Yes, both shots your requested and additional close ups. My Dad considered this a racing bike. When he was a kid in Italy, bike races through his village were a big thing, so he had the bug after he came to the US. This bike is configured so that you can pedal backwards! Do you have background on Westfield bikes? My Dad purchased new rubber glue on tires from Columbia. They still had the tooling...about 15 or so years ago.Looks cool. Could you post more pictures please? Including Headbadge and under the bottom bracket where there may be serial numbers. Any other detail shots would be great. Thanks
Additionally, welcome to the CABE!
I can see a faint depression Under the paint which may be the code. I will try and remove the paint. Will let you know. ThanksI'm not much of an expert. The real expert would be @MrColumbia or @catfish. The way you describe the bike being able to peddle backwards and have the wheel spin that way would make it a fixed gear. Look above the serial number for the bottom bracket code. It would be a letter followed by one or two numbers. This can help date the bike. I'll look for my date code image to share with you. Beautiful looking machine
Not sure what a flip flop hub is. It’s a single axle with a single sprocket. Pics not so clear as its hung on the wall. Yes, I will try your suggestion tomorrow.Additionally, I wonder if it has a flip-flop rear hub. A shot of that through the spokes would be nice. Thank you
Thanks for the pics. Not a flip-flop hub. That is a hub that has two ends that can be used by flipping the wheel over. Freewheel on one side, fixed on the other. That is a simplistic explanation, maybe not technically the best.Not sure what a flip flop hub is. It’s a single axle with a single sprocket. Pics not so clear as its hung on the wall. Yes, I will try your suggestion tomorrow.
I believe he did before he enlisted in 1941. He was on a club soccer team as well. Not much bike racing in Toledo, OH. My Dad painted it a Very light blue. When I Got it, I painted the blue you see based on the Westfield badge color, which I believe was the original color. Best match I could get. Thanks for Your observations.