Just picked up this survivor. Any idea on what I have?

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Bozman, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I had a friend pick this up this bike for me. Rear wheel has been replaced. No headbadge, tons of paint on the frame and the serial number is covered over. I'll need to wire wheel the paint to find the numbers.
    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I would say it's a great project.
     
  3. #3 Posted Dec 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Appears to be a pre war Cleveland Welding " bent tank "
    Cant tell from pics , but I have seen late 41 -42
    Western Flyers come with no badge at all
    Although this has Roadmaster type chainring
     
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  4. #4 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Frame and fork look like Westfield built to me. Exactly like a 1939 I have. The serial number will tell.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Hopefully I can uncover the serial number soon.

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  6. #6 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    It also looks like a Westfield frame and fork to me but the sprocket is a Cleveland welding. Are those aluminum fenders?
     
  7. #7 Posted Dec 29, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I haven't checked the fenders to see if they are aluminum or just polished chrome. I'll put a magnet on them and let you know.

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  8. #8 Posted Jan 10, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Fenders are polished chrome steel.

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  9. #9 Posted Jan 10, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    You can stick a magnet on some stainless steel. I see no rust on them fenders and if a magnet sticks they're stainless.
     
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