1920's-Pre-1933 Shelby Bicycle Thread

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SKPC

Cruisin' on my Bluebird

RPower

Finally riding a big boys bike
Remember to ask for nickel and not chrome:

Hello. I am getting ready to send out the parts for the Shelby at the beginning of this thread (Shelby Valu with Meiselbach fork) and wanted your opinion on whether this bike is pre 1927 (chrome). The threads on Shelby serial numbers has it as 27-28 but the forks are older than that. Anyway, since the dating affects both the hub (ND A v C), it also affects plating. Your opinion is greatly appreciated. Thanks, --Ralph
 

Billythekid

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Can anyone tell me about this Shelby I believe these are blackout parts

I haven’t seen it in person

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SKPC

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Cool middleweight Rex Shelby. Thinking 41-3ish or wartime with that ring. If you don't mind, post a picture of the serial number and frame/fork on the link below..thanks!
 
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SKPC

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
This is a 23-25 Shelby Cycle Frame Builders moto I recently refurbed. I enjoy the motobikes quite a bit and fancied this one sitting unloved in Canada. It seems to be mostly original except for the crankset and bars/stem that came with it. Paint I believe is original as well but of horrible quality, losing alot of it when I was removing the overpaint. Unfortunately someone earlier started to strip off most of the Orange paint on the top tube. I have no plans to touch up the paint. Most of these old teens/20's bikes were ridden so hard and long that you never really know what has been replaced over time, which means most survivors are re-pieced together, but this bike seems pretty honest sporting the original paint frame/fork, wheels, fenders and possibly the seat. Bars, stem, crankset and guard are probably replaced in the last 100yrs. @New Mexico Brant supplied the early but more appropriate crankset for it. The wheels spin relatively true after fitting a few old replacement spokes/nips. If it had some new single tube tires stuck on it, it would run down the road pretty well as it has very clean bearing and cone surfaces. Below is how it started. Hope you enjoy it!
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It still needs a repaired front fender brace, rear axle nut, a stand and the original headset cup I forgot to put back in. I obviously am looking for the missing Lacks Hardware badge through the Chicago Cycle Supply Co who either purchased the built machine and/or was involved in the building of it. The badge outline is very specific and only two or three different ones of that shape exist.
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