Tripple3's Great Western Rider

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by jacob9795, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Is this Davis-Built? There's some conflicting info on this site regarding some features on what I have here. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2 Posted Jul 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I see that fork on Great Western mfg. possibly a Crown bicycle.
     
  3. #3 Posted Jul 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  4. #4 Posted Jul 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Didn't see the side badge holes. I'd still go with Great Western manufacturing.
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jul 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Thank you! That really clears up the confusion. That's a great pic!
     
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  6. #6 Posted Sep 30, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Geez...i thank you 'yawl...i snagged this here bicycle with a SER. # H 1 5 261

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  7. #7 Posted Oct 1, 2017

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  8. #8 Posted Oct 4, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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  9. #9 Posted Oct 6, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    I'm excited to do this project. My 1st Antique frame. I am picking it up Sat.
    Looking for a badge...
     
  10. #10 Posted Oct 23, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    I measured the holes on head tube 1 7/16ths inches apart horizontal
    Maybe Crown by Great Western
    Does anybody have 1 they would like to see mounted to a badge-less Moto?? Please!
     
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  11. #11 Posted Oct 23, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    a pic of Crown
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    and tag expert member @CrownKing and the other Super helpful @hoofhearted
    Thanks for the help.
     
  12. #12 Posted Oct 24, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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  13. #13 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    I built it my style with my parts and a coaster brake wheel set donated to the cause by my friend @Cory
    I ordered tires and tubes on-line Schwalbe Marathon Plus 28 X 1.75 They ride nice
    Dig this big wheel look and style. This one fits me perfect.
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  14. #14 Posted Oct 25, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    You can't beat a 28" wheelset!
     
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  15. #15 Posted Oct 28, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    get there faster...
    Please check your badges for Great Western Mfg.
    this bike is really comfortable to ride.
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  16. #16 Posted Oct 29, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Can you Tell us where your rims/ wheels came from?
    The look really good


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  17. #17 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    Yes they do; thanks.
    I got them from @Cory 's back yard.;)
    IDK
    They are relatively new and the tire installed on "Whatever" bike they came off of were 700c
    I'm new to these big wheels and asked @rustjunkie to help me at our Swap.
    No one sells these tires or tubes there so I ordered on-line.
    these rims have a 622mm Bead or ISO which is the key to finding the right size tire.
    I asked for the biggest size they stock; which worked on my frame.
    700 X 1.75 Schwalbe Marathon Plus
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  18. #18 Posted Oct 30, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Hi Mr. Bravo. I can tell you where I got those wheels from. Picked up a piece of junk newer road bike at a yard sale for $10. The only reason I spent that much on it was because it had those coaster brake 700c wheels. I figured they would come in handy for some antique bike at some point. And sure enough.....

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  19. #19 Posted Apr 27, 2018

    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    I still have it.
    I found fenders and got them fixed, fit and mounted by @birdzgarage Thank you.
    I put more than 40 miles on it yesterday.
    It's squeaky and rattles a lil'; like me.:blush:
    Good times.
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    the holes for the badge are close together horizontal 1 7/16"
    I have Trail Blazer old badge that doesn't line up but looks Cool..... I may apply some other way.