What bike is this??

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Alex Cain, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Alex Cain

    Alex Cain

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    Hi everyone, i want to start this off by saying I am not a bike collector or a professional at all, and therefore I apologize for anything I get wrong or label wrong.

    I got this bike at an estate sale for dirt cheap and I’m just curious to know what it is and/or what the value is. It has clearly been spray-painted (very poorly) and I cannot find a maker’s mark anywhere.
     
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  3. The Renaissance Man

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    It's a hodgepodge of parts but the frame looks to be a Monark. Probably worth more in parts than all together if you are planning to sell it.

    But your not going to get rich off of it!
     
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    A late 50's Rollfast frame.
     
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  5. deorman

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    Frame and fenders are HP Snyder. Rollfast is their in-house brand, could also been sold as a few different store brands (example, Hawthorne = Montgomery Wards) The rest is, as stated above, is mixed parts.
     
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    The rear rack is Murray I think.
    Since you don't like the paint, that bike would be a good candidate for a bare metal cruiser.
     
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    I think the "star" sprocket is an AMF part. In any case, they're pretty popular.
     
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  8. Phil Fink

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    Seat looks similar to Worksman bikes (Messinger?) but brown, and maybe without springs (hard to see), such as from an exercise bike?

    Paint looks fairly neatly done,
     
  9. Alex Cain

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    Hi everyone - thanks for your input on this bike - what do you reckon the parts are worth if I broke it down and sold them individually?

    I realize the paint looks nice in the pics but that’s after 1 hour of polishing - even after that it still has some defects in it (runs, patches that are worn thin). I checked on it today and the shine from the polish seems to have gone and it’s reverted back to its dull state.

    The seat says mesinger on the back and does not have springs.

    Would it be more valuable to part this bike out or sell it as a whole? What would someone be willing to pay for the whole bike? Would it be worth my time to part out?
     

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