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Sped Man

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Dec 5, 2012
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Planet Gallifrey
#12
Are you going to keep it fenderless? These bicycles bottom out every time you hit a pot hole. You will have to replace the springs or use tension washers in key spots to stop that annoying occurrence. It is starting to look very nice. I see you found that elusive and expensive tank. Congrats!
 
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,073
14,784
Evans, GA
#13
Are you going to keep it fenderless? These bicycles bottom out every time you hit a pot hole. You will have to replace the springs or use tension washers in key spots to stop that annoying occurrence. It is starting to look very nice. I see you found that elusive and expensive tank. Congrats!
I suppose it depends on how much you weigh. I have three TFs and have never bottomed out. I have a set of John's springs and if you are above 200lbs you may want to contact him for a set otherwise you should be fine unless they are just wore out. V/r Shawn
 
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rickyd

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 3, 2012
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Marshfield MO
#15
Bought John's springs couple weeks ago. Hoping to find a Huffman sweetheart sprocket before going forward, fenders maybe, the guard seems to be the big ticket item at this time. long term project no hurry here.
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,073
14,784
Evans, GA
#16
Catfish had a Huffman aluminum guard for sale. First though was this originally badged as a Huffman brand or a Firestone? What is the serial number? What numbers are stamped on the back of the fork crown? V/r Shawn
 

rickyd

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Apr 3, 2012
717
1,069
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Marshfield MO
#17
Serial number, I see nothing that would denote a firestone badged bike. Of course badge was robbed. Two inch spacing on badge screws or rivets. ps back of fork stamped 4 8
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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,073
14,784
Evans, GA
#18
Early '38 bike--this actually surprises me to see one this early. I don't believe the Firestone specific numbers weren't used until '39 on these so you could badge this one either way safely. @37fleetwood may be able to shed more light on this one but those are my thoughts. V/r Shawn
 
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partsguy

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Aug 13, 2008
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3,777
The Land of Oz
#19
You could try posting a pic of the head tube and maybe there is a slight outline from the badge it had.

Shawn - great looking ride!!
 

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