Got some goodies at Portland!! 1938 Colson Snap tank, early ladies bike, 2 free thunder jet bikes, as free Murray bmx, and a Maytag model 92!! Also picked up some shur-spins! To be specific. #’s 9&10 off the production line!! Big thanks to @Goldenrod!!
After not buying or selling anything at Portland, my travels home took me through Huntington, IN. I decided to drop in the Huntington Bicycle Shop. I had been there before to locate parts for a build. A shout out to to Brooks Fetters, owner. He bought two of my three bikes and threw in the frame below. I had been looking for a violet lightweight for some time. Glad I decided to stop!
I finally got some bike pics to show you Cabers. I posted my new pair of Western Flyers on the Media page last night. They came as a pair from a Caber ( B/B) in Ohio with a little/lotta help from his friend (J/T) to ship. Spotted on the Cabe back in Feb. and they agreed to ship if I was patient.
Well patience ( not usually in my vocabulary) paid off and they arrived this week. The boys bike has lots of wear ( I hate the words "patina/barn find but they fit this bike) but is very complete rides decent, and the pair even has all original tires. The gals bike will polish up ( rims/brightwork) well when I have time. Both lights work ( I replaced the bottom on the boys with repop Rocket Ray) as do the horns with the usual tweaking.
I got a really nice all original BF Goodrich Schwinn Green Phantom ( I quote an owner/finder..."Nice survivor rescued from of all places, Orcas Island last week in the San Juan Island chain off of Washington state coast".) I lusted at over a year ago, and I just couldn't swing the deal/bad timing, the bike changed hands among 2 prominent Cabers out in LA and I got another chance this Spring to buy it. The 2 are pals and worked together to relocate this gem to Winnipeg via Bike Flights.
One small hitch is B/F musta dropped one box with a full body slam because the chain ring was badly bent. Dang....Well "specialized tools" ( crescent wrench/hammer/block of wood) got it spinning with only a smallish wow/plan to replace at some time with a better one. Bike was packed like "Fort Knox", so I dunno what they did, but take notes. I may swap the repop Typhoon B/W out for Clay red or a sweet set of BFG original w/w's or repop aged Typhoon W/W's.
Now I have decent examples of mostly original ( few parts swaps/upgrades) Black, Red, and Green Schwinn Phantom, pics to follow another time.
I bought a duplicate ( trader for some bike tires) of my tin toy Taiyo Japan assortment of '68 Corvettes, a neat #33 graphics with original box. Battery box was cracked/kinda trashed, but toy is in very nice condition. I got it working ( albeit a flat spot on the travel wheel/bump and go) with some patching to the brittle plastic bat box/terminals.
A local antique dealer buddy had some bike plates for me and a stop light set I'll hook up in my upper Man Cave/Garage. It's starting to take shape, just needs a bit of organizing. There's a time to build, and a time to organize..ha!
After not buying or selling anything at Portland, my travels home took me through Huntington, IN. I decided to drop in the Huntington Bicycle Shop. I had been there before to locate parts for a build. A shout out to to Brooks Fetters, owner. He bought two of my three bikes and threw in the frame below. I had been looking for a violet lightweight for some time. Glad I decided to stop! View attachment 1652810 View attachment 1652811 View attachment 1652812
Brooks is cool. That was the second time in his shop. Spent a couple of hours there talking old bikes. He's got some new and mostly old stuff in his shop. I'll keep in mind the parts. I've got to get my current project finished before I can start on this one.