Miami Archbar mock-up

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  1. #1 Posted May 11, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    The current state of affairs with my Grail. b47253626701ee417dd2ee7f31f8ddf9.jpg d2836f4482d202427c194c24e05f4059.jpg c0f9a97aa16c80c2c1a2407456591927.jpg c63ac232288a0f60f06c0dcf5af35cb8.jpg

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Those wood rims look GREAT!
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Would like to find a pair of these in usable condition d12fe6114d19fb38c2c6c5df0e88dc4e.jpg

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    And a bracket like this for my light f1260e079f3bde895dd6afa4bd2ab102.jpg

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    And a horn like this 29b32c9c059014871f650336d7f1d487.jpg

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Thanks, could not have happened without your help. And lots of work.

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  7. #7 Posted May 11, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I'm not real sure about the 14 tooth sprocket yet. It will pedal easy though. Kinda like the second style better though. Opinions? 42d5439382826cb396edb8a7b1835ff7.jpg d39df15e2fc350f4ee9e0b3b46f951ab.jpg

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    That is Minwax Provencial stain and Howard Feed and Wax orange oil and beeswax.

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  9. #9 Posted May 12, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    i want, it want, want it.... great bike
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Wow!
    It's looking magnificent!
    I love how symmetrical the truss bridge is on the frame.
    To me, this is the definitive characteristic of the arch bar bikes.
    Without that symmetry, they just look like a hastily added afterthought. With it, they look like a well planned design.
    Call it, Feng Shui?
    I don't know, but that's just me.
    Great looking project!
     
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  11. #11 Posted May 12, 2018

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Looking good Ken. Just curious what badge was on it originally. What badge you gonna put on it? V/r Shawn
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    That's the big mystery, here is the ghosting on the paint originally 0134953b291f90fbe704d1a0f3173b95.jpg

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    No one knows that badge profile Shawn

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Patric mentioned Hudson, not a center drive bottom bracket so Merkel is out. Would love to find that o.g. badge!

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    “Large variety of special brand bicycles”
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    Keep those eyes peeled......could be anything...
    Your bicycle is looking GREAT! Thanks for sharing the pictures..can’t wait for further updates.
     
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    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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    Great info !!!
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    From my FM article here are the Miami brands I found:
    Flying Merkel
    Elco
    Racycle
    Ray
    Miami
    Rami
    Hudson/Hudsonia
    Standard
    Latonia
    Star
    Crimson Flyer

    Private label—Arrow, Savage, Mead, New England, Navy, Black Beauty*

    *Debate exists whether Miami built any Black Beauty badged bikes

    V/r Shawn
     
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    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Standard also

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