Any ideas what this might be?

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  1. Falstaff

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    I only have the one pic, I'm familiar with the chain ring and seat but can't see anything identifying well enough. But a lot of you can look at a frame and know.

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  2. Wildcat

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    The seat stays have a CWC look to them. 24" bike?
     
  3. Falstaff

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    No idea, I've not seen the bike. My mom saw it at an auction, but wasn't sure if I'd want it due to my hobby change.
    It wasn't put up on the block, probably next weekend.... we'll see.
     
  4. RustySprockets

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    If I had to make a guess, I'd say Huffman...but probably juvie-sized, like Wildcat mentioned. They were known to use that swirl crank ring.
     
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  5. Falstaff

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    Sounds like a good candidate for a sawzall and moped engine idea that's been slowly boiling.
     
  6. Falstaff

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    Been wanting to chop a frame to add a moped engine for a while.
     
  7. rrtbike

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    Chop it up??? :eek:
     
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  8. Falstaff

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    Nah. I've got a frame for that already. But it would be interesting.
     
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  9. Falstaff

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    Well, I got the bike. It is a 24.
    No badge, covered in red Barn paint, can't find a number on the BB.

    It has peaked fat fenders, and a tiny seat post, maybe 5/8. I'll get pics tomorrow.
     
  10. Phil Fink

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    A Huffman-built might have a marking on the left drop-out.
    So, the down-tube is a straight bar; would that be pre- or post- war?
     
  11. Falstaff

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    I can't see any markings through the paint and grime, guess that'll have to wait til it gets stripped.

    But I did notice the seat post has vertical grooves in it, I've never seen one like that.

    It has a new departure model d on the back, I didn't notice anything on the front to id it. It does have the remnants of 1938 in vinyl decal on the mid tube, maybe it's the year; maybe not.

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    Assuming that the 24s followed the same manufacturing cues as the 26s...the seat clamp, and drop outs indicate postwar. If the brake bridge and chainstay bridge are not tubular, that would also indicate postwar.

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    I think the straight downtube is supposed to be 37-40ish, but I would kind of guess that since the new merged top tubes started in '48 (for 24s and 26s), that this may be an early postwar bike ~46-47.

    Or not...:bigsmile:
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  14. Falstaff

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    I don't even know why I bought it, I don't need or want more bike stuff. The market for 24 stuff is slim, I might actually cut it up for the moped engine.
     
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    Here is an ad for '41 Huffman Juvenile bikes...no straight downtube, so, maybe revert back to the 1938 sticker as the possible year :grin:.

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    Especially if it is prewar...I wouldn't chop it up. Heck, 24" 3-bars usually make pretty good, though heavy, bmx cruisers :).

    Jason
     
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    It doesn't look like any of those either, slightly different styling.

    I'm leaning towards post war, I'm sure I'll learn more when/if I start working on it.
    I might just flip it.
     
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    Check out this thread for pics on prewar vs. postwar huffman changes. Your dropouts are ringers for the prewar example, the seatpost clamp and stays look the same as well. And, prewar huffman's had peaked fenders (but, so did nearly every other brand :bigsmile:).

    https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/t...-prewar-and-post-war-huffmans.1821/#post-7355

    Everything screams prewar Huffman to me...if the 24s followed the same construction practices of the 26s.

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  19. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Must have been really cheap !
     
  20. Falstaff

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    Not cheap enough to justify.
     

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