That is one-ugly-seat. A pad for each buttock .... weird.In my opinion, that is the proof you wanted that it's an Emory, and obviously a rare one! Super cool, you should try to find as much about it as you can, like country of manufacturing, who made it if possible, material etc. Get as much documentation of it as you can, like the message shared above, and post it here for future reference.
Personal note: if that weird seat isn't stock, ditch it quick, that is UGLY!!
That's exactly what I'm looking for; a hand made. There's a robot made on ebay right now, but it's got ugly welds, an uglier seat than the MTB above, and the chain guard mounts are cut off.Being from Jax, I've had more than a few Emory bikes. If you can find one of the early hand made bikes, they are like a top of the line Rollfast. I found one, all original at a yard sale at Jacksonville Beach. I thought it was a Worksman at first. Great deal at $30.
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That's the best Emory IMO.
Then I had several robot built ones over the years. They had 80's era paintjobs that didn't really impress me, but are pretty cool now. I found one for sale with good paint, had bent forks.
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The owner swore that's how the bike was made, but it was all there, so I bought it and added 3G wheels and big tires.
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Others I had were also original, barely ridden. One from a barn had a heavy duty Sturmey Archer 3 speed with coaster brake rear hub. I repainted it bright red for a friend of my sister, and kept the 3 speed.
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The Navy base at Treasure Island had an old yellow one that I brought back to life and used while I went to school there in 1991. Many of the others I had were sold around Jacksonville.
There are thousands of Emory bikes around, you should be able to find one for a decent price.
Thanks for those tips. It'll definitely help me with my searches!I had another one like the red/black one, just was green/black and had a bigger frame, 20". The angle of the fork was a little too steep for me. I also had a couple of cruisers that were made by Emory but were called Beachmasters. The welds looked pretty crude on some of them as you mentioned, but I'd like to have one of those frames now. Same exact bike though as an Emory. There was another brand name they made bikes for also, Webco.