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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
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20,331
Evans, GA
#5
I'm thinking late '39. Interesting to see those fenders which are generally considered appropriate for 1940. Like Mike said check the bask of the fork crown for two or three numbers such as 9 11 (or 11 9) which would be Nov '39. V/r Shawn
 

New Mexico Brant

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 6, 2016
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6,410
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
www.BrantMackley.com
#12
I noticed those cups too and don't ever recall seeing a Huffman product with them
I've been told they show up in 1939 and 1940 on high end bikes badged Dayton and National. I own a 1940 badge Dayton with them. John can commit more but they are machined rather than stamped.

Here is a 1940 frame (with welded kickstand), fork dated 1-40 with the same cups.

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And another (possibly owned by John).

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Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
3,610
5,678
Warren, RI, United States
#14
Great bike!

Btw it looks like it is running a 1/2" pitch Monark chainring and a piecrust drilled one at that. It was used on Monark built aluminum and steel bicycles. My best guess is it was done to facilitate a rear wheel replacement which had a 1/2" pitch cog. Note chrome mismatch front to rear. Front may be og. Are the rim profiles an exact match? Noting it has a dogleg crank. It would be instructive to pull the crank for inspection to see if it is a Monark or Huffman unit.
 

bikejunk

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 1, 2014
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passaic NJ
#16
Great bike!

Btw it looks like it is running a 1/2" pitch Monark chainring and a piecrust drilled one at that. It was used on Monark built aluminum and steel bicycles. My best guess is it was done to facilitate a rear wheel replacement which had a 1/2" pitch cog. Note chrome mismatch front to rear. Front may be og. Are the rim profiles an exact match? Noting it has a dogleg crank. It would be instructive to pull the crank for inspection to see if it is a Monark or Huffman unit.
rims match and the chainring is shown in the catalog for 39 on the deluxe bikes
 

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