Huffman serial number project

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by 37fleetwood, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. #261 Posted Sep 16, 2017

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    1940 single bar camelback with the curved down tube (ballon tire model), serial number: B2297 with a 1 below. Missing its bottle cap badge. IMG_3153.jpg

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    1938 Girls' Twin Flex badged National, serial number: 106571 with a 1 below; fork date: 8 8 (August 1938). Also appears to have been originally painted National Blue.
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  3. #263 Posted Dec 12, 2017

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    S\N a233116 and firestone badge and writing please help with I.D. ty 20171211_121840.jpg
     
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    Can anyone tell me what year this war time bike is?

    Love riding this bike!

    Thanks in advance

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  5. #265 Posted Jan 31, 2018

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    Have a pic of the whole bike?
     
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    Here’s a couple photos. Everything but the grips were on the bike when I got it
     
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    Sorry, not sure if the pics showed up. Here they are again in case

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    Any ideas on the year?
     
  10. #270 Posted Feb 1, 2018

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    Thanks for the info. That was my guess too. I had seen another that was similar that claimed to be a 44. I was hesitant to look in the military serial numbers because I was not sure if this was a military bike. Not sure how to tell.

    I have have had this bike for quite a while and it took me a few years to find that it might be a Huffman. Which is quite ironic, because my last name is Huffman!! Just got some s-6 tires and have it back on the road after a long sit.

    Thanks again
     
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    B9418394-6FAC-4475-A9F7-F98E0FE1A571.jpeg Just took a look at the back of my fork per the info in the link about military bikes. The code appears to be 84. This would make it an August of 1944 bike if I understand the code correctly
     
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    By the way, would anyone happen to have axle nuts for the front new departure hub on this bike? One of mine is stripped and I would rather not rethread the axle.
     
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    Thanks. I will contact him
     
  16. #276 Posted Feb 1, 2018

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    Hi,

    yes, that would mean the forks were made August 44, so the bike would be assembled a short time after. At that time they were turning them out due to the war effort, so I would think assembled before the end of 44.

    The Military bikes were all one model (not this one), and if you'd like to read more, this is a CABE member's website on them.

    http://www.theliberator.be/militarybicycles.htm

    The bb were also dated directly (1943, etc), which civilian bikes weren't. There are examples on that website.

    Although yours is not military, it was made for the war effort, saving fuel, rubber, glass and steel. I think that the bikes themselves at this point were special purchase. If you needed one, you had to apply and justify it, they couldn't just be bought off the shelf. So it is special for that.

    Best Regards,

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    Thanks for the info. My father is a ww2 vet, so it’s pretty neat to own one.
     
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  18. #278 Posted Feb 26, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  19. #279 Posted Feb 26, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Hey man just letting you know your bike would be better posted in the all things bicycle category. This post is just meant for a specific brand.

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  20. #280 Posted Feb 28, 2018

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    58 radiobike

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