F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

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F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by Quest Master » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:21 am

A few years ago I made a run of replica G519 bicycle grips that I made from an original NOS set. They sold very quick! I didn't make a huge batch as there wasn't a large interest. I do have some left over that the color is wrong, but they could be easily painted olive green or another color for wartime civilian bikes. $20 for a pair plus $5 shipping and PP fees.
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Grips will possibly need to be slightly sanded on the inside to fit on bars with lots of paint (easily done with a dowel rod, sand paper and a drill). Sand blast to etch them so you can paint them green or civilian colors.

Interested, post in this thread which ones you want and send me a PM. thanks!
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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by Quest Master » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:39 pm

Picture added of the replica grips with incorrect color.
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
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42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
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44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by Pat Walker » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:01 pm

Interested on the pair on the right.
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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by bzuchows » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:46 pm

Interested in the first (2) grips in from the left in the posted photo.

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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by Quest Master » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:18 pm

Set on the far right is on hold. Set on the left is sold.
Others are still available.
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by Quest Master » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:54 am

Set on the left and right sold. Two center sets are on hold.
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by whitey1736 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:27 pm

I may be interested if the hold falls through. Curious though, what type of paint holds up well on handgrips?

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Post by Quest Master » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:58 am

All sold. Thank you.
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Van
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"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by Pat Walker » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:15 am

What was the material on the original grip?

My intention is to use the best of the 2 grips I purchased and restore the mold marks and pull a new mold and cast out of a 90 durometer elastomer.

But being that I have no experience seeing an original grip. I have no frame of reference.

When I was younger, I worked at a polyurethane casting manufacturer. I have cast all kinds of parts for automobiles, models, works of art. But never a bicycle. about 15 years ago I offered GPW sparkplug rain shields. Cast from NOS originals borrowed from a gentleman in Italy. Casting brown with a splash of red to match the original color was easy. Matching OD will be a challenge. especially since elastomer tends to have a transparent quality when it goes solid.

But first I need to get my bicycle put back together.

You can paint these hard cast grips with anything. just sand them down a but for some tooth and paint.
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45 Bantam
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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by bzuchows » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:08 pm

Received the bicycle grips. Great pieces.
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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by blackcat77 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:48 am

Hello;

Well recieved the grips of g519 2 days ago.

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Re: F/S WWII G519 Bicycle grips - replica

Post by Quest Master » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:14 pm

How to make yourself crazy making G519 bicycle grips:
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I have an original G519 Columbia, G519 Huffman, F-92L Columbia and a G519 Clone I'm building just to ride. Grips...ugggg. Made of expensive unobtainium. I bit the bullet, paid the big money and bought a NOS military and civilian set (top left and top center). The closest color I got was the top right of which I made a bunch of sets and sold them (more green than olive, which I actually liked better). The bottom two rows are the individual color test batches...done every few days, then having to make a new mold every few batches...on and on.
I've considered doing it again, but there just wasn't enough big interest in knocking them out. I already have $1K in R&D...which wasn't worth making a handful of sets per year. Just figured I'd share.
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Van
Kosovo, Afghanistan (x2) and Iraq Campaign Veteran
"If the DUKW was introduced in 1944 it would have been called a FUKW."
45 GMC DUKW (105mm)
42 Ford GPW
44 Willys MB
44 Clark CA-1
43 Studebaker T-24
42 Harley WLA
44 Cushman 53
42 Willys MBT
44 Columbia F-92L
43 Huffman G-519

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