Elgin, I think. Westfield-built?

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Motobike1940

Look Ma, No Hands!
Bought this at a thrift shop. Someone made it into a sort of mountain bike. It has no head badge. The serial number is all I see. 26 inch wheels. Trying to pin down year, make and model. Thanks everyone.

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Motobike1940

Look Ma, No Hands!
Thanks for your knowledge. I am still trying to figure out what belongs on it. Wheels, fenders and forks? Springs? I think the seat may be correct? The handle bars as well?
 

Archie Sturmer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sears Elgin retailer chain ring sprocket, and later (September?) 1934-M Westfield manufacturers serial number; 26” knobby tires are easily replaced.
 

Motobike1940

Look Ma, No Hands!
Thanks for the information. What kind of wheels should be on it. Right now it has 26 inch stepdowns. They are painted black. Peaked or regular fenders? Are the forks and springer front end correct?
 

Archie Sturmer

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
The fork assembly is a motorbike truss fork, and unlike a springer, is intended to restrict flexing or movement of front end parts; and it looks like a Westfield 26” truss fork.
I believe that an A&S company did not patent a bicycle springer fork until ~1939(?).
There was a recent thread about a 1935 Sears Elgin, with some catalog information and pictures.
I believe that the “rain gutter” style of fenders would be period correct.
 
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Mercian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Hi.

The serial number looks like M102844, A9. This would make it a September 1934 frame.

Best Regards,

Adrian
 

Rivnut

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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It came with a drop stand, but if I were you and you intend to ride it a lot, I would go for a kick stand. Bicycles on drop stands are subject to wind gusts. The bike blows over and the handlebar grip puts a big dent in your car door - first hand voice of experience speaking here.
 
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