The Black Monark

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  1. The Black Monark

    The Black Monark

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    Bicycles, parts, things I've made.

    Was fortunate to get this 1941 Elgin bike from another RRB'er. Not ratty, but thought folks would like to see it.
    Completely overhauled it and gently cleaned the paint.
    Disassembled the wheels completely, cleaned the spokes and nipples, reassembled. Got the stoplight working too!
    The bike just glides along :)

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  2. Pookie42

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    Very cool...


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  3. dougfisk

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    WOW! ...very nice :)

    I wish I could get a read on those colors, as I have a boys model that needs painting.
     
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  4. Walker

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    come on Scott, the heading says "bikes" plural, show us some more! :D
     
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    hehe, was planning ahead...for once!
    More to follow soon :bigboss:
     
  6. The Black Monark

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    Yeah, this color combo isn't common, but I do think it was only available for Ladies models.....could be wrong tho!
     
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    Very nice a ladies bike I'd be proud to own.
     
  8. The Black Monark

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    Here's one just finished over the weekend. Slightly modified 1939 Harvard Deluxe Motobike. Came with original fenders that were very very rusty, but the frame, fork, and rims were pretty nice after some work.
    Had these stainless "raingutter" fenders in the shop and thought they'd look good with the Indian Red paint and cream Franks...think it came out pretty nice!

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    Perfect name for a perfect bike!
     
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    It's a Snyder-built frame badged as Harvard DeLuxe. Same "fastback" frame as the Hawthorne bikes; not sure if any of the Wards bikes came with this fork.
    They came with lots of different badges: Rollfast, American Flyer, Peerless, many others.
     
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    Trusty Rusty:

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    ~1939-1940 Alexander Rocket:

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    Are those original rims on Trusty Rusty?

    My broader question is, do you typically need to replace your rims if you want to use ISO 559 tires? I always assumed that these older bikes (like British 3-speeds, which I'm more accustomed to) used 26 x 1-3/8 (EA3 or S-6) which are definitely not compatible.
     
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    The rims are all orig.
    I don't have any bikes that are 26 x 1 3/8", they're all 26x2.125 (559 bead diameter).
     
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  18. Deathbike

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    Wow! I honestly had no idea that rim size went back that far. Color me a reformed Anglophile.
     
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    AFAIK somewhere ~1932-1933 the "balloon" clincher tire came to America from France I think. Michelin was the innovator?
     
  20. Deathbike

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    Yeah, I went back and re-read Sheldon, it was right there in front of me the whole time.
     

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