Need some Westfield Columbia bicycle help


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CURTIS L LINDGREN

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 19, 2017
333
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Bothell, WA, United States
#41
2 Watt might be brighter..................but may get a shortened life. 2 "D" Cells , right ? Try a 3 Volt one . That matches the voltage from the batteries. Bulbs , darn them. I have such a mix going , I don't know what's what anymore. They still have a good selection at our local Ace Hardware stores here in Wa. . Try a few different ones........................you probably WILL see a difference. :oops: I'm betting you didn't get the key to that lock ...............huh ?
 

Car&bikeguy555

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 31, 2019
44
55
South coast MA
#42
Lol nope no key... I asked the guy (which was a consignor), any chance you have the key for that lock? He was like... "I didnt even know it was there" Haha.
Then he told me the guy that found the bike, cleans out barns for a living, and the bike came from the original owners grandson. It had been sitting in the family's barn for however many years.
I'll have to check my local Ace and see if they have those bulbs
 

CURTIS L LINDGREN

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 19, 2017
333
584
61
Bothell, WA, United States
#43
My "Barn find " bike is not even in the same class as yours . I came to the determination that, at some point (In the Barn) the bike fell over on it's side...............................THEN.....................a roof leak developed...................and dripped directly onto the Center of the bike.........so it rusts out in a circular pattern. IT WAS ROUGH ! but I dig it. It's a 1950 Monark Silver King Super Deluxe These were the 1st pictures I saw of it . o_O

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Car&bikeguy555

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 31, 2019
44
55
South coast MA
#46
My "Barn find " bike is not even in the same class as yours . I came to the determination that, at some point (In the Barn) the bike fell over on it's side...............................THEN.....................a roof leak developed...................and dripped directly onto the Center of the bike.........so it rusts out in a circular pattern. IT WAS ROUGH ! but I dig it. It's a 1950 Monark Silver King Super Deluxe These were the 1st pictures I saw of it . o_O

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Wow yeah that's what it looks like happened. Cool centered bike rust look though
 

Mr. Monkeyarms

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Oct 30, 2018
506
1,496
Colorado
#47
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I know I'm a noob, but any reason why a lock would be under the seat?
That's a great place to put your lock without it beating up the paint and clanging around. Plus it's with the bike wherever you go.

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Or why there are two reflectors under a reflector?
The extra reflectors are filling holes where the drop stand clip was attached to the fender. This bike would have had a drop stand originally.

Congrats on a sweet bike!!:cool::cool:
 

Car&bikeguy555

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 31, 2019
44
55
South coast MA
#48
Thanks!! :cool:
Hm wonder if I could find a drop stand for it. Idk if there are different sizes. Also I cant find a headlight lense even on ebay... I think that's my next move if I could come across one
 

CURTIS L LINDGREN

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 19, 2017
333
584
61
Bothell, WA, United States
#49
You can find drop stands. Their not cheap. ALSO , yes , different sizes and styles. Search for one that is specific to Westfield/Columbia . Others may work . You will also need the clip. All clips do not fit all stands....................so get the two together if you can. Measure your bike ahead of your search ( Hole behind the "Ears " at rear dropout ) to farthest point back on rear fender . this should get you in the ballpark for "length" Not sure if your should be braced or not. Maybe someone here has one you can see for the style , and measurements. Be patient you will find one. ;) Almost forgot.............What diameter lenze do you need....................I have some spares layin' around . :rolleyes:
 

Car&bikeguy555

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 31, 2019
44
55
South coast MA
#50
You can find drop stands. Their not cheap. ALSO , yes , different sizes and styles. Search for one that is specific to Westfield/Columbia . Others may work . You will also need the clip. All clips do not fit all stands....................so get the two together if you can. Measure your bike ahead of your search ( Hole behind the "Ears " at rear dropout ) to farthest point back on rear fender . this should get you in the ballpark for "length" Not sure if your should be braced or not. Maybe someone here has one you can see for the style , and measurements. Be patient you will find one. ;) Almost forgot.............What diameter lenze do you need....................I have some spares layin' around . :rolleyes:
Thanks, I'll have to do a measurement on both, the drop stand and the light lense. I could hold off on the drop stand for now with the high prices. I do need a lense though! Do you know if you can take the headlight switch apart and clean the contacts? I have to find a point with the switch to where the light stays on. I cant turn it on by switching it all the way to the on position for the light to come on
 

CURTIS L LINDGREN

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 19, 2017
333
584
61
Bothell, WA, United States
#51
Try Some electrical contact spray ( I use CRC , QD Electronic Cleaner ) Red can with white labeling . Also-----------corrosion can be a bitch. CLEAN CONTACT IS THE KEY Some switches are easily taken apart............others not easy. I'm always goin' round and round with this kind of stuff. Keep at it..............you will be successful !

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Car&bikeguy555

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 31, 2019
44
55
South coast MA
#52
You can find drop stands. Their not cheap. ALSO , yes , different sizes and styles. Search for one that is specific to Westfield/Columbia . Others may work . You will also need the clip. All clips do not fit all stands....................so get the two together if you can. Measure your bike ahead of your search ( Hole behind the "Ears " at rear dropout ) to farthest point back on rear fender . this should get you in the ballpark for "length" Not sure if your should be braced or not. Maybe someone here has one you can see for the style , and measurements. Be patient you will find one. ;) Almost forgot.............What diameter lenze do you need....................I have some spares layin' around . :rolleyes:
Also, is your bike the same as mine, but a 47'? Is yours a special deluxe too? I've seen with tank, without tank. And with a small thin chain guard and the guard I have. I'm still trying to make the connection between models
 

Car&bikeguy555

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 31, 2019
44
55
South coast MA
#53
Try Some electrical contact spray ( I use CRC , QD Electronic Cleaner ) Red can with white labeling . Also-----------corrosion can be a bitch. CLEAN CONTACT IS THE KEY Some switches are easily taken apart............others not easy. I'm always goin' round and round with this kind of stuff. Keep at it..............you will be successful !

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Yeah! I've got some crc electronic cleaner. Why didnt I think to use it. If that fails I'll try to carefully take the switch apart to brush the contacts. It looks like, if you bend the metal pins back the back of the switch should come off
 

CURTIS L LINDGREN

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 19, 2017
333
584
61
Bothell, WA, United States
#54
Also, is your bike the same as mine, but a 47'? Is yours a special deluxe too? I've seen with tank, without tank. And with a small thin chain guard and the guard I have. I'm still trying to make the connection between models
Our bikes are similar , but not the same. Yours is Pre War -----------Mine is Post War I have NO ears for a drop Stand Yours does have 'em I don't know which model mine is . The only markings are on the headbadge .
 

Car&bikeguy555

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 31, 2019
44
55
South coast MA
#56
You can find drop stands. Their not cheap. ALSO , yes , different sizes and styles. Search for one that is specific to Westfield/Columbia . Others may work . You will also need the clip. All clips do not fit all stands....................so get the two together if you can. Measure your bike ahead of your search ( Hole behind the "Ears " at rear dropout ) to farthest point back on rear fender . this should get you in the ballpark for "length" Not sure if your should be braced or not. Maybe someone here has one you can see for the style , and measurements. Be patient you will find one. ;) Almost forgot.............What diameter lenze do you need....................I have some spares layin' around . :rolleyes:
Just now getting back to you about the lense size. Looks like the opening is 1-5/8"
 

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