and I am thinking when they changed the crank they changed the chainring too. Pretty sure it was a pope chainring and made in 1929 or 30.
 

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
59
Middletown NY
Looking for opinions here too. The rack I painted in the brown. Should I leave it or paint it black?
 

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
59
Middletown NY
Where do they measure the FRAME 19" from? Is the the top of where the seat goes to the center of the BB?
 
  • Like
Reactions: piercer_99

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
59
Middletown NY
Took a couple more pics for you experts to help identify. The fork looks Westfield, someone said the seat post looked Shelby. Where the rear fender mount is straight and not curved and the rear wheel adjusters are not solid they are split.

DB4.jpg


DB5.jpg
 

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
59
Middletown NY
Update. Starting to put it back together. Pinstripe went with Burnt Orange. Laced the wheels and dropped them off at shop for truing. Still trying to figure out if Columbia or Westfield. The frame coming up to the center post looks too straight to be Columbia. All the pictures I have seen of them have a much deeper curve. All think I know is it is a 1930 Westfield frame. Yes the handle bars are backwards...did that to get more room on table:)
getting it back.jpg


frame.jpg
 
This ad goes away when you register for an account!

juanitasmith13

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 6, 2015
938
71
Creve Coeur, Tazewell County, IL.
Thnk it may be this:
1541855598738.png
Dave... I've looked @ this Columbia Jr roadster ad and I did not like the tight pinch @ the upper end of the rear-axle seat stays. That pinch is not in the photos of your frame... Also, You gave a clear photo of the headtube bearing cups; and, they compare to Shelby bearing cups I see in examples below, but, they do not compare to the Columbia, Westfield photos I've seen. You said your Dad was saying it was a Shelby... It HAS a Shelby chain ring. The Shelby Lindy and the Shelby Whippet(s) I've seen have an older style of chain ring; and, yours is right for an early '30s Shelby bike. I'm singling out a pair of good old fellas, @catfish and @hoofhearted . I also give you a link below where I only checked the first two pages; but, here are page and post numbers to consider: https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/the-motorbike-era.92947/
Page 1 post #16 is from Hoofhearted; Scroll & Check out the tanks from his Lindy; earlier post #4 he states he has had a '35 Shelby built King-B.
Page 1 post #17 is from Catfish
Page 2 post 24 (scroll to eighth photo) A Shelby Fox (head-badge rivets are on the side, horizontal) etc...
Just my 2 cents; Your building a beauty!
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: DaveZ

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
59
Middletown NY
Thanks! Dad said the crank was replaced, but maybe the CR wasn't? The rear end axle stays by the seat post I 100% agree. It does not have the tight curve of a Columbia, but the SN is what through me off. The page 2 eighth photo has the right axle stays. It was / is a 28" wheeled bike. The tool box he bought as a kid and put it on.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Balloonoob and Sven

DaveZ

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 2, 2018
80
59
Middletown NY
Dave... I've looked @ this Columbia Jr roadster ad and I did not like the tight pinch @ the upper end of the rear-axle seat stays. That pinch is not in the photos of your frame... Also, You gave a clear photo of the headtube bearing cups; and, they compare to Shelby bearing cups I see in examples below, but, they do not compare to the Columbia, Westfield photos I've seen. You said your Dad was saying it was a Shelby... It HAS a Shelby chain ring. The Shelby Lindy and the Shelby Whippet(s) I've seen have an older style of chain ring; and, yours is right for an early '30s Shelby bike. I'm singling out a pair of good old fellas, @catfish and @hoofhearted . I also give you a link below where I only checked the first two pages; but, here are page and post numbers to consider: https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/the-motorbike-era.92947/
Page 1 post #16 is from Hoofhearted; Scroll & Check out the tanks from his Lindy; earlier post #4 he states he has had a '35 Shelby built King-B.
Page 1 post #17 is from Catfish
Page 2 post 24 (scroll to eighth photo) A Shelby Fox (head-badge rivets are on the side, horizontal) etc...
Just my 2 cents; Your building a beauty!
So looking at the picture I, along with help from all you guys, have ruled out Columbia and am satisfied it is a Shelby. Looking at the rear axle stays is a dead give away. Now I just have to find out what Shelby head badges mounted horizontally and not vertical in 1930-31. He said he remembers it being raised like a Rollfast badge. I had no luck last week finding it. The chap I thought may have gotten it said he didn't.
1564059713406.png
 

juanitasmith13

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 6, 2015
938
71
Creve Coeur, Tazewell County, IL.
Dave; I know of three special caber's who know a lot about badges! @catfish , @hoofhearted , @sm2501 , (theCABE's benefactor); perhaps we can get their attention; and maybe their in-put will be of help. Others may exist. There is/was one man; a museum owner who holds MUCH Shelby info, including serial numbers and being able to tell you the year, etc. His application process must be completed exact; there is a specified wait time; and specified cost. I'll have to do some searching to see if I can resurrect his sight info. I could not afford his terms.
 
This ad goes away when you register for an account!