My latest binage bike project

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by JE, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. JE

    JE Guest

    Got bored a couple days ago and decided to drag one of my bike projects out and put it together. It's a 1939 Elgin. Tomorrow i'll install the rear fender braces front fork, fender and Wheel.I'm waiting for a couple peices I won on E-bay.Should be riding it by this weekend.
     

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  2. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Sweet. Now that's a bike, great whitewalls.

    Hope your gonna add some pics when you get her done.
     
  3. JE

    JE Guest

    yea I'll be adding some more pictures later today.
     
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Please, please tell us that you are going to motorize it.

    That'll be a thing of beauty.

    Now that I think about it, though, it'll be beautiful whether motored or not.
     
  5. JE

    JE Guest

    Few more pictures

    I'm going to leave this one pedal powered. I've got a couple other Vintage bikes and will probably motorize one of them.
     

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  6. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    PLEASE don't butcher that old & valuable bike by putting a motor on it.
     
  7. JE

    JE Guest

    The Elgin is staying pedal powered. I've got a 1938 Shelby Frame that i'm going to build a board tracker out of. It was bent and had a few dents in the tubes I had to fix.The tank in the picture is going on my 38 shelby Flying cloud I'm restoring.I'm taking two 38 Shelby flying clouds and making one good one. The first bike looked like it was in a acedent. The frame and fork where bent but it had all the hard to find parts.The second one had a good frame and fork but the rest of the bike was made up of 60's schwinn parts.
     

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  8. JE

    JE Guest

    Got a few more parts cleaned up on the Elgin today.Tomorrow I'll have the rear fender braces mounted and the crank assembled mounted in the frame.I might do some more polishing on the Badge.
     

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  9. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Looking Good !!!!!
     
  10. jk-1

    jk-1 Guest

    Looks Good !

    It looks like a great winter project Justin, I'll be following your progress.
    Take Care - Jim
     
  11. JE

    JE Guest

    thanks Jim. I want to get it done so we can concentrate on the whizzer board tracker this winter.
     
  12. jk-1

    jk-1 Guest

    I am doing the same here Justin , I am looking at many Vintage Motoredbikes and getting a feel for which way I want to go. I am also looking at different engine options, Do to the fact that whizzer has decided to change directions and leave their niche market ( and their followers ) and stop producing the Engine Kit.
    Take Care - Jim
     
  13. JE

    JE Guest

    Got some more work done on the elgin today. got the rear fender braces put on and found a steer tube nut that has nice chrome on it. Still need to find the correct skip tooth crank, truss rods for the front, rear rack and drop stand and fender clip. Hope to have it ridable by the weekend.
     

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  14. JE

    JE Guest

    Handle bars got mounted today

    Got the Art Deco style neck and the the handle bars mounted on the Elgin today. Should have the Original red coke bottle grips by the end of the week.Might borrow the drop stand off one of my other project bikes to put on it.
     

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  15. jk-1

    jk-1 Guest


    It's looking good Justin, You might be able to ride by the weekend...
    Take Care - Jim
     
  16. JE

    JE Guest

    Yea i'm waiting on the right crank to put in it. Hope to have it by the weekend.
     
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