Posted by: Scott TITLE: AGE / VALUE: 1942 Dayton ???
ok, so now I~m the proud owner of a 1942 Dayton. now what??? I don~t think any two pieces came from the same bike!!! I need to find an expert who knows what is what on this bike. I think I have all correct parts. I have a frame which according to the chart here is a 1942. the head badge is nos from ebay. the tank came with the frame but when I stripped all the blue paint off it, it was pale green, also this is the long, smooth tank with no ridges or vents or anything on it, totally smooth. the frame was dark red and cream. the fork I got years ago and is what the vol. 2 evolution of the bicycle book calls "Gliding Ride" (page 81). the rack is also from ebay from a bike that is around the same year. I have two possible chain guards one called a "Crows Beak" (see page 66 vol. 2 evolution of the bicycle book at middle of page) whenever I see one, and the other looks kind of generic with lines (see page 66 vol. 2 evolution of the bicycle book at bottom of page). I have the proper crank and sprocket. so you ask what is my problem? well I~m not sure what decals I need and where they go. also I~m not sure about the paint scheme, especially on the tank. I want to go with the dark red and cream but what color do I use for pin stripping or is pin stripping wrong for this year. all I have for original paint is some red on the bottom bracket and a "D" shaped cream patch where the head badge was. there is no indication on the tank, I found the green inside. can anyone help me? do you guys have pictures showing this configuration. the hardest part is I haven~t been able to find any pictures of a bike with this tank. most pictures have tanks with pressed in lines or ridges, some the length of the tank and some are short and toward the front of the tank. please help if you can.
Posted by scott
thanx but this bike has the ribs in the front of the tank mine doesn~t.
Posted by sam
Posted by scott
here is the frame and tank if that helps it~s on ebay
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