- Nov 6, 2021
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Funny story about this bike, showed up on offer up awhile back I thought I’d wait till price went down and make offer. When it sold like next day, I was surprised, but thought “ I bet I know we’re this bike went” I text my friend Herb, I asked him “ You just p/u an Elgin Oriole, he says” as a matter of fact I did”. Now I knew if I was ever gonna get it I was gonna be spending more! Well today I made an 11/2 hr drive to Herbs with trading stock in hand( no bike stuff , all antique toys which I’m not into much now) and we worked out a deal and I left with a new bike. Should have bought to begin with…But spent less cash then would have to begin with.The seat is in shreds, that’s reason for bag, to prevent covering from flying off on drive home.looks to be all original except maybe bars.Really cool Art Deco style frame. Aluminum fenders ( rear will need straightening) Cool deco stem. Usually pictured with moto bars but have heard not always.wheels crusty but surprisingly true, has nice Morrow rear hub that seems to work fine. It’s missing trusses, otherwise complete. I can see the graphics under rust so it’ll be interesting to see how much red there still is on frame.I got more stuff I’ll post later.Car is my friends.