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  1. J

    Monark serial numbers

    Found something interesting posted by oldfart36 from last August 12. Shows same bike w/o original tires, pedals, missing fender strut, front light. Crankarm....dog leg type.
  2. J

    Monark serial numbers

    One other thing, all the "Deluxe" models I've seen in google images show the name "deluxe" and this doesn't. Is this a Deluxe or ??
  3. J

    Monark serial numbers

    Shawn, thanks for the update. You reference a horrific crash. What horrific crash? If this refers to the fork alignment, I would consider that coming from a horrific crash by any means. I spent nearly 30 working as a pro race mechanic and I can tell you about many horrific crashes. In my...
  4. J

    Monark serial numbers

    I just googled 1946 Monark bicycle to look at images of multiple bikes. Some, the forks are straight inline with the heat tube and some are a bit forward. If these are "bent" then they can be fixed. There's a tool for it I can access but I'm not going to pout time into that for the client. Their...
  5. J

    Monark serial numbers

    Shawn, you're saying most of the forks are bent backwards from crashes? Wouldn't surprise me really. They can bend forward if ridden off a dropoff with very low tire pressure in front. Even the fork that's part of the second "bike" is the same. Sits forward. So based on the info I initially...
  6. J

    Monark serial numbers

    So I finally got a chance to take a few pics. I took only 3 ( it's a single-speed bike so not a lot of detail) and tossed one. The bike pictured is the one a I referenced by serial # AO 118143.And Shawn, thanks for the info on skip tooth chains and related components being available postwar. In...
  7. J

    Monark serial numbers

    One other thing about this bike, there's no "Super Deluxe" decal on the chainguard. I'm headed out today to service a modern bike and some other repairs (tubeless tire service) and bb replacement. Tomorrow I'll post a pic or two of the '46. Then we can see what's up with this bike.
  8. J

    Monark serial numbers

    Just some updated info,,,,I've been busy as I own a mobile bike shop and that's kept me busy the last several days. So last night I was in the garage and thinking about what you said about the tank, Took out the screws and looked at the tabs the screws thread into and gave the forward one a tap...
  9. J

    Monark serial numbers

    Freqman1...thanks for the input. "bike 2" isn't a bike at this stage. Just a collection of parts and a frame/fork. It was repainted as were the parts; tank halves, chainguard, rack, etc. In fact, w/o wheels it's just what it is, parts. I'm not going to determine the price though I am going to...
  10. J

    Monark serial numbers

    Hi Jimbo53....I appreciate what you have to say about pics. That said, if time and light was on my side, that's what I would've done. Maybe once I have everything sorted out, I mightt just do that.
  11. J

    Monark serial numbers

    Hi Folks! I'm new to this group and have read various posts over the last few years while looking for info. So as you can see by my post title, I'm looking for some help with Monark Super Deluxe numbers. I saw a post with listings starting with the year 1934-1942(?) for stamped numbers on the...