ELGIN DECOLUXE

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  1. The Renaissance Man

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    The concept for Decoluxe is to build a 1940's era bicycle that could have existed but didn't. The bike will hopefully look like it had been found in the back of a warehouse in a once thriving metropolis somewhere in industrialized America. Opulent uses of steel and chrome mixed with the graceful lines and colors of the art deco movement will set the tone. The grime and grit of use will cement it in time. In the end my hope is that Decoluxe with evoke a warm nostalgic feeling of that bygone era in history.

    Here's the starting point:
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  3. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    I'm already pumped. I'll be tuned into this one for sure.


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    Cool logo


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  5. G-Matt

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    Nice logo as usual, helps to be a graphic designer. Can't wait to see what you have dreamed up this year .


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    Hmm, curved seat tube Elgin girls frame.....I got that too.... I will enjoy seeing how you build yours!
     
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    I'm sure this is gonna be a sexy build with the curves of that frame and the curves of your tank.
    I'm always a fan of a TRM build.
     
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    Nice art work, cool frame. Following along.
     
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    I'm definitely following this one!
     
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    Are there any Elgin experts out there that can decipher this code? I'd like to find out what year this frame is!
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  11. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    40-41

    Probably 41
     
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    Please explain.
     
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    That curved seat post was a late 39 40-41 thing.

    Used a lot more in 41 than 40. Not a lot of information on Prewar Murray serial numbers. But the frames always tell.

    If anyone knows how to crack that serial more power to them. I think that it's mostly speculation anyways. No database.
     
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    I've seen a 1939 SC serial number so maybe SE is 41?

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  15. G-Matt

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    I have a men's frame Murray built curved set tube & I believe it a 41 also . Sound right .


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    Hmm, that is an E isn't it. I was liking the idea of '39 much better.

    @G-Matt, Does your frame have SE on it?
     
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    Can't wait to see this one.
     
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    So, if your build is as 'curvy' as it looks and others have already stated, maybe I should go for 'twiggy'? :bigsmile: I was thinking lean and mean any way....play the hand that's dealt ya I always say...
     
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    Here is mine funny thing is that's my initials [​IMG]
    I'm no expert but some one on hear said it was a Murray mad frame 1941 most likely .


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    Speculation [​IMG]


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