Putting the finishing touches on. But the guard seems like it’s riding a little high. It could be my imagination but it looks a bit off. Not sure how I can bring it down with the supports being fixed to the guard. Anybody out there with a bike like this have a tape measure handy? Looking for the distance between guard height and cranks in the vertical position.
I don't know if that would change anything or not. I thought that i had put it back the way it was removed but wouldn't surprise me if it was wrong. The ring has some grooves from contact with frame(?) so i assumed it was in the right position I was wondering if the spot welded brackets were different positions on the guard for frames with straight down tubes vs. the curved tube. - and if so could this guard be incorrect?
I have seen both styles on restored bikes. Although not sure which is correct. The guard you have with the ridge on top was patented in 1940. I believe thats what is on my 1943, but its not original to the frame.