Wartime Shelby Middleweight??

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by ADVHOG, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. ADVHOG

    ADVHOG

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    I got this today off the eBay. All parts are blackout, paint looks shelby to me, no holes for a badge. Tires are 26 x 1.375. Any help?

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  2. Phil Fink

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    I have seen a site that would indicate a E-serial Shelby might indicate 1941, (but others may have protested the validity).
    Some features, chain ring, stem, straight bridges between rear stays, might be Shelby. Looks like English bikes. Many Shelby models of era had a lot of streamlining (curves).
    Not sure if 26x1-3/8" was considered more lightweight of the day (before 26x1.75" MW and 27x1-1/4" LW came along).
     
  3. Rustinkerer

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    Typical wartime bikes were like this, plain lightweights. I'd agree it's a Shelby. -Adam
     
  4. Wildcat

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    Check the rear hub, there may be some info on the shell.
     

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