Women's Westfield Columbia Army Bicycle

Discussion in 'Military Bicycles' started by johan willaert, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. #21 Posted Apr 11, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Also fitted repro vintage style US Royal Chain Tires to the wheels, greased and adjusted axles and coaster brake... Tires were bought off Ebay from Cabe member John..

    MG14041807Apr152013-1.jpg

    MG14041807Apr15206-1.jpg

    MG14041807Apr15208-1.jpg
     
    #21 johan willaert, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015
  2. #22 Posted Apr 11, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    And now working on this pair of Torrington #8 pedals... The used rubber blocks will be replaced with wooden ones, which are correct for this particular bicycle.
    The wooden blocks are excellent reproductions from Bergerwerke.com , and were patterned after the originals on one of my other bikes...

    MG14041809Apr15203-1.jpg
     
  3. #23 Posted Apr 22, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Finished the pedals today...

    MG14041822Apr152035-1.jpg

    And assembled the frame, forks, wheels and fenders... Starting to look like a bicycle again...

    MG14041822Apr152032-1.jpg
     
    rrtbike likes this.
  4. #24 Posted Apr 25, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Finished it this morning...

    MG14041825Apr15-1.jpg
     
    rrtbike likes this.
  5. #25 Posted Apr 25, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    130
    Location:
    Mesa, United States
    That looks fantastic! Top notch work as always. Plans for a celebratory ride?
     
  6. #26 Posted Apr 28, 2015

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Thanks...Yes, it will be taken on our annual Military Bicycle ride later this summer....
     
  7. #27 Posted Apr 23, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    My 16-year old daughter enjoying the bike....

    G519-23Apr17.jpg
     
    rrtbike, JOHN DANGER, Bozman and 4 others like this.
  8. #28 Posted Aug 9, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Atlantic, Iowa
    Great build up and great bike! :)
    I think ladies bikes make great custom rides.
     
    johan willaert likes this.
  9. #29 Posted Aug 9, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium