Re: Trying to find info on this bike
i agree with the homebuilt crowd. too clunky to be a factory made bike, but cool, nevertheless.
the frame was definitely chopped up and modified. the straight bar and the way the top tube blends into the rear seat stays behind the seat tube (that squished oval tube) reminds me of an old columbia, probably early 40's. but a lot of bikes were made by the same companies, so an exact ID would be tough.
you could sign up at the CABE and ask. any serial numbers on the frame?
parts-wise, you've got some good stuff. the handlebars and that "long spring saddle" are pretty rare items.
so... does it run?