Show your Davis built bicycles

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by dave the wave, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. #521 Posted Jan 16, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I spent the day at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and besides the Picasso & Diego Rivera exhibit, this old Dayton Cycles poster was one of the coolest things hanging on the walls.
    Nothing short of magnificent!
     
  2. #522 Posted Mar 4, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Not mine but looking for any info - would be much appreciated.

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    Kato ... that is a Shelby-Built Davis.

    Shelby purchased Davis sometime in or after 1923.

    That frame could be badged as a Dayton or Yale ...
    notice it has a Shelby, truss fork of the era.

    That Davis badge was the final badge Davis used
    on a bicycle from their factory. It was originally
    of the bottle-cap variety.

    ....... patric
     
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    Patric - Thanks as always for the incredible info.
    I wasn't sure about the headbadge based on where the holes were - sort of at a weird spot at the bes of the circle / almost on the edge
     
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    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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  6. #526 Posted Mar 26, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    12 or 13 Davis original paint black with red stripe or carmine ? as Patric calls it. I like the simple nature of it. SAM_0472.JPG SAM_0473.JPG SAM_0474.JPG
     
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  7. #527 Posted Mar 26, 2017

    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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  8. #528 Posted Mar 27, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Mine is cruising on modern wheels. Harley davidson fenders. Im gonna be putting it up for sale though. I gotta thin the heard. Sucks to be letting go of so special a bike. If anyone is interested let me know!

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  9. #529 Posted Mar 27, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Here's some fresh pictures of the 1918 Davis made, Harley Davidson Motorcyke.
    Now outfitted with rideable rubber on its original rims.
    Catalog correct, Long Hand Horn, Bridgeport frame pump,New Departure "Zoo Series" Turtle bell, Delta battery powered light kit, pre1923 Wald, jeweled glass reflector made in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
    Bulldog stitched leather grips, Troxel Motorbike saddle & tool bag, & Veeder Trip Cyclometer.
     
  10. #530 Posted Mar 27, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Oh my gawd!!!! I am so damn happy that this bike is in California and only 30 min. away from my house!!
     
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    Marty what a beaut!!!!!!
     
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    OK, I have to ask what is the ISO of the tires you put on there?
     
  13. #533 Posted Mar 27, 2017

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    image.png These tires are made specifically for these rims.
    The fit is second to none.
     
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    Great price too!
     
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    Kewl, I just sent them a message asking what the ISO dimension is. They look like the older 635mm and all the G&J rims I have are 630mm.
     
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    Just a heads up your rims need to be 635mm ISO for the tires above. Easy way to check the rim is to take it to a bike shop and see what fits. 27" tires are a 630mm ISO. Like I said above most but not all of the early steel G&J clinchers are 630mm.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I tried 27" road bike tires, but even they were not ideal for this type of rim. They were too narrow, and didn't seat properly.
    The bead design that these rims were made for snapped in place underneath the edge of the rim, so that once mounted, the tire encases the tube, much like a single tube or sew up tire.
    They are a little unruly to mount, but once the beads are snapped in place, they are very secure.
    See examples above.
     
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    I'm glad I bought and kept clincher rims sweet!
     
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  20. #540 Posted Apr 17, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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