I need help! I bought a bike that I know nothing about.

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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#22
That first Lack’s Zephyr badge is an upside down RoadMaster badge. Which, ‘36 was the first year production of the RoadMaster.
That's cool, Lack's opened up 1935. Although they had lots of stores, I've never even seen another Lack's Zephyr bicycle. Barry
 

CWCMAN

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Mar 2, 2014
2,399
3,057
Sunny Southern California
#24
'37 or '38 but before the rush to judgement it may be a Roadster with narrower tubes than a flat tank lets see...
Agree..............that bike is a 37-39 roadster. Knowing the serial would help date it. The top and lower bars are close together and never had a tank. The fenders don't look correct to me though.

Forget the bike, lets see the bus in the driveway :cool:
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#25
Agree..............that bike is a 37-39 roadster. Knowing the serial would help date it. The top and lower bars are close together and never had a tank. The fenders don't look correct to me though.

Forget the bike, lets see the bus in the driveway :cool:
That VW belongs to the guy I bought the bike from, I haven't got the bike yet.

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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#26
I never thought I'd be excited about anything but Schwinn, but can't wait for this bike to get here!

It'll be here tomorrow
 
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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#27
Agree..............that bike is a 37-39 roadster. Knowing the serial would help date it. The top and lower bars are close together and never had a tank. The fenders don't look correct to me though.

Forget the bike, lets see the bus in the driveway :cool:
Hello, how are you? You can date these bikes, like you can Schwinn using a serial number?
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#32
Bad and good news. For some reason my bike was in Billings Montana for 2 days? I live in Idaho, next to Montana. It was supposed to be delivered yesterday, but the delivery time disappeared and it was replaced by "no delivery dated available at this time"? Since Wednesday, no updates were posted. I called and spoke to bikelights and they started a trace. Fed Ex couldn't find it and that was the last I heard about it. Then about an hour ago, I checked the tracking number and it said the bike was back in Wyoming? Now it's supposed to be here in Tuesday the 13th, hopefully. UGH!
 

barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#33
Not a very common badge. I tried to find other pictures of the Lack's Zephyr badge and yours was the only one I could find.
Cool badge!
Thanks man, I've seen others that were shaped different. This is the only one like this I've seen. Lets pray it finally makes it here.
 
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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#35
looks very similar to my 40 cwc , you will need the drop stand , great find , enjoy....
Thanks man, I have a drop stand, wheels and a seat. I also bought some fenders and a chain guard from a fellow caber. If I had a rack, grips and some pedals, that would be all I need. I'm not going to bother trying to find a tank.:)
 
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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#37
Hard to tell if the fenders are correct for that badge but the front one is definitely on backwards
I agree on that front fender. Other folks that know about those kind of bikes said that those were the wrong fenders. I took them at their word and purchased a pair that a fellow said we're correct. I guess I'll find out when I get the fenders and the bike. Keep your fingers crossed. Lol

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Saving Tempest

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 6, 2012
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Earth (Middle)
#38
Bad and good news. For some reason my bike was in Billings Montana for 2 days? I live in Idaho, next to Montana. It was supposed to be delivered yesterday, but the delivery time disappeared and it was replaced by "no delivery dated available at this time"? Since Wednesday, no updates were posted. I called and spoke to bikelights and they started a trace. Fed Ex couldn't find it and that was the last I heard about it. Then about an hour ago, I checked the tracking number and it said the bike was back in Wyoming? Now it's supposed to be here in Tuesday the 13th, hopefully. UGH!
I've had that happen with USPS, maybe a logistics thing, ot got re-lumped or even the semi broke down. Nerve-wracking. I know.
 
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barnyguey

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Apr 7, 2012
4,141
2,639
Rathdrum, Idaho
#40
It's never going to get here! Check this out. I don't know what's going on. Fed Ex said they put a new label on it days ago, because it couldn't read. Then that disappeared and it said, no delivery information known. I wish I'd have snipped a couple more screen shots of other things it said. I can't believe it! It went from Texas to Montana. I live in Idaho, it almost made it here, but then went to Wyoming and set there for a while. Then finally, it was on it's way back here, but only made it to Billings Montana again. After setting there for a couple more days, it looks like it may be headed here finally. UGH!

I'm about to pull my hair out! I hope it really shows up this time. It was supposed to be here last Thursday.
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