Twin Flex

Discussion in 'Project Rides' started by rickyd, May 17, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted May 17, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    IMG_0621.JPG Long long long term project at least it's rolling
     
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  2. #2 Posted May 17, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice bones, looks like the hard part is done.
     
  3. #3 Posted May 17, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Looking good in the early stages.
     
  4. #4 Posted May 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That's a dream bike right there !!
     
  5. #5 Posted May 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    That is awesome looking ride!
     
  6. #6 Posted May 22, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice Project!!!
    One of My Favorite Ballooners!
     
  7. #7 Posted May 22, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Congrats, You have a great start on this. Please post your progress.
     
  8. #8 Posted May 22, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    A few pics of Ty's awesome TF for inspiration! V/r Shawn

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  9. #9 Posted May 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    IMG_0654.JPG Made a trade
     
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  10. #10 Posted Jun 2, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice! I might have the chain ring in case you need it.
     
  11. #11 Posted Jun 3, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  12. #12 Posted Jun 17, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    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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  13. #13 Posted Jun 17, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    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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  14. #14 Posted Jun 17, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    John's springs are definitely the way to go.
     
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  15. #15 Posted Jun 17, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    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.
     
  16. #16 Posted Jun 18, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    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
     
  17. #17 Posted Jun 18, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    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 IMG_0769.JPG
     
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  18. #18 Posted Jun 18, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    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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  19. #19 Posted Aug 31, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    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!!