Well, started playing around with this bike. Started cleaning up and removing rust. Found tires to fit at Walmart, but refuse to pay 20 bucks a piece. Will stick with biketiresdirect.com. And I like the gum walls anyway. Has a SA AW hub, stamped 12-85. As promised, here are a few pics.
Found a nice blue Sheffield Free Spirit. Was in someones barn in Richmond, Tx. Pretty dusty, some rust, has a SA hub, says 12-85. Should clean up nicely. Of course the tires are dry rotted. Will post pics later.
Well, played around with the bottom bracket, got it to tighten down, minimal play. Had a old Messinger saddle laying around and put it on. Looks ok. Shifts nice and rides well. Wish I could find some replica decals for the chain guard. Really like this bike!
Picked up a 1971 Triumph step through frame. Is in pretty good shape, but bottom bracket is loose, will have to tear it down to overhaul and re-build. Will do that after I am done with the Hercules. The saddle is not original. Cleaned up really nice.