Who made my Pacific Coast Rubber Company Heavy Service?

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 2, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Riding an Alexander Rocket Bike

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    Can we get a photo of the badge? and of the rear drop outs?
     
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    Riding Miles; Collecting Smiles

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    from above link
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Chris, maybe this is the company, see advertisement on page 24 of Purchasing Agents Bulletin, Published by the Purchasing Agents Assoc. of Northern California December 1922 from Google Books..
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    Gary
     
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    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    Davis-Built .....

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Thanks Gary and Patric.
    I'll add the Pacific ad to the page about my bike. I wonder if they made bicycle tires.
    Now that we know that it is a Davis, can the serial number indicate the year?
    The Bean catalog that shows the badge has 1920 written on it. There is a 1920 Dayton catalog here
    http://www.nostalgic.net/bicycle224


    My frame looks like it might be the Roadster model,
    http://www.nostalgic.net/bicycle224/picture818
    except that the top portion of my seat stays is more straight than what is shown in the catalog and my fork crown is different.

    Unfortunately, this bike got parted out here on the cabe and someone else bought its saddle and post.
    This is what it looked like complete. I wish I had seen the ad for the whole bike before it got parted. I bought everything except for the seat, seat post and crankset.
    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/heavy-service-pacific-coast-rubber-350.129951/
    This is the ad for the seat and post. I'd really like to get at least the post.
    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/motercycle-seat-275-delivered.131636/

    The bike came with all steel 28" clincher rims. Unbelievably, the tires hold air and are good enough for display.

    The main thing that I need to get this bike going is a crankset. The one that was in the bike did not look original, possibly from a 1930s Schwinn.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jun 13, 2018

    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    Chris ... not all Davis machines have a year of manufacture and / or a model year.

    Beginning in 1917 ... only the DAYTON and an occasional YALE. had the ''pinched-in''
    upper seat stays. Your fork crown is Davis ... but the fork-crown in the catalog is
    DAYTON-Only. Been using that same crown on the Dayton ... (and an occasional
    YALE from 1916-on) beginning in 1895.

    Your Davis HEAVY SERVICE looks elegant and purposeful. Check out that lengthy
    ''Show your Davis built ....'' article for some thought choices on a chainring for your
    machine.

    Wind in your sails - Chris !

    ..... patric



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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Thanks Patric,

    I just skimmed through the 30 pages of Davis bicycles.
    Post #426 on page 22 has an ad that shows a 1916 Yale Roadster that looks like my bike, same fork crown. There is also another but different Heavy Service bike on the same page. It looks like some years had a two piece crank. Do you think my bike might have had a two piece or a one piece crank? Can the frame be fitted with either?
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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    Saint Lactose The Tolerant

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    Chris ... you made a valuable discovery ... see ''RED'' content
    in 1916 document, below ...

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    And peep this DAYTON RACER ...

    1920%20dayton%20catalog%20pg2-3  COPY  davis.jpg




    Bricycle purchased this unit from MsRock ...

    DAYTON RACING 02.JPG

    DAYTON RACING 01.JPG
    ^^^ I purchased the CRANK - ONLY from Bri ... It will be placed in

    my H-D Military Model (tall frame) ... will be using a H-D ring.


    1918 military copy 001.jpg

    Foto supplied by Balloontyre (Ivo) ... authentic WWl battlefield image.

    1918 H-D factory fotos __ top __ Model B-1 Military __ bottom __ Model 4-18 Motorcyke  004.jpg



    NOW ... to really cornfuze the issue ... YALE often used the 4-Circle cloverleaf pattern ... As Did the Davis NATIONAL. .. However ... at some time, Davis introduced The Y-A-L-E ring ... don't know when .... yet.

    ..... patric


     
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