Westfield? Lots of questions.

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by mickeyc, Dec 28, 2017.

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Latest bike, camel back, thought to be Columbia. Serial D15721, no headbadge, of course. The fork doesn't look at all like my other Columbia (serial D37040). Headbadge mounting holes are offset like Columbia, but the badge on the one I have will not line up, neither will a Westfield headbadge I have. Photos to follow....

    As bought.. columbia camel back.jpg IMG_2441.JPG IMG_2442.JPG IMG_2443.JPG IMG_2469.JPG IMG_2470.JPG IMG_2471.JPG IMG_2472.JPG IMG_2473.JPG IMG_2474.JPG IMG_2475.JPG IMG_2476.JPG

    Photos #3 and 4 show the blue paint under where a badge would have been. Photos #6, 7, 8 are the fork on the motorbike Columbia I have. Photo #9, 10, 11 are the fork that came with this bike. Note on photo #11 that there is no hole for mounting a front fender.. Photo #12 I tried to show the spacing for the head badge.

    Any input greatly appreciated!!

    @MrColumbia

    Mike
     
  2. #2 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Additionally to the above, the chain ring is POPE stamped like the Columbia I have.

    Mike
     
  3. #3 Posted Dec 28, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Columbia since it’s not a motorbike that would be the right fork. Looks like you just need the badge.
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    The thing that bothers me the most is the round shouldered top of the fork. Most of the Columbia's I can find of that vintage have the flat top.

    Mike
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Here's a photo of a very similar bike posted on the CABE by dfa242 on Aug. 24, 2014, a Columbia Junior. Similar frame shape, same rear drop outs. The fork is very different from the one I have.

    Columbia fork.jpg