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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
6,990
Costa Mesa, California. United States
Fabulous!
Thanks for posting that, Frank.
I have watched that whole process video from Flashbackfab.com
It is absolutely astounding how he went about that project.
I highly recommend a look see, to those that haven’t watched it.
It will blow your mind.
It’s really cool at the end, when they fired it up for the first time.
Very emotional to hear something like that come to life after so much toil.
It was like he built a fire breathing Dragon.
 
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C M Gerlach

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 24, 2018
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A few more pictures of the harley.

Thanks to all here with the incredible knowledge. Thanks especially to Glenn for giving me a minute of your time.

The story dad told me was that gramps bought this for him from the local postal carrier in what was then rural western ny, around 1947. Possibly the mailman replaced the wheels, stem, bars etc. because dad said he never changed anything.
Not sure about who did the red paint.
We have had it since, so I don't have any reason to believe it's not an original.
I think I'm going to ride it, and have a little budget put aside, but not much time or money really, just kinda been saving for this for awhile.
I'm planning on leaving the rust and paint the way it is, some original paint shows through here and there, but probably not enough there to bother removing the red.
Saddle looks right?
I'd like to find the right stem and bars..grips.
Probably can deal with the pedals for now, but they're on the list.
Rideable wheels and tires.
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I know they aren't right, but I'm digging the rims...might give them a shot, leave em red?
Probably not going to ride it too far...who knows.
My wife says I can hang it on the wall.
That's cool.
On good insight, was advised possibly a 1919.
If anyone is interested i could look for numbers.
Any comments or opinions are welcome.
Think I'm just starting to figure how to post stuff right. Probably should learn some etiquette also.
New guys...ugh.
Thanks again.
Chris
 

dave the wave

I live for the CABE
May 22, 2006
1,544
planet earth
Chris take a pic of the bottom of the pedal crank housing.that is where the serial num.is
 

C M Gerlach

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jul 24, 2018
42
49
Buffalo, NY
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Hi,
I didnt exactly take a grinder to it, but this all I found.
For some reason I thought there was supposed to be another number centered on top of the long number......maybe I read too much old stuff here.
Is the 8 separated from the long number the manufacture year?
If so, Goldenindian is correct with is his assessment of a 1919 model 419?
Also.....a bonus grease fitting......thanks gramps, wouldn't want those bearings to go dry.
As usual comments/opinions are appreciated.
Thanks,
Chris.
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
17,952
Evans, GA
So after scrolling the full 36 pages of this thread I can't find another frame like this except in ads for the Dayton Motor Bicycle. This bicycle has the Davis No. 5 26T ring and not a 20T. Was this frame exclusively for motorized bicycles? Anyone have any info on "Hub" (the badge)? V/r Shawn

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Goldenindian

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Aug 31, 2014
819
Marinette, Wisconsin
Now that is cool!! Thanks for sharing Shawn. That is going to need some more research. Frame is very cool. Does look like the power bike frame....awesome badge too....I’ll let ya know if I find anything.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
17,952
Evans, GA
The one I show has a bicycle fork and the larger chain ring so probably not motorized? I'd really like to see about a '17 Dayton cat to see if there is a "Delivery" model listed and how it was equipped. V/r Shawn
 
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