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Found this bike in an antique shop for 35$...it's a Humphrey Olympic, cant't figure the year since no website seems to have heard of Humphreys. It's Canadian and it's equipped mostly qith CCM parts (Hubs, handles)...i'm actually in the process of stripping the paint to start from bare metal (it has 20 coats of bad paint on). i'm planning on dropping the size of the wheels son i can ride on fat tires (probably whitewalls... i'll add more pictures...
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By the looks of the bike and the CCM parts I would say CCM made it for the company. If you check the rear hub it should have CCM 37 or CCM 1937 on it. The 37 hub started in 1937 and went through 1964. The serial number on the CCM chart shows 1942. Nice find. These are great riders as 28" bikes. Smooth to ride. I would love to have those bars and the single grip. The pedals are Gibsons made by CCM. check them out they are alloy dated on the back July 30?1923. The pedals are cool but the rubber is usually in rough shape. Reproduction rubbers are availabe but at maybe $160. You will have a hard time fitting a balloon tire in the front fork. The rear is ok though. You may have to go with a different fork. Have fun with it.
From the serial number, it's a CCM built bike and the date of manufacture is 1938. Great bike for the build off. Sorry Oldy57, the letter for 1942 in the serial is "F".
Your list is definitely legit But it's still a 1938 if we use yours. I was wrong about the "F" for 1942, which would really be an "H". Thanks for posting that document bro.
Eleven, I see you found the proper chain ring, great going so far.
Great...now that everything is done, i'm shopping for tires...and i found a set of Kenda Flames...3 inches wide so i'm gonna have to fit them....blow torch and everythin...wich means a new paint job and a lot of mess...hahaha...isn't that fun!!!
That happens when you're too hungry...the back end broke after i tried to fit the 26'x3 in the back...so that's where i'm at now...
Thak god i work in a machine shop...we came back from vacation today so i picked some tube to build it back...gonna bend it tomorrow and hopefully il will have a new back end by the end of the week...it's gonna be WIIIIIIIIIIIIDE and LOOOOOONG...more pictures soon...
gonna be even nicer...sometimes bad luck turns into weird opportunities...
oooops! guess im not the only one whose snapped something trying to tweak it to my liking
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