Hello from Cincy, OH.

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alright so I just found this sight yesterday and have anxiously been waiting for approval so I can dive head first into this community.
Brief background since this is the intro thread: I'm 27 live in Cincinnati Ohio. spent most my years traveling, aka hitchhiking, bike touring, and hopping trains. been a bike nerd since I can remember! Current project is a 1950s monarch or monark? forget which one is post war spelling, threw a 3 piece crank in it old banana seat from one of my stingrays an some flat bars. fun klunker style bike to ride.
anyways after seeing the build threads on here I'm excited to be around all these great bike nerds!
 
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thank you!

been reading old threads an admiring great builds last few days. hope to get a bike in on the bike of the month voting soon. although those custom frames are beyond me, specialize in Chicago schwinns with suicide brakes an shifters.
 
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Welcome to the site from another Ohioan, old HOBO myself.

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Looked around for avatar rules and couldn't find it. I don't recall the upper size limit, but I believe it needs to be 200x200 or larger.
 
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Monark-Silver King, Inc. of Chicago, was a manufacturer of bicycles, 1934-1957, (formerly the Monark Battery Company of Illinois and California).
Monark was a bicycle trademark (#71539832) from 1933-1988.
John William Kiser founded a Monarch Cycle Manufacturing Company, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, 1882-1899 (during another bike boom).
Other bicycles have sported the Monark/Monarch labels over the years.
Monark Cykelfabriken is the name of a foreign manufacturer of bicycles and motorcycles in Sweden.
 
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Welcome! I am from Dayton, Ohio.

Huffman bought out Monark in 1958, and used the Monark name on their bicycles. I own two of the Huffman-built Monark bikes.
 
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I'm from Lawrenceburg, IN about 20 miles outside Cincy. Great Vintage bike shop out here called Cyclops Bicycles, if you ever are in need of project parts they have you covered. welcome!

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