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!
Patric - Thank you very much for the info on the bike !!!
I wish it had the Yale badge.......and yep no smalls holes - it needs the button style.
I'm amazed how solid the bike is - wheels are crazy true and spin great........and brake works awesome.
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!
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.
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.
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.