TANK Bike Thursday ... Show off your favorite TANK bike that you admire or own

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by cyclonecoaster.com, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. #1 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    I live for the CABE

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    With all the other days filled with other bicycle of the day versions - lets start a thread of your Favorite TANK bike you own or admire -

    Here is my favorite this week .....I will start with my 5-6 year back burner project that was maiden voyaged last Sunday @ the CYCLONE COASTER ride with 135 others who rode with us in sunny mid to upper 70's weather for our CYCLONE COASTER February 1st ride ...It's been a long time coming for this one ... lets see what you guys have - variety is the spice of life so I don't want to focus on one particular brand here ... Ride Vintage - Frank


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  2. #2 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    The favorite tank bike in my collection is my Huffman Cadet because of how beautiful the original paint is and I have not seen another one like it.
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  3. #3 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    second pic rocks!
     
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  4. #4 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Hello i love my wifes bike ,we bought this from a old bike shop here in our town in Ohio.This bike was found in a very large victorian style home attic where is was for many many years. photo.PNG.jpeg .We had to replace the tires they where hard as a rock .The rest of the bike is all original. Great riding bike.Take a look .thx Terry and Tammy

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  5. #5 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    I have a feeling this thread's gonna fill up quick!


    '41 SamsCo

    Who's got the biggest tank??;)

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  6. #6 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    I live for the CABE

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    That Ladies Roadmaster is killer ... haven't seen one in that color scheme & in that condition - The men's bike in the background is killer too - is that original too ??
     
  7. #7 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Love the Supreme. Here's a couple shots of members here that has or had one...wish I owned one. Hope.it is ok to snatch their images.

    This is my phone's
    Desktop image. Think Brian posted it awhile back.
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    And one of Shawn beauties.
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    It's all about the Tanklights!!

    How did I run out of room so fast?
     
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  8. #8 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Schwinn Jaguar. I sold it last year and still regret doing it.....!@#$%^....

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  9. #9 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    I live for the CABE

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    HARPO - The Schwinn Jaguar in black is my favorite middleweight & the only middleweight that I own ... nice bike .. Frank
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Thanks Frank.
    I was made an offer that was just to good to turn down...though I regret it now. It was all original, right down to the tires.

    Fred
     
  11. #11 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Here's one I still have, just missing the truss rods. 1955 Columbia.

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  12. #12 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Here's one of my favorite riders. V/r Shawn

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  13. #13 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    I didn't post this pic hoping you would..on my top five favs list.....that I'll never get to own....we'll I should never say never

    It's all about the Tanklights!!

    How did I run out of room so fast?
     
  14. #14 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    The only one I have.

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I have the woman's version of this in blue. Around 1940, I believe.....
     
  16. #16 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    I live for the CABE

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    My Columbia

    I have a lot of really nice tank bikes, and I like them all, but I still think that this Columbia looks really classy.....Wayne

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  17. #17 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Riding my '38 Deluxe Bluebird

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    where ever this bike is, droooool. I heavily admire this bike.

    Nick.
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  18. #18 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    This NOS 1919, Factory-Motorcyke Tank used to be mine maybe ten years back.

    It was traded off to Mel Short. Fits the model-419 .. three and a half-inch head-tube -- only.

    Mel installed the tank into his 419 Motorcyke.

    The tank brought me a Van Cleve badge ...

    The badge is from the shop of W.F Meyers ... who sold his line of bicycles in Dayton, Ohio
    from 1909 thru 1939 when he died. The badge is the exact badge used by the Wright -
    brothers ... who sold all of their bicycle-shop holdings to Meyers in 1909.

    The badge features Newcom Tavern .. and indicates ownership to W.F. Meyers.

    My badge is installed on a Davis-Built racer ... 1917 ... seven-eights inch tubing with
    frame lugs everywhere. The rear-wheel is hubbed with an actual Wright's-Patent racing-hub.
    The hub is stamped, Wright's-Patent.

    *** Added 2-19-2015 ... Forgot to indicate the Wright's-Patent Racing Hub does NOT have spherical-
    bearings. Tapered, roller-bearings are used .. unlike the standard Wright's-Patent hubs.
    A ''restored'' Wright's Racing Hub is on display at the U.S. Air-Force Museum, located in Riverside,
    Ohio. When originally-displayed there maybe 15 years ago ... many internal-parts were missing.
    Don't know if missing parts were re-manufactured -- this specimen is now re-nickeled and buttoned-up.

    This hub is on display next to the ONLY, Wright Cycle Co., girl's bicycle ever found -- a Van Cleve.

    In addition ... The February 28, 1903 Supplement in The Scientific American contains a swell
    article (with fotos of the Wright's-Patent Hub) ... within a topic, i.e., Ball Bearings vs Tapered Roller-
    Bearings.
    ***

    The original, carmine-colored felt seals are still intact ... and that wheel spins like a banshee ......
    the hub is chained to a Fauber-Special (6-bubble) RACING Chainring -- 26-T.

    If this ring is laid on a flat surface ...the center of the ring will not touch, as it is raised ... allowing
    the 26 teeth to be placed directly over the crankcase bearings.

    The special-fork has a single, forged crown ... as in the Wright Bros. Sales Catalog .... and the
    frame is stamped at the top of the seat-mast ... 357 -- matching the original, aluminum,
    I.D. tag (on the saddle-chassis) that says, "If Found .. Please Return To W.F. Meyers Bicycle Shop, Dayton, Oh."

    One other Meyers-Van Cleve badge / bicycle is known ... in the Henry Ford Museum.

    Mel's 419 is now in a museum -- sorry I forget which one.




    ............. patric



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    Look ... i can snap better shots than what i show for my Meyers-Van Cleve ... the badge is
    presented in a rather foreboding format ... why invite a counterfeit ?


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  19. #19 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Tank bike Thursday

    My 3 gill 1946 cwc roadmaster. Rob.

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  20. #20 Posted Feb 5, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Here's my favorite rider.

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