there's two zeppelins in my garage..

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by charliechaindrive, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. charliechaindrive

    charliechaindrive

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    I think I did pretty good the other day,   my first find is this sweet wards Hawthorne zep,   posted on c-list for the irresistibly low price of 45$
    [​IMG] the seller chuck was a very nice guy,   he collects old Maytag gas engines as well as bikes.    I also got these two frames from chuck for 15$
    A second zep frame
    [​IMG] and a monark super twin frame and fork
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    Then,   my friend Mark's brother bob came out from south Dakota and brought his whizzer motorbike with!
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    I rode this thing around brainerd for a good two hours.  Lots of fun!

    Ccd
     
  2. Walker

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    That's some good scores. the Zep frame is my personal favorite. Too bad the rusty one is missing the drive side teardrop pedal.
     
  3. Great deals! 8)
     
  4. junknutz1975

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    Oh man that's COOL!!! :shock:
     
  5. yeshoney

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    I believe your Monark frame would have been badged a "Spiegel Airman" Single spring fork is what gives it away.

    Joe
     
  6. Nightrider

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    Ever go to the AMA superbike races? Been there several times, but I live too far away now.
     
  7. Jpromo

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    Prices were definitely right indeed! Both fastback frames are Synder-built bikes with the second, surface rusty one being a '36 due to the unique seat binder.
     
  8. charliechaindrive

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    Thanks everybody, and the drive side tear drop pedal isis there on the '36 (thanks for the year ID Jpromo:, it's just hanging on by a thread. I did a little bit of work on the blue zep, I couldn't stand to ride it with the original cranks being as bent as they were (hitting the frame a tiny bit) so I swapped in a newer unbent set of cranks. I also got out by bag of lead shot and tamed a few dents in the back fender. As soon as I get a box this bike is going to a new home.

    Ccd
     
  9. slowriderz

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    I called the guy on that first bike. He told me it was pending pick up ( you obviously ). :cry: Congrats on the score!! I had thoughts of swooping it up on my way thru the area last week. Oh well. I managed to find a couple other great deals.
     
  10. charliechaindrive

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    Better luck next time slowriderz :D
     
  11. slowriderz

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    If you ever find bikes up there that you are not going to buy, shoot me a message any time I am always interested in good leads. I am thru the area every few weeks heading to our cabin.
     

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