I'm really a British bike aficionado. Pay no attention to the 4 Schwinns and 2 Roadmasters in the corner. Oh, I guess the Trek is from Wisconsin and the funny recumbent was made by a guy in New Hampshire. But really I like British bikes.
Finding that WWII bike got me inspired to pull this out and lube it up. I'm pretty happy with it. I think it's a 1938. I'm not sure why, maybe thats what the guy who gave it to me said. He might have been guessing anyway. I traded him a shiny, fully loaded '72 Varsity for it a couple of years ago. The original saddle looks pretty nice but I think it would die the first time I sat on it so the trusty B 66 comes out again.
The front hub needed new cones. In cleaning all the grease off of it the silver paint came off to expose a decent New Departure black out hub. Nice surprise.
The chain has about 6 master links in it. Someone was piecing together leftovers I guess.
Oh, the Victory Roadmaster? I drewed it. My old English clubracer wheelset fits really nice and I put a 1/2" chainring on it, too (chrome). Not at all period correct (the wheels are 15 years older and the ring is a lot newer) but at least I can ride it. There weren't any brazeons for me to grind off. Kind of disappointed.
Very nice Cleveland Welding which looks prewar I'm guessing by the rear dropouts with adj. screws. I had one exactly like it but was flat white and someone pulled the skiptooth drive train with a normal 1/2" chain. Booo!
I was thinking of stealing some of the skip tooth bits from this one to make the other one original as the other one is a really rare and unique bike and this one is pretty common and really more of a rider/neighborhood errand bomb. That and I've amassed enough pieces to make a fixed gear ballooner drum brake wheelset that would be a real hoot. I even had thoughts of repainting this one cause it was a really pretty shade of burgundy/cranberry red. Though I was just about to flame you for your hot pink Super course idea, so maybe I'd better just leave it alone.