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Tomato John

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 8, 2017
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Spokane, WA, United States
#21
Almost there! Original od green bars with new coke bottle grips. Thanks to Krakatoa - great way to finish it off. Waiting on some sweet pedals - should be here by the end of the week.
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Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
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Warren, RI, United States
#24
Wowzee!!

Ahhh... so nice to see John!

This makes me happy!

What a great journey, From ME to NH with a few parts from NM & PA to RI to WA, Huffman history forward!

GO CABE!:cool:

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Tomato John

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 8, 2017
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Spokane, WA, United States
#25
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.
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Tomato John

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 8, 2017
121
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Spokane, WA, United States
#29
Does this help?

https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/1942-g519-huffman-bike-project.43231/page-2#post-338704

Also you may have fitted the chainring the wrong way... just compare to original pictures...
Not that it would really matter
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 :flushed: 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?
 

Krakatoa

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Oct 12, 2016
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3,357
Warren, RI, United States
#30
Yerps!

It looks like this one is all my fault John....:(

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2nd pic shows the higher mounting. I did not realize one I had was different. At least it's only a couple of spotwelds.:rolleyes:

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Tomato John

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 8, 2017
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Spokane, WA, United States
#32
So here’s two shots of my guard . Notice the front detail stamping.
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I borrowed this image below from current G519 sale thread (iswingping). Notice the difference. So I’m assuming this is the correct guard for a 43. So anyone know what year(s) the guard is on my bike?
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TJWine

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Sep 16, 2012
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#33
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.
 

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TJWine

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Sep 16, 2012
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#36
Nice work John! My 43 huffman was also repainted blue postwar. Did you still need a reflector? I think I have an extra. Used, but original w OD paint.
 

Tomato John

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 8, 2017
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Spokane, WA, United States
#37
Nice work John! My 43 huffman was also repainted blue postwar. Did you still need a reflector? I think I have an extra. Used, but original w OD paint.
Thanks! Can’t wait to actually take it for a test ride. Snow finally melted and now it’s raining nonstop. As for a reflector, Would love to find one. How much are u asking for it?
 

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